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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,604 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,604
Reviews: 988
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,202
Gots: 2,581 | FT: 185
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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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

2014 vintage.

A: pours slightly translucent black with a half finger of tan head which dissipates quickly and leaves a slim ring around the glass. no lacing. to be expected for such a high alcohol brew.

S: wonderful. soft bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, coffee, dark malt, roast. very complex. no one of these dominates.

T: follows the nose. soft bourbon notes, oaky vanilla, dark chocolates and coffee with a malty roast backbone. slightly dry finish with a very slight trace of alcohol.

M: mouth feel is good, but could maybe be a little thicker. carbonation is nice (low carbonation as is appropriate for the style) bourbon and dark chocolate lingers in the palate well after swallowing.

O: This is an incredible beer! Definitely not all hype. Well worth the price tag.

ilikebeer03, Sep 13, 2014
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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,604 ratings.