Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by pkeigs:
4.58/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Split this bottle at the Mayor of Old Town on Sunday with some friends while we watched the Formula One race. Was a treat that I was excited to share with the 6 of us present.
Beer pours black with absolutely 0 head, carbonation was still there, but just formed a thin layer of bubbles on the edge of the glass. Swirling it leaves a nice legging effect as beer sticks to the glass.
Smells great, lots of oak, little bit of bourbon, some nice caramel flavors coming through. Seems to be more balanced than most other barrel aged stouts. Amazing that this one has seen at least 12 months on wood.
Tastes a lot like it smells. Amazing finish on this one, seems to last for ages. Once again great balance between the deep rich stout, and the oak. Vanilla, coffee, dark fruit and caramel round out the palate.
A tasty treat, very happy to get a bottle of this, will open it at a stout tasting when the weather starts to get a little cooler.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2011 14:09:00 | More by pkeigs
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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 4,247 ratings.