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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,592 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,592
Reviews: 987
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,200
Gots: 2,575 | FT: 185
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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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!

Derek, Dec 16, 2011
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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,592 ratings.