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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,722 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,722
Reviews: 993
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 2,248
Gots: 2,616 | FT: 186
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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Photo of themind
4.45/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Firestone makes a winning brew in the name of Parabola. The beer has a pitch black appealing appearance with a roasted malt, dark fruit and bourbon aroma. The mouthfeel was excellent making this beer very enjoyable. The only major issue I have with this beer is that it is way hot! the 13% ABV is in your face and overpowers the beer a bit. After having BCBCS the night before I realize how good it is by the way Goose Island hides the ABV. I have a few more of these beers and I want to age them to see if the heat calms down.

Overall its a quality beer but the ABV is hot and the bourbon could be more pronounced.

Bottom Line: Very good brew!

After letting the beer breath for a while the ABV burn relaxed a bit.

themind, Jul 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

pathman, Jul 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

corysmith01, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -13.2%

cfh64, Jul 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

Funhausen, Jul 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

WYVYRN527, Jul 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Turney, Jul 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

kylehay2004, Jul 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

nickfl, Jul 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

YalovaIA, Jul 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

ibison4, Jul 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Casey3236, Jul 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

OptionParalysis, Jul 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Draught2012, Jul 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

jayneo74, Jul 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Lasering, Jul 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

bcm75, Jul 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -13.2%

roodie, Jul 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

efrbeer, Jul 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

LincolnHawk, Jul 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Chip_K, Jul 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

jmccraney, Jul 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

SteeleWright, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of MCain04
4.4/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Loved this stout. Had it on tap fresh at Big Star, Chicago. Smell was hard to pick up but was poured into a pilsner glass, sadly. The bourbon barrel aging is smooth and not too harsh. Great flavors throughout, with roasty malts, vanilla, toffee, but balanced by some bitterness. This was served way too cold by really opened up as it warmed.

MCain04, Jul 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -34.9%

Brew33, Jul 11, 2013
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,722 ratings.