Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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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
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
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,494 ratings.