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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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100
world-class

4,351 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,351
Reviews: 974
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,093
Gots: 2,481 | FT: 166
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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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-07-2014 20:36:49 | More by Wayne17
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-07-2014 20:28:53 | More by Liondiscs
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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-07-2014 20:09:40 | More by Saudereth
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Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-07-2014 05:59:02 | More by Xandrose
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tikk

New York

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-07-2014 02:17:47 | More by tikk
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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-07-2014 02:05:48 | More by Griffith
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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-07-2014 01:30:26 | More by Bartos
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-06-2014 22:04:31 | More by MLaVioletteJr
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-06-2014 17:58:02 | More by Jimbobebop
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ThePaleRider

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-06-2014 05:54:25 | More by ThePaleRider
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01001111

California

4.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Coffee black with a slight viscosity.

S: Roasted coffee, molasses, vanilla, mild coconut, bourbon and booze.

T: Robust, bitter roast with a sweet backbone. Bourbon and booze come in on the finish. The bitterness and char linger.

M: The flavor is thick. The mouthfeel itself is full without being too viscous or syrupy. There's a lot of heat in the throat as it goes down.

O: Absolutely a world class, barrel aged stout. Strong, bold, and not too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 05:06:47 | More by 01001111
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DarkUnity

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-06-2014 04:56:18 | More by DarkUnity
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Nevada

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

04-06-2014 03:47:28 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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MrGone

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-06-2014 03:28:43 | More by MrGone
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Washington

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -24.1%

04-05-2014 22:58:42 | More by kimjongill
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peacemakers48

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-05-2014 16:31:46 | More by peacemakers48
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dleiner

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-05-2014 16:21:28 | More by dleiner
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California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-05-2014 06:20:21 | More by MJSJr
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California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-05-2014 04:40:12 | More by wakeuptothesun
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Sumdeus

California

4.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Opened up a 2014 and poured into a pair of FW tulips.

A: Very dark brown/black. Almost no head, very light ring around the edges of the glass. No lacing.

S: Boozy and oaky. The booze is very dominate. Sweet and charred sugars.

T: caramel, bourban, toffee, earthy/oak. Great balance, nothing overwhelms. I feel like 2014 is not as alcohol hot as 2013, but I'm not comparing them side to side. Abv is up to 14% this year, but I can't taste it.

M: smooth, velvety, and syrupy. It's great, has great feel, but doesn't linger.... Keeps you coming back for more.

O: probably my favorite beer, definitely my favorite stout/barrel aged stout. I look forward to parabolas release every year and this year doesn't disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 02:51:08 | More by Sumdeus
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California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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Texas

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New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-03-2014 19:24:37 | More by ionlion
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,351 ratings.