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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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5,196 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,196
Reviews: 1,046
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,621
Gots: 2,875 | FT: 206
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.

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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Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of black chocolate with some light vanilla notes and some light dry roasted malt. Taste is dominated by loads of black chocolate notes with some light dry roasted malt and some vanilla and light bourbon notes. Taste is definitely quite complex and not as dry as expected with quite a bit of residual sugar coming through. Body is full with a really nice creamy texture and some good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. I can’t find many fault in this beer except that that bourbon could bit a bit more pronounced.

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2011 bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- pitch black in color with a tan head that quickly disappears.

S- it smells of oak, coffee, chocolate, hints of vanilla, and bourbon. Definitely not as strong of a bourbon smell as some of the other big stouts.

T- strong flavor, mild bourbon aftertaste. Very good beer and very drinkable for a big stout.

M- lightly carbonated, and smooth. Very smooth. Firestone Walker did an incredible job with this one.

O- overall it's just an incredible beer. I wish it were easier to locate on the east coast but it definitely makes the few times I have it much more memorable.

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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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