Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by sugit:
4.58/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A: Thick jet black pour. Nice long lasting tanish head. Very nice looking stout.
S: Smell was a little bit of a let down. Not as strong as I as hoping. Mostly roasted malts and a bit of vanilla. Was hoping for more.
T: Very very complex beer. Very rich, but so darn smooth. Lots of different flavors hitting the palate all in great balance. Roasted malts, chocolate, bit of coffee and suprisingly nice bitter hops bite. Very nice bourbon flavor without being overpowering or the heat. Rounds out the outstanding flavor profile.
Very well blended together with such great harmony. No one flavor outshining the other.
M: Full bodied, thick and creamy. Great carbonation for this style. Perfect.
D: Waaay too easy drinking for 13%. One of the best BA stouts I've had.
Drank the boomer with ZERO problem. I wish I would have picked up a couple extra bottles at the price point. Unfortunately, I am left with only one more bottle. Worthy of all the praise.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2010 05:31:36 | More by sugit
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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.