Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by anteater:
4.39/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz pour on tap at Bailey's
A: Black with a medium dark tan head, good looking carb
S: Delicious oak and bourbon swirled with roasty malt
T: Very similar to the aroma. The first thing I noticed, as I do with many big barrel aged FW beers, is that at 12.5% this is incredibly mellow. There is roasty bitter malt, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, oak. All the usual suspects. Its as if the identity of the flavor is fantastic but its all dialed down a bit too much
M: Smooth and thick, right amount of carb
O: Really delicious stuff, don't get me wrong. However, I don't think its worthy of its spot so high on the top 250 and I wish the flavors were a bit more intensified.
Serving type: on-tap
08-04-2013 01:27:58 | More by anteater
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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 4,251 ratings.