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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

5,049 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 5,049
Reviews: 1,019
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,427
Gots: 2,730 | 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: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to Lawson's sniffer

A:dark as night black that pours thick like motor oil. It is completely opaque with no head what so ever and thin tan lacing around the top of the glass.

S:the bourbon flavor is strong and very present up front there are even some hints of alcohol but they are not powerful. There are hints of vanilla and fruit but bourbon is definitely the dominant smell though not overpowering.

T: similar to the nose there is a heavy bourbon flavor upfront there is plenty of chocolate and vanilla flavors. Those are the dominant flavor but they are impressively not overpowering.

M:the feel is smooth, it is not thick in terms of it being heavy but it is very syrupy like bourbon chocolate syrup. There is basically no carbonation but that is as to be desired from a BA stout.

O: this is a really solid BA bourbon stout not really mind blowing up just as good as the big players would like to see it age. It is smooth with a great mouthfeel and solid taste without being overpowering. The look is good but the smell is meh. Worth a try for sure as I highly reccomend this

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2012 vintage, served cellar temp in a Chimay chalice

A - pours an opaque black, viscous, chocolate head which fades to nothing

S - chocolate, dark roasted malt, oak, vanilla

T - good amount of whiskey, dark chocolate, oatmeal, little bit of dark fruit, finish with some bitter hops

M - thick, alcohol is present but not overpowering, quite smooth

O - happy to get my hands on this, thanks to Aman, definitely a top-tier barrel aged stout

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