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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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world-class

5,182 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,182
Reviews: 1,039
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,608
Gots: 2,848 | FT: 205
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 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 version--poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: black in color, opaque, minimal head, high carbonation

Smell: oak, dark chocolate, cocoa, and whiskey

Taste: huge oak start, dark chocolate--especially in the middle, vanilla, roasted maltsweet caramel, and whiskey

Mouthfeel: very sweet with slight roasty bitterness, moderate-high carbonation, heavy bodied

Overall: Amazing and roasty RIS. This one has alcohol bite but is never overbearing. My preference is for Sucuba and Barrel Aged DBA, but this makes for an excellent third place from the brewery. I love the oaking and the complexity with multiple layers of chocolate. I will try to pick this one up again.

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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 5,182 ratings.