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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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world-class

4,252 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,252
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,068
Gots: 2,432 | FT: 160
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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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

4.45/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to pants678 for this one!
22oz bottle served in a Duvel tulip
Vintage 2013

A - Pours black with a thin mocha cap. The head settles down and vanishes while leaving thick legs down the glass.

S - Massive roasted malt aroma, rich bready malts, Amish chocolate bread, caramel/chocolate, big nutty yeast, toasted coconut, vanilla, toasted graham crackers, cherries and other dark fruits come out as it warms.

T - Roasted barley, sweetened espresso, bittersweet chocolate, molasses, nutty brown bread, strong coffee flavored with coconut syrup. The bourbon is light but rustic with a scorched butterscotch character. Dark fruit emerges as it warms. The alcohol

M - Medium full body when cold but once warm turns to light side of medium body, thin but silky feel, the consistency becomes more syrupy as it warms. Warming finish with some bite.

A big and bold flavored beer that is far from boring. The yeast was very strong and nutty creating a very bready flavor, which was a nice change for a RIS. I liked this one colder rather than warm. Once this warms up it becomes a thin syrupy alcohol bomb. The bourbon was there but delicate and didn't overpower the hefty malt bill. Nice fruit components but it's hard to distinguish the type of fruits. Glad I got to try this one.

Drink this big boy cold.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 22:54:59 | More by StaveHooks
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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.

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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 4,252 ratings.