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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,491 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,491
Reviews: 983
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,161
Gots: 2,539 | FT: 180
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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jokulhaps

Virginia

4/5  rDev -13.2%

05-13-2013 02:23:58 | More by jokulhaps
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pk18

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-13-2013 01:50:04 | More by pk18
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Gretlawn

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-13-2013 00:04:00 | More by Gretlawn
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snaotheus

Washington

4.49/5  rDev -2.6%

22oz bottle of the 2013 vintage poured into a large snifter on 12 May 2013.

Pours black, light brown head fades quickly into a ring. Small amount of fine, slow carbonation. Opaque. Smell is smoke, bourbon, alcohol, vanilla, coffee, chocolate.

Taste is vanilla and chocolate, then smoke and bourbon and alcohol. Some cherries and leather, and a hint of maple.

Mouthfeel is silky. Slightly sticky. Overall, this is quite a nice beer.

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22oz bottle of the 2014 vintage, poured a little above fridge temperature into a large snifter on 30 May 2014. 193 D-1 1136.

Lots of alcohol...and so much going on. So awesome.

05-12-2013 23:58:31 | More by snaotheus
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scotv

New York

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-12-2013 23:17:48 | More by scotv
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lpayette

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-12-2013 19:47:24 | More by lpayette
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-12-2013 18:06:43 | More by BrownAleMale
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-12-2013 17:40:09 | More by mikeburd1128
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Lorianneb

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-12-2013 15:58:55 | More by Lorianneb
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ipas-for-life

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-12-2013 15:32:13 | More by ipas-for-life
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jp7161

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-12-2013 14:57:11 | More by jp7161
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alucard6679

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-12-2013 07:53:09 | More by alucard6679
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LtColFrankSlade

Texas

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-12-2013 07:03:30 | More by LtColFrankSlade
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Hopbully

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-12-2013 05:47:58 | More by Hopbully
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Chingringo

Florida

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-12-2013 00:29:19 | More by Chingringo
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-11-2013 20:56:40 | More by MinorThreat
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kmoen

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-11-2013 06:35:13 | More by kmoen
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-11-2013 04:15:11 | More by cwelsh55
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JFresh21

Illinois

4.39/5  rDev -4.8%

2013 vintage poured into a Cigar City snifter

Excellently crafted beer. The smell is purely bourbon but not overly powerful. Parabola is a top notch imperial stout reminding me of black note. This beer drinks easy and the high alcohol content is masked beautifully. Only gripe is the strong oak aftertaste but I can overlook that.

Try this beer! Cheers!

05-11-2013 01:56:11 | More by JFresh21
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tigho

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-10-2013 23:04:30 | More by tigho
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FranzBC

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-10-2013 20:35:33 | More by FranzBC
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yoitsarch

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-10-2013 18:35:59 | More by yoitsarch
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kpacedo

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-10-2013 17:11:45 | More by kpacedo
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camelgar

Arizona

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-10-2013 16:35:56 | More by camelgar
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striker2160

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-10-2013 14:16:56 | More by striker2160
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,491 ratings.