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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,697 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3697
Reviews: 922
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 8.26%


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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Bfarr

Washington

4.05/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep brown and tight brown head with good retention. Chocolate alcohol and oak. Rich chocolate and roasted balance with alcohol. Finishes with barrel aged rum, vanilla, and light peat with a rather high hop content. Thick robust and smooth.

Good balanced flavor with alcohol enhancing it. Roasted a little high and there are some nice notes but they are more at the end rather than throughout the beer. It’s extremely easy considering the beer with a great smooth flavor but, honestly, somewhat disappointing. My expectations were unfortunately high.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 03:16:10 | More by Bfarr
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This is my very first review, so I am very excited to start off with the infamous, highly rated BA stout in the planet! Firestone Walker Parabola! My only few BA stouts that i've had, so I cant make this a perfect score becuz there is so much beers and I have so much catching up to do.(Late bloomer drinker). Let's begin.

A- Stouts are usually dark, so I cant think of any beer styles that could be darker.

S- Licorice, sweet, caramel, oakiness from the barrels, faint alcohol but very faint from the well balanced aromas

T- Rich chocolate and vanilla. I'm ready to add milk and sugar to make this an outstanding beer a true dessert. Its a beer you just have to try.

Overall, its an excellent BA stout. Still looking for that perfect beer for my own taste buds, but this beer is in my top 5.. Cheers!

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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,697 ratings.