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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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100
world-class

4,253 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,253
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,069
Gots: 2,432 | FT: 160
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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Douglas14

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-15-2011 17:04:37 | More by Douglas14
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Smokesnotes

Michigan

4.81/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Excellent beer.

A: Very dark brown, not much head.

S: Good bourbon/vanilla aroma.

M: Great mouthfeel. Pretty smooth finish.

T: Lots of caramel flavor.

O: I want more.

Drank at a bottle share alongside Black Xantas and KBS. Parabola definitely holds up next to these beers even though I think KBS edges it out slightly. I enjoyed the info on the label and was surprised how high the IBUs are for not seeming too hoppy. Definitely recommend if you like BA stouts or Imperial Stouts.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 02:32:52 | More by Smokesnotes
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-13-2014 19:41:43 | More by caaam
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Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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mhenson42

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-13-2014 02:56:11 | More by mhenson42
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-13-2014 02:38:59 | More by timotao
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

07-13-2014 02:34:33 | More by Enochase04
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Jac521

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-12-2014 19:18:37 | More by Jac521
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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-12-2014 17:45:34 | More by Mjdoyon
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-12-2014 17:18:39 | More by Jasoncpace
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Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-11-2014 06:52:18 | More by schnarr84
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Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-11-2014 03:59:21 | More by hairylikeapeman
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Skunkyluvmuffin

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-10-2014 18:26:26 | More by Skunkyluvmuffin
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MikeAndrews

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-10-2014 17:22:24 | More by MikeAndrews
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Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -40.3%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-09-2014 22:06:13 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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Pwbres

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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Larbear2497

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 18:14:24 | More by Larbear2497
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trojanshawn

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-09-2014 18:14:17 | More by trojanshawn
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California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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Connecticut

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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,253 ratings.