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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,494 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,494
Reviews: 983
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,164
Gots: 2,540 | FT: 180
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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kdahnke123

Indiana

4.53/5  rDev -1.7%

2014 Vintage, poured into a snifter.
A - Pours a thick black color with a minimal amount of tan head. The head dissipates quickly, leaving a small amount of lacing. On tipping the glass, one can see a heavy coating and fingers from the alcohol.
S - Smells of bourbon, sweet dark fruit and heavy booze with a hint of hops on the pour that quickly fades.
T - Carmel, candied fruit, bourbon and only the slightest of bite on the finish. The alcohol is vey well integrated and the time in cask has mellowed the hops out very significantly.
M - Thick, smooth and rich, with minimal carbonation.
O - A very good example of a barrel aged imperial stout. Well balanced, especially given the 14% abv. Highly recommended.

04-26-2014 21:14:24 | More by kdahnke123
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quindog

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-26-2014 14:49:05 | More by quindog
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Justinmatt21

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-26-2014 06:36:49 | More by Justinmatt21
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-26-2014 02:19:36 | More by HoppyBastard2
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GRFounder

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-26-2014 01:55:33 | More by GRFounder
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Sparger

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-26-2014 01:26:23 | More by Sparger
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alexm1309

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-26-2014 00:45:34 | More by alexm1309
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allenson21

New York

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

04-25-2014 23:55:15 | More by allenson21
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bcornwell74

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-25-2014 22:24:20 | More by bcornwell74
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TastyDelicousness

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-25-2014 21:30:10 | More by TastyDelicousness
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-25-2014 20:52:14 | More by JamesShoemaker
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jmadrigal2

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-25-2014 20:26:54 | More by jmadrigal2
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xanok

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-25-2014 19:43:23 | More by xanok
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Jutjut


4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-25-2014 03:55:08 | More by Jutjut
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

A- Deep brown with minimal caramel head. Slight glass staining and sticky lacing

S- charred malts, espresso, bourbon, oak

T- Full on, bad ass flavor. Tons of roasted notes, sweet caramelized sugars, vanilla, molasses, slight licorice, and oaked wood barrel...all riding on a complex whiskey backbone.

M- I could chew on this baby all night. It is a sipper, but goes down too easy still. Creamy.

O- Hype exceeded. It isn't impossible to obtain, but this one became a white unicorn of sorts for me due to unexpected circumstances. So impressed with the depth and intense flavor from start to finish.

04-25-2014 03:35:20 | More by Bosoxfan20
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Pestin

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-24-2014 18:05:08 | More by Pestin
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nguasta2

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-24-2014 17:45:15 | More by nguasta2
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raulazzer

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-24-2014 16:51:32 | More by raulazzer
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MandaMichelle

Arizona

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-24-2014 05:31:51 | More by MandaMichelle
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andrewsando

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-24-2014 04:23:59 | More by andrewsando
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ceberly

Florida

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-23-2014 23:19:38 | More by ceberly
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DC_Brah

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-23-2014 18:08:42 | More by DC_Brah
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Jeffh84

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-23-2014 17:12:33 | More by Jeffh84
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ConradKenney

Maryland

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-23-2014 11:07:40 | More by ConradKenney
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

04-23-2014 02:09:55 | More by Hendrick24
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,494 ratings.