Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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3.5/5 rDev -24.1%
1 pt 6 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:
A - Pours a jet black color with a light tan, thin head of one finger. Retention is decent, especially given the high ABV. Inviting, if a bit standard.
S - Earthy oak notes dominate over a strong but pleasant roasted malt body. Cream and caramel are present. Spicy ethanol on the back. I like the oak on the nose, though I think it hides some of the fine, subtle notes.
T - General oak notes are dominant. Surprisingly sweet. Restrained roasted malts are countered nicely by cream and lactic notes. All of the flavors are a bit subdued, in my opinion, and the alcohol is very present, even bordering obtrusive. Weak plum on the finish.
M - Full bodied, thick and coarse on the finish. Definitely boozy.
D - A good beer, though it's a bit restrained and I'm disappointed by it given the hype. Not memorable or unique.
05-29-2012 03:15:24 | More by blakelive784
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,510 ratings.