Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ElSid:
4.75/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
The Beers of California
Freshness Date: None
Reserve Series No. 003
A: Poured into a snifter. This brew is pitch black with a khaki head which fades to a faint rim.
S: Bourbon alcohol with complimenting aromoas of tobacco, chocolate, espresso, oak and dark fruits.
T: The flavors at first match the nose: tobacco, chocolate, oak and espresso. Then comes raisins, plums, cherry, vanilla, marshmallows, and smoke. All these complex elements are brought together by dark bread and smooth oat creaminess. Moderate warming bourbonesque alcohol and leafy bitterness throughout.
M: Moderate chewy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Creamy smoothness and good warming alcohol.
O: Stumbled upon this gem at the local BevMo. Aged 12 months in oak barrels, this beautiful brew is the product of patient and knowledgeable hands. A complex, flavorful imperial stout that is both a joy and a honor to imbibe.
Serving type: bottle
09-04-2012 03:51:33 | More by ElSid
More User Reviews:
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
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,252 ratings.