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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

5,057 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 5,057
Reviews: 1,020
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,439
Gots: 2,731 | FT: 190
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:
Beer added by: largadeer on 03-26-2008

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]
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3.93/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerLoverCRM
4.4/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sahd-1
4.57/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of darthvohn
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Clownoisseur
4.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopley
4.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.74/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Deggar
4.59/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thegish
4.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yarni28
4.65/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of owenbrau
4.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of newbeeraday
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JCAMPBELL
4.52/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jofroi
4.49/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ElGordito
4.58/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BWCampbell
4.58/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hootie159
4.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of In_Control_Mike
4.77/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of craftaholic
4.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dymmig89
3.96/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JayQue
4.47/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 date batch 002. I can't believe I held on to this one so long. Pours a dense black color with a dark brown head (10 FIDY color). The head is small and fades quickly as befits a high abv beer. Some lacing on the glass.

Rich and complex aroma. Bourbon and chocolate are quickly apparent. There is also some oak, vanilla, and coconut. Taste is more of the same, big rich chocolate and bourbon flavors. The woody (oak) flavor is strong too. There is a hint of vanilla and coconut. The alcohol is still present after 3 years of aging.

Mouthfeel is incredibly rich with some warming ahcohol presence and a little alcohol burn. This is a slow sipper, but a very enjoyable one. Lives up to the hype. A great beer.

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of CraigTravor
4.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 5,057 ratings.