Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dougofthefuture:
4.43/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Yet another great bottle provided by Sugit - thanks! Shared this (at least a little) with the wife on a lazy 4th of July.
A - Very little head on a vigorous pour - what little there is was a deep brown that faded quickly. Dark, but appears water with no lacing.
S - Not a lot of anything at first, but as it warms there is plenty of bourbon here. Strong, but not harsh.
T&M - VERY mellow, and a ton of flavor. Just a small sip yields tons of flavor. Mostly that same mellow bourbon from the nose, but also plenty of well balanced sweetness and just a bit of alcohol heat. The mouthfeel is thin, with the bourbon component slicing through the thickness of the malts, and carbonation is low. This detracts for me a bit, but it does work for the style. It could be flat and still dance on the tongue with all of the flavor that is present.
D - This is very much a sipper as the flavors linger forever even in small quantities. However, the ABV is almost invisible, which is astounding.
Great beer that lives up to the hype!
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2010 20:48:11 | More by dougofthefuture
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4.61/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 22 oz bomber into tulip glass. 2014 vintage.
A: At first glance, this is pitch black with absolutely no light penetrator. On closer examination, I swear there is a bit of deep mahogany brown lurking. One finger mocha colored head that settled quickly to a thin ring leaving very little lacing.
S: A wonderful bouquet of sweet bourbon, fresh picked cherries, vanilla, and good chocolate. Maybe a little hint of coconut and espresso.
T: Lots of bourbon bursts on the tongue from the first sip. Dark chocolate, roasted malts, espresso, and vanilla. The flavors remind me quite a bit of BCBS.
M: Full body coating the tongue nicely. Just a little alcohol burn at the end but not unexpected considering the 14% ABV.
O: Completely and utterly fantastic stout. One of my top three for sure. I really wish this was available in 12 oz bottles and distributed in my area.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 23:50:46 | More by richj1970
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,362 ratings.