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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,606 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,606
Reviews: 988
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,205
Gots: 2,582 | FT: 184
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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3.5/5  rDev -24.1%

tt0027, Nov 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -51.2%

chippo33, Nov 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -13.2%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

misterranger, Oct 31, 2012
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4.68/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black licorice, anise, and cocoa scents immediately greet your nose. Opaque black body capped with a thin tan head. Chocolate and carob aroma becomes more pronounced after a few minutes. Heavy-bodied, sugary sweet, thick and chewey mouthfeel. Taste reinforces the chocolate aromas; coffee and espresso notes; nice combination of hop bitterness and alcohol glow in the finish.

An incredible imperial stout: rich, flavorful, balanced and complex. The Firestone brewers have created a monster imperial stout, bringing out various malt and grain flavorings while taming the fairly high ABV. I hope to find some more bottles of this beautiful beast...

beergoot, Oct 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.94/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Settles into the glass with a black body and a bubbly tan head. As the beer settles, some carbonation bubbles cling to the sides of the glass, along with a frothy tan ring around the edges.

S- Big roasty malts, burnt sugar, caramel, chocolate, hints of coffee, some vanilla,

T- Big roasty malts give way to sweet vanilla, caramel, burnt sugar, coffee, chocolate, notes of tobacco. Lingering aftertaste is simply amazing, with the roasted malts playing off of the flavors mentioned above.

M- Perfectly carbonated, smooth and a sipper, body is big and lingers in the mouth for some time.

O- Just a great beer. Flavors are amazing and the way they all mend together is incredible. Just an amazingly refined beer.

stephenjmoore, Oct 28, 2012
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,606 ratings.