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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,528 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,528
Reviews: 985
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,173
Gots: 2,556 | FT: 181
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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LadyOfMuchBeer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

01-30-2012 22:16:13 | More by LadyOfMuchBeer
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time4abeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

01-30-2012 17:33:58 | More by time4abeer
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MarkFy

Illinois

4/5  rDev -13.2%

01-30-2012 15:16:59 | More by MarkFy
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Adamdc

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -13.2%

01-29-2012 13:35:59 | More by Adamdc
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noyellowfizzbeer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8.5%

01-28-2012 22:52:19 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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Rusty18

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -13.2%

01-28-2012 19:54:25 | More by Rusty18
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shrek806

New York

4.95/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a DFH snifter, this beer was to be shared and it was.

The pour was thick almost like used oil. It poured jet black with a creamy mocha head that dissapated, leaviung a tan oily lacing throughout.

The smell is a virtual corocopia of scents. I smell Coffee, Toffee, Chocolate, Vanilla, and sweet Jesus....Is that whiskey...no Bourbon. I cant wait to taste it.

The taste does not dissapoint. I get some coffe up front, as it coats my mouth, it tastes like an expensive cold chocolate elixir. The finish has the sweetness and smokiness of the Bourbon without the harsh alcohol burn. Feckin Deeelicious.

The mouthful is thick, meaty, heavy...like a chocolate milk. The swallow is smooth like a top shelf scotch. Alittle burn that coats and soothes.

The overall drinkability is top notch. I suggest buying two. Drink one and age one.

5/5/5/4.5/5

01-27-2012 20:04:06 | More by shrek806
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jskennedy

Virginia

5/5  rDev +8.5%

01-27-2012 02:09:20 | More by jskennedy
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quirkzoo

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

01-26-2012 16:34:58 | More by quirkzoo
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hannydawg

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev -5%

22 oz bomber into snifter
2011/batch 2

A Pours the deepest of browns with a 1 finger mocha head that recedes quickly into a small ring with very little lacing.

S Bourbon right away, followed by chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roasted malts, and a hint of coconut in the background.

T Oaky vanilla hits me first followed by espresso and chocolate. There is a bit of char in the background as well as some alcohol heat, but this is a 12.5 RIS, so that is to be expected.

M Creamy texture, almost dead on for me, but needed a bit more carbonation.

O Still a bit hot for my tastes, as I tend to like aged RIS better as they mellow. Flavors were great, especially as the beer warmed. Not an everyday drinker, but great none the less.

01-26-2012 04:00:55 | More by hannydawg
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CummingsK21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -13.2%

01-26-2012 01:01:17 | More by CummingsK21
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GRD13

California

1/5  rDev -78.3%

01-26-2012 00:39:29 | More by GRD13
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raverjames

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

01-25-2012 20:56:12 | More by raverjames
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Akeah

Colorado

2/5  rDev -56.6%

01-25-2012 20:53:24 | More by Akeah
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beast464

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

01-25-2012 20:08:39 | More by beast464
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sammo

Kansas

5/5  rDev +8.5%

01-25-2012 19:14:08 | More by sammo
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RyanCoonan

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

01-25-2012 04:57:36 | More by RyanCoonan
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Askchucky

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

01-24-2012 23:24:52 | More by Askchucky
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djre4orm

Virginia

5/5  rDev +8.5%

01-24-2012 21:39:21 | More by djre4orm
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AshleyMiller

Vermont

5/5  rDev +8.5%

01-24-2012 11:44:21 | More by AshleyMiller
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Birdlegs

Washington

5/5  rDev +8.5%

01-24-2012 02:14:02 | More by Birdlegs
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mhjets

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

01-23-2012 19:00:37 | More by mhjets
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dbossman

Nebraska

4.58/5  rDev -0.7%

A: Black with no head--quite still; lacing is nice for what it is

S: So much roasty malts and bourbon; coffee, dark fruits, oak, booze all mingle underneath

T: Boozy. Roasty. Big and delicious. The dark fruits mingle underneath; this is complex and roasty and boozy and awesome

F: Viscous, thick--God, this has absolutely perfect mouth feel

O: What a damn good beer: warm, boozy, coffee, roasty, yummy

01-22-2012 05:27:19 | More by dbossman
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crashoveride

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.5%

01-21-2012 16:06:54 | More by crashoveride
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patmcd

New York

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

01-20-2012 23:20:58 | More by patmcd
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,528 ratings.