Parabola | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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6,558 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Russian imperial oatmeal stout is aged for a full year in a blend of bourbon barrels from Elijah Craig, Four Roses, Pappy Van Winkle, Woodford Reserve, and Buļ¬€alo Trace.

Added by largadeer on 03-26-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28
Reviews:
1,254
Ratings:
6,558
pDev:
7.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3,146
Gots:
3,733
Trade:
280
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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

Photo of beerman2017
4.4/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nicolaiw
4.19/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage
Pours dark brown almost black with tan head.
Aroma has bourbon, dried dark fruits, oak, dusty cocoa,
Taste is so much bourbon, oak, chocolate cake, cocoa, vanilla, spices,

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Photo of izzyismyrott
4.1/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wardt16
4.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Finnhammer
4.58/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dontknojack
4.54/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Crom45
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sporeg
3.85/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersmith90
4.02/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevebroseke
4.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
4.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of tigerbeer90
4.67/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Shout2001
4.33/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Looks a bit thin on the pour but mouthfeel is a lot creamier tjan it appears. The usual suspects are all in play, vanilla, wood, bourbon and caramel, but this is a far more polished version than other ba stouts, sweet with slight booze heat on the backend. A benchmark.

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

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of briandaube
4.21/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Alequine
4.65/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Alexcortez426
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zbeattie6
4.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 6,558 ratings
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