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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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100
world-class

4,328 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,328
Reviews: 971
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,089
Gots: 2,466 | 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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zhanson88

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4.38/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 1, bottled in 2010. Split two ways with Rbald42, my half into a Fantôme tulip.

Appearance: Pours pitch black in the glass, with about an inch of dark khaki head. Retention is decent, lacing reduces down to a ring around the edge of the glass. Legs are good, to be expected from a 12.5% beer.

Smell: Smells of roasted malts, some char, light coffee, and baker's chocolate. Lots of vanilla, woodiness, and bourbon notes as well. Bourbon heat isn't overly prevalent with this beer being around a year old now, but I still get a bit.

Taste: Bitter dark chocolate, a touch of coffee, some roast and char in there as well. Some woodiness emerges. Nice linger of bourbon and vanilla on the finish. Again, not too much bourbon heat. A year old is a good age to drink this one.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Body is just over medium, with a fair amount of carbonation. This was the weak point of the beer for me. Would prefer to see little more body, maybe a touch less carbonation. Overall though, a very nice barrel aged stout. Again, the barrel qualities were excellent, and the base was more than enough to hang with the barrels.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 04:10:32 | More by zhanson88
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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,328 ratings.