Coconut Rye Parabola | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout aged in Rye Whiskey barrels with coconut

Added by superspak on 01-21-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
106
pDev:
5.19%
 
 
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9
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13
Trade:
3
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4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REVZEB
4.67/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap. I love parabola, and this was an excellent variant. Keep all of the base flavors, but cut the smoke and biscuit a little to etch in rye and coconut, plus a tad more vanilla. Amazing, especially when allowed to warm up! Rye especially felt in the body, which alos is a bit more frothy than original. Booze not felt as strongly. Still like the original parabola better, but only by a slight margin.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(on tap at Pinocchio's 9th anniversary event... served in a 5 oz snifter)

the coconut is peculiarly subtle in this one... hits the nose and the palate a little at first, then pretty much fades into the background soon after... it pretty much does what their pitch suggests, as far as simply enhancing the already present coconut character from the barrel aging... the rye factor doesn't add much of a spicy angle to it, but it still didn't immediately strike me as a bourbon coloring... still a damn smooth, damn fine, finely-tailored strong stout... soft bump of booze in the aftertaste... would like to maybe try this with the barrel and coconut character a little more raw and rough, but it'd still be worth picking up a bottle for sharing

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Photo of SadMachine
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft at Blind Tiger in NYC

Dark brown color. Tastes of coffee with some mild coconut as well.

Great compliment to the Parabola base with more alcohol taste.

Very drinkable.

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4.04/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.68/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.96/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.83/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft, Barrel Chest & Wine, Roanoke, VA.

Deep brown color, almost black with a small ivory head that settles quickly into the body of the beer. Small continents of lace mapped out behind it.

Sweet chocolate, hints of dark roast coffee, and dark fruit characterize the nose. Hints of malt round it out, but a nice balanced aroma.

The flavor profile is killer. Sweet coconut, chocolate, roasty malts, and dark fruit. Hints of oak and vanilla with a boozy tail create a perfect symphony of flavors. Really compliments that already-great Parabola base.

Medium mouthfeel, soft carbonation and warm, smooth finish. Boozy, but not overly so. Very good overall.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Coconut Rye Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 106 ratings