Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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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
02-09-2013 23:31:07 | More by WanderingFool
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,253 ratings.