Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.56/5 rDev -1.1%
A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some very dark amber highlights and a very light amount of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall dark tan to mocha head that quickly reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Strong aromas of bourbon, oak, and vanilla along with some light to moderate notes of chocolate. There are some very light hints of alcohol in the aroma as well.
T: Upfront there is a strong flavor of chocolate, caramel, and coffee - the chocolate is more of a dark chocolate, a bittersweet chocolate. There is a moderate to strong flavor of bourbon, vanilla, and oak with just a hint of coconut towards the finish. There are light notes of roasted malts and vinous notes. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish.
M: Just shy of full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Velvety smooth with a light amount of alcohol heat in the finish.
O: This beer is very enjoyable with a great amount of complexity to both the taste and the smell - this makes it a great sipping beer that is best slowly enjoyed... The beer smells much stronger than it tastes but the alcohol is not overly present in the flavor. The beer continues to smooth out as it warms and the complexity increases.
01-12-2013 02:01:06 | More by dbrauneis
4.24/5 rDev -8%
A. Black body with a small light brown head.
S. Bourbon with a light coco in the aroma.
T. Flavor is coffee and chocolaty but has more bourbon in the scent.
M. Goes Down smooth. Not meant to be consumed quickly but very possible if reckless.
Overall a great stout, better with age.
01-11-2013 22:05:10 | More by Spectre
4.86/5 rDev +5.4%
Poured from a bomber into a snifter
A: Pours a beautiful black with a brown head that fades to a ring
S: Nose is complex and full of vanilla with notes of earthy chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, coconut and oak. It begs the tongue to taste.
T: Chocolate, coconut and caramel up front, followed by big bourbon character, vanilla, caramel, oak and alcohol in the middle and finish. Aftertaste is delicious chocolate, bourbon and roasted malt. Just a touch short of perfection. Too much alcohol.
M: Full bodied, I'm sure, but I've forgotten the other details. I was too lost in the gloriousness of the beer.
O: Taste is what matters most. I'd say 99 out of 100, just a bit too much alcohol. I'll try it again and make a better review when 2013 comes out.
01-11-2013 02:59:06 | More by BierJager89
4.66/5 rDev +1.1%
A: Poured into a tulip. Dark and not penetrable by light. Small dark brown head.
S: Nice strong chocolatey and molasses with some vanilla.
T: Those 3 mentioned in the smell plus liquorice. Oh man does the flavor linger beautifully, a bit of heat and definitely a sipper.
M: I love it. It was thick chewy and coated nicely.
O: Fantastic brew, worth seeking out. And easily attainable in CA first couple of days of distribution. I do need to find some again.
01-09-2013 23:27:38 | More by fernz18
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,476 ratings.