Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Marty30:
4.45/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Had this on-tap at Aces&Ales strong beer festival.
A. Black as night no chance of any light shining through this.Leaves a small tan cap,no lacing but isn't to be expected.
S. Bourban hits the nose first, it isn't over the top at all. Follows with a nice licorice and vanilla note,also a bit of coffee and the staple dark fruits.
T. Absolutely badass! Expertly balenced, great bourbon flavor but not a bourbon bomb. I'm getting licorice, espresso, oak,vanilla,figs wow such a complex brew! I get some alchohol but not as much as I thought I was going to get.
M. Pretty good not a lot of carbonation as expected, Heavy feel maybe leaning a little on the medium side of that. Coats the mouth nicely.
Overall wow this is one of the best barrel aged stouts I have had to date. I will recommend this all day long.
Serving type: on-tap
09-04-2011 23:23:24 | More by Marty30
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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 4,244 ratings.