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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,346 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,346
Reviews: 974
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,096
Gots: 2,479 | FT: 164
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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gmendez1122

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

02-03-2014 07:49:22 | More by gmendez1122
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cmq103

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

02-02-2014 18:50:58 | More by cmq103
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kbrown

Ohio

4.73/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2013 Vintage purchased by A&I in Las Vegas.

Appearance - Dark brown with slightly ruby tint

Smell - Sweet bourbon, chocolate, ginger bread, cinnamon, coffee

Mouth Feel - Extremely, velvety smooth. Best that I have had even though I could do without the carbonation.

Taste - Follows the smell. Balanced, but more prominent bourbon taste than KBS.

Overall- As the label says, "a one-of-a-kind sipping beer".

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 17:31:45 | More by kbrown
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jcugafsu

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +3%

02-02-2014 16:17:15 | More by jcugafsu
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TonyJ815

Florida

5/5  rDev +8.5%

02-02-2014 16:07:02 | More by TonyJ815
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Nunya

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

02-02-2014 14:23:10 | More by Nunya
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Kuhuh

California

4.89/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I wish it was not a limited release so I wouldn't have to drop $$$ to get a good supply of it. Firestone is the reason I started to get involved with the whole beer advocacy. This beer was so smooth with the hints of coffee and the barrel aged. It was beautifully crafted almost being able to take the strands of oak that caressed the individual molecules it touched. Ok maybe that's taking it a little far, but it made me fall in love with beer all over again.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 02:48:09 | More by Kuhuh
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iamdariusstone

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

01-31-2014 05:24:04 | More by iamdariusstone
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rct

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3%

01-31-2014 01:09:13 | More by rct
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev -13.2%

01-30-2014 20:25:02 | More by PaulsBrew
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derftron

Oregon

4.89/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had a 2012 version on draft at Belmont Station during the Bigger Badder Blacker fest.

12 oz pour

Black with minimal lacing and head. you know the deal

Slight carbonation

smell is out of this world. Sweet, chocolate, oak, bourbon, malty, and probably 20 other smells that combine into something great.

mouthfeel is thick buy not to the BCBS level thickness. They got it just right.

taste/overall - this takes the cake for me. there are many others right behind. But the year and a half of aging on this keg did wonders. Cannot reccomend an aged Parabola enough. so many flavors going on that all work in harmony with a perfect touch of barrel aging. you can taste the alcohol, but it is not hot at all. molasses, burnt sugar, malt, chocolate, dark figs. I have had most of the Firestone offerings and knew it would be good, but this aged version I could have drank for hours. bravo.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2014 18:40:29 | More by derftron
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drz955

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3%

01-30-2014 14:17:46 | More by drz955
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3%

01-30-2014 01:30:22 | More by rjvanston
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CrazyDan

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

01-29-2014 23:11:29 | More by CrazyDan
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dannykugler

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +3%

01-29-2014 22:49:50 | More by dannykugler
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3%

01-29-2014 18:17:39 | More by AJ01923
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hombrepalo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -13.2%

01-29-2014 13:10:52 | More by hombrepalo
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HipHopsHooray

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

01-28-2014 22:07:58 | More by HipHopsHooray
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +3%

01-28-2014 17:24:01 | More by YobroitsJoe
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +3%

01-28-2014 15:34:28 | More by KCBeerNerd
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reyna311

Delaware

5/5  rDev +8.5%

01-28-2014 15:19:55 | More by reyna311
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layinbrix

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +3%

01-28-2014 03:08:36 | More by layinbrix
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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

01-27-2014 21:02:56 | More by madtowndmb1
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Auslander

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

01-27-2014 16:16:00 | More by Auslander
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blue-dream

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3%

01-27-2014 13:21:45 | More by blue-dream
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,346 ratings.