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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,316 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,316
Reviews: 971
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,086
Gots: 2,456 | 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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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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California

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07-05-2014 10:06:11 | More by mlew
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Farnswurth

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

07-04-2014 22:02:03 | More by Farnswurth
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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-04-2014 19:30:27 | More by UnknownMale282
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dgtiii

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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07-04-2014 17:56:50 | More by ElJosharino
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-04-2014 15:57:04 | More by NooseJustice
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Oregon

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-04-2014 14:21:16 | More by rustycentipede
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California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-04-2014 03:06:46 | More by Mumbles720
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Ohio

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07-03-2014 19:04:39 | More by matt2591
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joegard

Virginia

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-03-2014 17:23:36 | More by joegard
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BigV

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-03-2014 17:03:11 | More by BigV
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warmbier804

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-03-2014 02:03:56 | More by warmbier804
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daron7

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-03-2014 00:44:51 | More by daron7
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mattycasey

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-02-2014 23:26:03 | More by mattycasey
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Arizona

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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California

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Virginia

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California

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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.4/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not as viscous as I expected it had a deep deep brown color that allowed a bit of light to pierce the edge. The head foamed to a light brown cap but then collared quickly.

Brownie, raisin, chocolate, maple and coconut meet the nose as this has glimpses of a barleywine.

The flavor is all barleywine with dark fruit, raisin, chocolatey sweetness, caramel malt, toffee malt, barley and wine. Vanilla begins to form on the palate as it warms.

The feel is velvety, with a slight alcohol heat and a touch of alcohol tang. It has a nice thickness to it as well.

Very good beer but I thought I was drinking Bourbon County Barleywine the entire time, which isn't a bad thing.

Serving type: bottle

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Rhode Island

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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,316 ratings.