Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Pinknuggets:
4.43/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Bottle to Lawson's sniffer
A:dark as night black that pours thick like motor oil. It is completely opaque with no head what so ever and thin tan lacing around the top of the glass.
S:the bourbon flavor is strong and very present up front there are even some hints of alcohol but they are not powerful. There are hints of vanilla and fruit but bourbon is definitely the dominant smell though not overpowering.
T: similar to the nose there is a heavy bourbon flavor upfront there is plenty of chocolate and vanilla flavors. Those are the dominant flavor but they are impressively not overpowering.
M:the feel is smooth, it is not thick in terms of it being heavy but it is very syrupy like bourbon chocolate syrup. There is basically no carbonation but that is as to be desired from a BA stout.
O: this is a really solid BA bourbon stout not really mind blowing up just as good as the big players would like to see it age. It is smooth with a great mouthfeel and solid taste without being overpowering. The look is good but the smell is meh. Worth a try for sure as I highly reccomend this
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2013 00:50:18 | More by Pinknuggets
More User Reviews:
4.84/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
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!
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 09:04:36 | More by Flip4beers
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,697 ratings.