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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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100
world-class

4,243 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,243
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,065
Gots: 2,430 | FT: 163
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged for 8 months in circa 1990's Heaven Hill bourbon barrels.

2011
OG: 29.5p [plato]
IBU: 82 [high]
Cases: 3000 produced [LTD]
Aged: 12 mo [time in barrel]
Yeast: British Ale [house]
Color: 167SRM [midnight black]

(Beer added by: largadeer on 03-26-2008)
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BBP

Ontario (Canada)

4.83/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours thick black with good head and excellent retention. Nice lacing as well.

The aroma is subtle yet powerful. Cocoa, subtle alcohol head, and an almost fruity sweetness come through.

The taste is smooth and rich. Exceptionally blended. A ton of complexity comes through, but almost as a single flavor due to the way it's blended. It has a bit of dark fruitiness and candy sweetness as well. Nearly no heat, but quite sharp tasting.

Medium to full thickness and medium weight. The finish is dry and moderately sticky.

Such a great beer. Incredible balance. The alcohol is present but tamed. Really without any evident flaws.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 21:06:41 | More by BBP
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5/5  rDev +8.5%
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Poured my bottle of Firestone Walker Parabola 2014 into a snifter.

Appearance-Upon pouring Parabola into the snifter, I noticed the midnight black color. Extremely dark at first, but as it settled, a small amount of dark brown reddish foam stayed at the top of the pour.

Smell-Smelled a lot like the 2013 release with some additions. It had a boozy smell at first, with vanilla, bourbon, and the sweetness of chocolate.

Taste-Had a small amount of smoke. The more I drank, the more chocolate I got. A lot like the chocolate oak aged yeti but more complex.

Mouthfeel-Overall it was very smooth, not chalky like I had expected. It was a nice surprise, and very easy to drink even with the high alcohol content.

Overall-One of the best beers I've ever tasted. I have 3 more bottles of this years brew, and I'm very excited to see how this years vintage ages.

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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,243 ratings.