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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,311 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,311
Reviews: 971
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,082
Gots: 2,452 | 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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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

03-20-2013 19:34:18 | More by tom10101
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cquinn17

Illinois

4.59/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage. 22 oz poured into a wine glass. Tasted on 1/2/13, just now putting in my review.

A- Dark as night with a very thin mocha head, tiny bubbles on the head.

S- Strong vanilla, oak, toffee, chocolate and alcohol. Not much coffee, maybe a hint.

T- Big vanilla, bourbon, toffee chocolate and surprisingly a lot of coffee-like bitterness. Bitter, dry finish.

M- Thick, oily mouthfeel. Very heavy bodied.

O- Right up there with all of the best BBA Stouts. Really nice flavors and light enough in ABV to finish a bomber. Seek this out and buy a few if you can. Also interested to see how this holds up with a year of age on it.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 07:40:34 | More by cquinn17
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owend

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +3%

03-19-2013 17:22:20 | More by owend
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heavenlyStash

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

03-19-2013 05:19:06 | More by heavenlyStash
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DruRho

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

03-19-2013 00:20:29 | More by DruRho
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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -13.2%

03-18-2013 22:50:36 | More by theGlasstronaut
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swooshjtb

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +8.5%

03-18-2013 21:20:33 | More by swooshjtb
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Ak555667

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

03-18-2013 19:20:02 | More by Ak555667
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pauljunk

Virginia

4/5  rDev -13.2%

03-18-2013 14:38:17 | More by pauljunk
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evbask1

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

03-18-2013 03:57:35 | More by evbask1
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ferrettman687

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8.5%

03-17-2013 06:04:25 | More by ferrettman687
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Cazlo

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3%

03-16-2013 02:59:40 | More by Cazlo
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MykelJH

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

03-15-2013 09:52:32 | More by MykelJH
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DenverLogan

Colorado

4.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From 2012 bottle...No 003...poured in a Chimay chalice.
Pours black with small brown head...leaves a tiny bit of lace with time.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, vanilla, sweet malts.
Modest carbonation and powerful mouthfeel.
Flavors of burnt roasted malts, dark and bitter chocolate...there's a mouth puckering bitterness...let me give it 5 minutes...
OK...with a few minutes the head is nearly gone, aroma is big of barrel bourbon, dark malts...flavors are big with bourbon barrel, raisins, dark chocolate, bitter hops (82 IBU), vanilla. This is a big boy with complexity and strength...might have been wise to age it another 6 - 12 months, possibly more, but I couldn't resist. I've had this on many occasions over the years, probably most often on draft in Southern California. Damn fine and tasty treat.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 04:45:12 | More by DenverLogan
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nopucophop

New York

5/5  rDev +8.5%

03-15-2013 02:43:59 | More by nopucophop
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Hopbrizio

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

03-14-2013 19:58:25 | More by Hopbrizio
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ESeab

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +3%

03-14-2013 16:35:49 | More by ESeab
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yeaprolly

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

03-14-2013 07:52:06 | More by yeaprolly
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Cottzilla

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

03-14-2013 00:08:46 | More by Cottzilla
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RyanSchwam

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

03-13-2013 01:28:16 | More by RyanSchwam
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beertardis

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

03-13-2013 00:40:59 | More by beertardis
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

03-12-2013 21:38:30 | More by CypherEnigma
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Wantbeer

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

03-12-2013 17:15:14 | More by Wantbeer
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

03-12-2013 16:16:52 | More by ChrisL24481
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Matagal

Brazil

5/5  rDev +8.5%

03-11-2013 23:13:54 | More by Matagal
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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