Parabajava - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 6.96%
Wants: 79
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: Rau71 on 04-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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Ratings: 149 | Reviews: 6
Photo of MisterKilderkin
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

5s across the board. Perfect representation of a coffee stout. Hope they bottle this!

Photo of jacewg
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.

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.46/5  rDev -3%
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.

Photo of brenty0man
4.96/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Honestly this was the best beer I have ever tried. This is a perfect blend of coffee and malty roasted goodness.

The appearance was very dark, basically black. It had a dark tan head.

The smell was roasted espresso with Caramel sweetness and Bourbon. The taste was similar.

Overall the best tasting coffee barrel aged stout I've ever had.

Photo of 1424IpA
4.57/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Had this today at the parabola release and was flipping delicious. Right up there with bourbon county coffee. Pours real dark, smells great and let's just enough bourbon and coffee linger in your mouth. Awesome beer I hope to see in bottles one day.

Photo of Rau71
4.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours black with a small tan head.

The smell is chocolate and coffee.

The taste follows the nose for the most part. Coffee and chocolate sweetness, very smooth some bourbon peeks through. Very well blended beer with each sip different as it warms up.

Parabajava from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.