Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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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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