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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

5,123 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,123
Reviews: 1,031
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,545
Gots: 2,752 | FT: 193
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: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage poured into a Cigar City snifter

Excellently crafted beer. The smell is purely bourbon but not overly powerful. Parabola is a top notch imperial stout reminding me of black note. This beer drinks easy and the high alcohol content is masked beautifully. Only gripe is the strong oak aftertaste but I can overlook that.

Try this beer! Cheers!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bomber poured into a tulip

A - poured a deep black with a tinge of amber. Light lacing to what very little head it poured.

S - immediately got the bourbon, but not overpowering. Also hints of baker's chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and some black licorice. Anticipation was at it's peak!

T - Again, not as heavy on the whisky as I was expecting, (to my liking). Great complexity! Choc, oaky wood, malty, coffee, a spice or two (i kept saying cinnamon), a little booze, licorice.

M - Just WOW was the first word after my initial taste. So well balanced. Had a buttery velvet-like finish.

O - This was well worth the wait! I liked that it was not as heavy on the "bourbon barrel" taste as others in this style. Overall, one of the best beers I've tasted. EVER!

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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 5,123 ratings.