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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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100
world-class

5,049 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,049
Reviews: 1,019
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,426
Gots: 2,729 | FT: 192
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:
Beer added by: largadeer on 03-26-2008

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]
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Served in a Harpoon Leviathan glass. great beer for a rainy day.

A - Black with an ivory colored head that quickly dissipates with some intermittent lacing as you drink. Honestly a bit thin.

S - Bourbon and alcohol. strong fig and roasted oat.

T - Fiery charred bourbon with enough malt to stand up to it. Packs a wallop, definitely a sipper. This beer makes you want to take the time to understand it's depth and it is an old sophisticated man beer. Cranberry-Dark Chocolate musk. Nails the style of Imperial Russian, but the real energy required to properly taste it is the whiskey character.

M - wonderful stickiness. leaves a burnt dry feeling in your mouth that I love.

O - can't get it often, nails the style, tastes like Kentucky.

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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 5,049 ratings.