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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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100
world-class

4,328 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,328
Reviews: 971
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,089
Gots: 2,470 | FT: 162
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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mdvatab

Indiana

4.28/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received bottle in trade with a BA on the east coast. Having bought a bottle myself, I was surprised when it arrived without the box, and had sticky fingerprints on the outside of the bottle. Was concerned about possible handling issues, so with that in mind...

Poured from 22oz bottle into Bordeaux glass.
Bottled in 2011.

Aroma: Dark cherry (dark, fruity sweetness-not tart), anisette, vanilla, chocolate syrup, and a mild, boozy, bourbon note. I think I'm gonna like this one!

Appearance: Very dark brown/black with a brown halo around the outside where the liquid meets the glass. 1/2 finger head disappears to a ring of dark brown foam. Splotches of fine bubbles stick to the inside of the glass as it's tipped back with each sip.

Flavor: Smooth, rich dark chocolate. Dark cherry and fig. Toasted coconut, and sweet bourbon. A tad bit of an oxidized off-flavor, which may be coming from mis-handling of the bottle. Some enjoyable, mild peppery heat from the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium-low, creamy carbonation. Medium body, and a bit of boozy heat.

Overall: Off-flavor aside, I'm really impressed with this one, and look forward to trying one that's been properly cellared. This beer reminded me of Ivan the Terrible, which is probably the best imperial stout I've had. Can't wait to try it again, and highly recommend it!

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 21:02:10 | More by mdvatab
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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,328 ratings.