Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by beerfan99:
4.8/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz poured into a tall glass.
A- Pours like molasses, it took the bartender forever to pour this thing. Dark black in color and opaque. I can tell just by the appearance this is going to be really thick. Carbonation level is pretty low, not much head was produced.
S- Chocolate and bourbon aromas are very strong and outstanding.
T- Powerful flavors of chocolate, bourbon, and I'm thinking coffee as well. Tons of strong flavor, but well balanced to create a delicious beer.
M- Smooth, creamy, and super thick. After drinking the first sip, I was wondering how I would finish this beer.
O- An incredible beer that I was stoked to find on draft. This is definitely on my short list of top Russian Imperial Stouts. After having this on tap, I immediately drove to pick up a few bottles at a nearby liquor store that I called while drinking this beer.
Serving type: on-tap
09-11-2011 05:51:26 | More by beerfan99
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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 4,243 ratings.