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Parabajava - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Parabajava
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BA SCORE
100
world-class

133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 6.74%
Wants: 73
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
The espresso coffe lends roasty caramel, toffee, baker's chocolate and molasses to the big rich character of Parabola. The complementary flavors pair well with Parabola's rich malt and smokey oak bourbon notes. Complex, smooth and seamlessly integrated.

(Beer added by: Rau71 on 04-13-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

TheRealPour, Oct 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

ejhansen7, Oct 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Knocksvil, Oct 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

daryk77, Sep 08, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -25.2%

joshshepperd, Aug 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Appearance: (4.5) - Pours a jet black color with a light khaki head that fades quickly. Minimal lacing. Very viscous looking. Big beer

Aroma (4.25) - Lots of coffee roast on the first whiff. Underneath, some vanilla, cream, dark chocolate, dark fruit, and a hint of caramel. Just a hint of boozy bourbon.

Flavor (4.75) - Flavor is beautiful and hits all over the map. Big, nicely balanced flavor. Coffee is big but doesn't overshadow flavors of semi-sweet chocolate, cream, vanilla, dark fruit, and booze. Hint of booze on the finish with lingering coffee and chocolate. A subtle bitterness keeps tames the sweetness. Superb.

Mouthfeel (4.5) - Rich, thick mouthfeel. Moderate bitterness helps balance the sweet components of the beer. Finish is long and a bit boozy with lots of coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel totally suits this beast of a beer.

Overall: Excellent beer. Maybe not an improvement upon regular Parabola, but a world-class BA coffee stout.

jacewg, Aug 19, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +2.6%

Finley020, Aug 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

DavidHume, Aug 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

bnelson997, Aug 09, 2014
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Eternal218, Aug 07, 2014
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atorres, Jul 21, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes from CollaBREWtive Father's Day Brunch event @ Tiatro.

A: Pours a clear golden with a thin (1/4-inch) white head which fades to the rim and leaves a few spots of lace.

N: Roasted coffee, dark cocoa, hint of boozy bourbon,

T: Complex blending of softly mellow, low acidity, coffee with some fruity citrus and toffee. Slight molasses, smokey oak, bourbon.

M: Semi-full body and medium carbonation. Rich, lusciously smoot,h roasted coffee finish.

O: A delight. Keep it coming! Winner.

wethorseblanket, Jun 28, 2014
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JDM44, Jun 24, 2014
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Parabajava from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.