Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by hawks10:
4.1/5 rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bottle - 2010 Vintage - Poured into a tulip...
Pours thick and black, two fingers of dark tan head slowly forms and recedes even slower...10 minutes later, there is still a small cap of dark tan head, no lacing...
Large doses of sweet vanilla mixes with chocolate to create a very rich smelling beer. Bourbon aromas add another layer of sweetness, and there is only a mild roasted bitterness to combat all of this. Oak adds an earthy and dry aroma in the end...
Flavor is less sweet and much more dry than the aroma. Bourbon and semi-sweet, slightly bitter dark chocolate dominate the flavors. A bit of alcohol heat shows up in the middle and lingers into the finish. A dry, earthy and oaky flavor dominates the finish, lingering for, seemingly, eternity...
Full bodied, smooth and creamy with just a little bite of carbonation in the middle, otherwise, pretty still, coating. Just a bit of booze heat and bitterness that lingers for a while...
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2011 04:43:59 | More by hawks10
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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 4,244 ratings.