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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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world-class

4,244 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,244
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,068
Gots: 2,428 | FT: 162
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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Rob_pbr81

New Jersey

4.83/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Unbelievable stout! I was lucky to share a bottle of this with the owner of a bar in Jersey City, Iron Monkey, also a great pub with a huge selection. We opened the bottle and let it settle for about 5 minutes before we enjoyed. The stout just hits you with so much flavor all at once...I got hints of vanilla, maple syrup, coffee and a bit of heaven. Definitely give this beer a 5 minute cool down, I think if you drink it too cold you could miss some of the flavor. This beer definitely escalated the awesomeness of stout to the next level. I give this beer a lampshade-hat rating of 9.25. Cheers to Firestone Walker for a great beer!

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 14:42:01 | More by Rob_pbr81
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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.

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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,244 ratings.