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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,894 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,894
Reviews: 1,005
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 2,302
Gots: 2,674 | FT: 189
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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5/5  rDev +8.5%

DeadeyeOTDO, Nov 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Mac_McNelis, Nov 03, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev -0.2%

ChrisISO_SJ, Nov 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -13.2%

Travitten, Nov 03, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +6.7%

2013 Vintage. Pours black as motor oil with no head to speak of. Lots of chocolate, bourbon and and roasted malt on the nose. The first thing you notice upon the first sip is just how smooth this beer is. The next thing you notice is how amazingly balanced this beer is. Firestone Walker has a world class barrel program, keep up the great work!

JohnG190, Nov 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

cjn40277, Nov 03, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +2%

ErinIvy13, Nov 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

BeerMeBro720, Nov 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

broodog, Nov 02, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev -2%

didou696, Nov 02, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +4.1%

little_star, Nov 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

PintOfPaul, Nov 01, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +3.3%

inkyplus, Nov 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

brn9000, Nov 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

kplooki, Nov 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

cocoapuph, Nov 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

BeerRunner, Oct 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

saemick, Oct 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

greg1973, Oct 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

I had this beer on draft at the Green Onion Pub in Utica, NY. First all, if any of you readers are in the Utica area, be sure to drop into "The Onion". Their craft/import beer offerings are high quality, and often exotic as well. It's an old english style pub, no TV's, just great beer, great wine, exceptional single malts, and other small batch whisky, and great music.

As for the Parabola. Wow, a flavor bomb! It is as impressive of a beer as you will ever have. Nuff said.

mirp1, Oct 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

jordanimal, Oct 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

By far the most balanced stout I've ever had the chance to wrap my lips around. Toasty, malty, rich, chocolatey, coffee, all perfectly entwined. A 2013 aged for 1 year before sharing with some great friends.

imstimpy, Oct 31, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev -6.7%

papat444, Oct 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

fingerflinger, Oct 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -18.7%

LowbrowMedic, Oct 30, 2014
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,894 ratings.