Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by muttyd:
4.28/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Huge thanks to Jon over at Kappy's on Rt 1 in Malden for this one. Bottle for now, bottle to age.
Poured gently into a large Tripel Karmeliet glass. Pitch black with a faint, spotty tan head. Great lacing and sticks to the sides of the glass very well. Very viscous looking.
Aroma hits you right away with a deep, dark chocolate candy bar sweetness. Roasted malts, toffee, and oaky vanilla all there as well. Some slight warming alcohol comes through more and more as the beer warms up. The flavor is very similar to the nose but has a strong dark fruity/fig sweetness that mixes in well with the dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel and coffee flavors. Very big, bold imperial stout. Leaves a sticky coating on the palate and finishes with a warming alcohol presence.
Excellent offering from FW. Really enjoyed this beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2011 02:53:06 | More by muttyd
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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 4,239 ratings.