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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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world-class

5,119 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,119
Reviews: 1,030
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,540
Gots: 2,748 | FT: 191
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:
Beer added by: largadeer on 03-26-2008

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]
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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.41/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.82/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.7/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.82/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.86/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.93/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.49/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very smooth. First impression,"Wish I had more."This is Awesome!

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4.55/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.57/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.7/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Closest thing to perfection I may have ever experienced.

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4.52/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

January 16, 2015

Draft, snifter

2012 Vintage

A – Jet black, opaque, fairly thick. Large light brown bubbles sit on top, with moderate-low retention. Some lacing remains.

S – Very strong vanilla and bourbon/booze, oaky with sweet chocolate and dark malts. Some caramel and blackstrap molasses. Perhaps dark raisins or figs.

T – Some roasted, bitter black malt, light chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Hops are low, on the herbal side. Definitely some dark molasses. Booze is prominent but not overwhelming.

M – Warming from the booze, a lot of bitter malt and chocolate sweetness as the backbone. Carbonation is moderate. The balance is definitely towards bitterness and alcohol warmth. Moderately dry finish, with a bittersweet aftertaste.

O – Great blend of alcohol heat, malt sweetness, and bitterness. Oak gives great character. A fantastic beer. Thanks to Falling Rock in Denver for having this on tap.

Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 5,119 ratings.