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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,328 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,328
Reviews: 971
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,090
Gots: 2,469 | 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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2012 batch

A - viscous but liquidy pour with a subtle tan head that leaves quickly; the carbonation is active and the lacing non existent

S - bourbon, toffee, dark chocolate, cherries, mocha, booze...this beer also captures some sweet oak/wood

T - caramel and chocolate; fudge; roasted oats; tobacco; dark cherry pipe smoke; boozy; wood; a hint of toffee

M - surprisingly, this beer isn't sweetly cloying; it's smooth, nuanced, balanced, a little under carbonated; tasty up front with a little burn going down

O - just an awesome barrel aged imperial stout; the chocolate cherry oak sweetness is a bit smoky and a lot tasty and packs a punch without any palate destroying astringency; knock out beer

Serving type: bottle

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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,328 ratings.