Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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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.
01-27-2012 20:04:06 | More by shrek806
4.38/5 rDev -5%
22 oz bomber into snifter
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
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
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,528 ratings.