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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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world-class

4,352 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,352
Reviews: 974
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,093
Gots: 2,481 | FT: 166
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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giants24

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

11-30-2012 19:35:57 | More by giants24
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Pelican5

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

11-29-2012 22:51:39 | More by Pelican5
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Grant35

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-29-2012 17:22:40 | More by Grant35
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e30todamax

Virginia

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-27-2012 12:32:45 | More by e30todamax
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

11-27-2012 05:27:34 | More by Kelp
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3%

11-26-2012 18:10:50 | More by standardcherry
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LiquorsInc

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

11-25-2012 20:43:40 | More by LiquorsInc
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

11-25-2012 19:01:18 | More by Powderhornphil
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spark3148857

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours bitch black (midnight black according to FW) with a one finger tan head that recedes to a ring of tight bubbles. Notes of bourbon, oak, cherries, dark fruit, dark chocolate, coffee, some booze and brown sugar sweetness in the nose. Taste opens with bourbon and oak followed by dark fruits in the middle of the palate. Back end is a pop of intense milk chocolate and coffee that coats the mouth. The alcohol is imperceptible. Mouthfeel is thick and coating, among the best I've had. Parabola meets the hype and in some ways exceeds it. Certainly the best barrel aged RIS I've had (still waiting on KBS).

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 18:53:58 | More by spark3148857
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mixed_master7

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +3%

11-25-2012 04:57:18 | More by mixed_master7
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22oz bottle from j47paco (thanks Juan!). Bottled in 2012. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours black with one and a half fingers of tan head that leaves very little lace.

Smells of sweet vanilla, bourbon and cocoa.

Taste is a great mixture of bourbon, oaky, woodsy, vanilla, creamed coffee, dark chocolate, tobacco, licorice, leather, earth and a little booze. Many fantastic layers of flavor open up as it warms.

Creamy but medium bodied with light carbonation.

A very well done and balanced beer. Great mixture of imperial stout with well blended bourbon barrel character. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 01:28:56 | More by ThickNStout
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DreamsOfMarshallWharf

Wyoming

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-24-2012 21:27:28 | More by DreamsOfMarshallWharf
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gosk

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

11-24-2012 17:04:05 | More by gosk
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Derekg

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-24-2012 02:23:34 | More by Derekg
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lketchersid

Texas

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-24-2012 01:27:20 | More by lketchersid
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n2185

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours black with two fingers of light brown head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing.

S: roasted malts with lots of sweet chocolate, vanilla, oak, and bourbon. Nice

T: roasted malts here as well with semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak, and bourbon. Very tasty.

M: thick body with medium carbonation, this beer isn't quite as creamy as I'd like.

O: a good bbal stout overall. Not too sweet or boozy, this beer is well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 00:27:50 | More by n2185
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3%

11-23-2012 20:08:53 | More by baybum
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damngoode

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

11-23-2012 14:51:50 | More by damngoode
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tinypyramids

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

11-22-2012 00:20:50 | More by tinypyramids
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baker2gs

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-21-2012 14:41:20 | More by baker2gs
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ctc862

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +3%

11-21-2012 05:29:02 | More by ctc862
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ctrevino

Indiana

4/5  rDev -13.2%

11-20-2012 23:22:11 | More by ctrevino
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boogercrack

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +3%

11-20-2012 14:53:40 | More by boogercrack
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Chris_Cali_2o9


3.75/5  rDev -18.7%

11-20-2012 05:59:22 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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eggmaggi

Oregon

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-19-2012 22:35:28 | More by eggmaggi
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,352 ratings.