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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,775 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,775
Reviews: 993
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 2,271
Gots: 2,632 | FT: 184
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle.

A - Pours a jet completely opaque fluid. Created a minimal amount of dark tan head that faded quickly. Very nice legs observed. Minimal, if any carbonation.

S - Beautiful dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon and vanilla and light amount of dark fruits, burnt tones and malt. I'm not picking up much hops at all. I really just want to sit an smell it. Nicely balanced and complex.

T - More of the same. Just wonderful. Rich and complex, slight bitterness. Some bready and toasty, with caramel and vanilla highlights.

M - Delicious velvety and smooth. Full bodied. Considering the high ABV, easy to drink and sneaks up on you very quickly.

O - Fantastic beer. Lives up to its reputation and exceeds expectations. A must try for anyone who is a fan of the style. One of my favorite beers.

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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,775 ratings.