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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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roostor07

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-27-2013 14:09:52 | More by roostor07
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JALIEN

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-27-2013 07:38:39 | More by JALIEN
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gtermi

Texas

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-27-2013 02:28:57 | More by gtermi
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-26-2013 15:22:29 | More by sendbeer
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timc100

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed fireside on thanksgiving - 8 months of age.

Poured into a mini-snifter - appearance of a porter. Dark brown, ruby red/light brown on the edges, towards the end of the glass it is actually transparent. There is a minimal beige head with nice barrel-aged retention. The aroma is nice but but muted - heavily roasted espresso, chalky dark chocolate, some hints of barrel. It tastes fantastic and huge! Incredibly rich chocolate - very dark bakers chocolate - heavy roast, espresso, some barrel sweetness of vanilla and very slight coconut, some oak as well. There isn't a lot of bourbon but certainly barrel presence. The mouthfeel is smooth, slick and full - carries the beer well.

Great barrel aged russian imperial stout but not all I expected or wanted it to be. Still a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 05:25:11 | More by timc100
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Maillard

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-26-2013 05:24:58 | More by Maillard
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BTHU

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-26-2013 00:52:33 | More by BTHU
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edk218

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-25-2013 21:31:57 | More by edk218
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Ilovebeer1212

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-25-2013 00:55:20 | More by Ilovebeer1212
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LSx

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-24-2013 19:29:18 | More by LSx
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dasmusik

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-24-2013 15:03:22 | More by dasmusik
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cletusdog

California

3.75/5  rDev -18.7%

04-24-2013 06:47:26 | More by cletusdog
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unclejazz

New York

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-23-2013 18:05:48 | More by unclejazz
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

04-22-2013 01:38:52 | More by mbs11
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gueuzegossage

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

04-21-2013 21:27:21 | More by gueuzegossage
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Ranz

Texas

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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Eighty

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-21-2013 07:02:01 | More by Eighty
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Bluecane

New York

3.75/5  rDev -18.7%

04-21-2013 06:01:39 | More by Bluecane
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mbw314

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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ericdupont

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-21-2013 04:54:32 | More by ericdupont
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incubuscience

Illinois

4/5  rDev -13.2%

04-20-2013 22:47:58 | More by incubuscience
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drgonzo2k2

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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vande

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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Jessenimmo

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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JoshTellez

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-20-2013 02:30:10 | More by JoshTellez
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,316 ratings.