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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,592 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,592
Reviews: 987
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,200
Gots: 2,575 | FT: 185
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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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

tom10101, Mar 20, 2013
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4.59/5  rDev -0.4%

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.

cquinn17, Mar 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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MykelJH, Mar 15, 2013
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4.39/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

DenverLogan, Mar 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,592 ratings.