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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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4,253 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,253
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,069
Gots: 2,432 | FT: 160
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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4.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Parabola (2011) pours flat black with a small tan head on top. The foam disappears quickly leaving only a couple spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is oaky and sweet. Vanilla, oak, dark fruit (cherry), chocolate, and alcohol.

Each sip of this full bodied brew is smooth and slightly oily with mild carbonation. The flavor is rich, malty and sweet. It begins with oak, bourbon, and vanilla. In the middle notes of dark fruit (cherry, raisin) blend with chocolate and a touch of roast malt. It finishes with an earthy nuttiness, alcohol and some grassy bitterness. Once gone the oak, chocolate and dark fruit lingers on the palate.

This beer was cellar aged for a year and it's still great. It could go another year to smooth out some of the alcohol. Lots of flavor that comes out as it warms. My only negative is the flat appearance, but that's not a priority for me.

Serving type: bottle

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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,253 ratings.