Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by SDDanC:
4.3/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
On tap at Toronado SD - 5/5/12
Poured into a flute :/, jet black with half finger of creamy cocoa head. After the first sip, lacing is already showing. Nose is lots of toffee, butterscotch, bourbon and wood is hidden in the back. Taste is creamy milk chocolate, toffee/caramel, very subtle bourbon, bitter bite near the end. Mouthfeel is creamy, low carbonation, and relatively thick, IMO a great example of the style. Overall this exceptionally decadent, worth the $. Might actually get some bottles.
Serving type: on-tap
05-05-2012 19:56:05 | More by SDDanC
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4.98/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is the one, the only, PARABOLA. I have had this 3 times before in the past 3 years. This is the biggest one yet at 14%, I am curious how it will end up.
Pours a very dark black with a brown edge to it, so its semi transparent. Not the darkest RIS I've seen, but its just fine. a small mocha head recedes fast to a ring and lacing.
Smell is perfect. Boozy bourbon and coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, you name it. anything dark like in the food chain lol, smokiness, toffee, caramel, figs, raisins, prunes, did I mention bourbon? Its all here.
Taste is similar. This huge wallop of chocolate and bourbon hits the tongue and stays there for days. All the aformentioned smells are there in the taste, plus I have to say theres a leather note as well. Vanilla too. Also, the alcohol gives a slight burn to the tongue but it's not harsh like a shot of whiskey.
Feel is nice, very slick and oily, this thing has legs on the side of the glass like motor oil. Carbonation is just right at about low to medium.
Overall I highly suggest people find this and try it, or trade for it if they can't get it back east. It's a sensation you will never forget, and I am glad that I bought 3 bottles of it. Worth every penny.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 22:41:11 | More by BastardKing24
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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