Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by vic21234:
4.6/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2012 Vintage bomber poured into a snifter. Allowed to sit at room temperature from the fridge for about twenty minutes before serving.
A- Pours pitch black with about a half finger's worth of a khaki colored head that quickly fades. Lots of sticky lacing along the sides of the glass.
S- Lots going on in the smell. I get notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and maybe some dark fruits. The presence of alcohol is also on the backend of the smell.
T- Tastes much like the smell. Up front I seem to get some vanilla and coffee notes more than anything. The woody-oak flavor is apparent from the barrels. This drinks rather hot in my opinion. Not a bad thing, as I taste some bourbon-type notes in there which I like.
M- Heavy, little to no carbonation. Drinks hotter as the beer warms. Real nice sipper or dessert beer.
This is my first time I've had the pleasure of getting my hands on Parabola. I was able to snag 2 bottles. The other bottle will sit in my basement for a year to see how this one does with some age. While many people say this one doesn't feel like 12.5% ABV, I think it does (which is fine with me.) Overall this was a a great beer and I'm glad I got to try it finally.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2012 02:02:22 | More by vic21234
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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.
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