Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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4,982 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,982
Reviews: 1,006
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,338
Gots: 2,701 | FT: 188
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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The 2014 vintage clocks in at the highest abv yet though doesn't feel it. Wonderful barrel notes of bakers chocolate, barrel char, notes of sweet vanilla and coconut. A little dark fruit comes through as well. The palate is much richer - brilliant bitter dark chocolate, char, oak, vanilla and the firestone coconut, which is not as prominent as it is in DDBA and sucaba. Very smooth but a little thin.

Don't get a lot of bourbon-whiskey on this, but I do get the great caramelized barrel flavors. Fantastic beer as is expected from the FW barrel program

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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,982 ratings.