Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.88/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I love Imperial Stouts, but I'm often not a fan of the really big ones... the one's that are so over-the-top they're not even drinkable for a couple of years. Thankfully, this is not one of those. This one has been tamed by a year in a barrel.
A: Black with a tan head. Leaves a thin ring around the glass and has a nice leg.
S: Big alcohol aroma, like a barrel-aged sherry. Hints of molasses, licorice, roasted nut and dark sponge toffee.
T: The alcohol is up front, but in an extremely pleasing way... like a fine port or sherry. Plenty of molasses, bakers chocolate, light licorice, a little rum, vanilla, sponge toffee, roasted nut, solid bitterness. Well done.
M: Well-attenuated, moderate-to-full body, modest carbonation, slightly oily, hint of roasted acidity, drying alcohol finish.
D/O: A divine sipper. A beer this big really does need some age, they used a barrel... and they did it well.
Now I wish I had saved this for my 2000th review. What an epic brew.
Huge thanks to Rutager for picking this one up!
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2011 01:40:52 | More by Derek
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,314 ratings.