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Parabola - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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100
world-class

4,510 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,510
Reviews: 983
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 2,168
Gots: 2,551 | FT: 180
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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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-28-2014 19:12:56 | More by WadeBridgman
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Zack_B

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-28-2014 17:18:34 | More by Zack_B
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GR_Beer_Nut

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-28-2014 17:03:36 | More by GR_Beer_Nut
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Domvan

Texas

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-28-2014 16:05:28 | More by Domvan
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basickness

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -13.2%

04-28-2014 15:56:00 | More by basickness
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-28-2014 14:24:20 | More by csfcmitchell
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RachelZ

Michigan

4.48/5  rDev -2.8%

This beer can be served on tap or bottled. It pours a light brown/tan and has a mocha head. Some aromas in this beer include raisins and roasted oak. It is has a very smooth and alcoholic texture with a light bitter hoppy aftertaste. Overall a smooth finish with great flavors!!

04-28-2014 14:16:48 | More by RachelZ
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BDWells

Colorado

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-28-2014 05:25:00 | More by BDWells
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Hopped_up_Chuck

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-28-2014 05:21:27 | More by Hopped_up_Chuck
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Dajtai007

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

04-28-2014 04:18:08 | More by Dajtai007
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MickeyHops

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-28-2014 02:34:34 | More by MickeyHops
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ToddHolder

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-28-2014 01:11:18 | More by ToddHolder
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -18.7%

04-27-2014 12:52:57 | More by DerekQXQX
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Tennessee

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-27-2014 12:23:24 | More by Braden
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terpinsd

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-27-2014 04:20:20 | More by terpinsd
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Brob245

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-27-2014 00:12:33 | More by Brob245
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kdahnke123

Indiana

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
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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-26-2014 14:49:05 | More by quindog
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Justinmatt21

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-26-2014 06:36:49 | More by Justinmatt21
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-26-2014 02:19:36 | More by HoppyBastard2
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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-26-2014 01:55:33 | More by GRFounder
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Sparger

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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Illinois

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-25-2014 22:24:20 | More by bcornwell74
Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,510 ratings.