Parabola | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

6,557 Ratings

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

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

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

Look: a deep, super dark brown, almost black. Brown head.
Smell and Taste: vanilla, oak, deep chocolate, roasted barley, caramel, toasted marshmallow, bourbon finish.
Feel: so smooth and chewy sticky. Coats the mouth.
Overall: I prefer this to Black Tuesday and BCBS and every other BBA stout I've had. Perfect balance, unending complexity. Thank you firestone.

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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

Parabola came out on top in my recent 8 beer tasting, beating out 7 of Firestone Walker's other top beers. Out of the seven BA guys we had at the tasting, Parabola got the highest marks for look, smell, taste, mouthfeel and overall. We had a pretty even split of tasters who liked IPA's to those who liked belgians and porters, and those who liked stouts. So to come out on top was pretty impressive for this stout.

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Photo of sippinsudz74
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Found this 2012 bottle at Best Buy liquors in Camarillo,Ca.
A- midnight, head fizzled quick leaving a thin light cream colored ring on edge of glass.
S- like figs and raison soaked in coffee. You can smell vanilla.
T- follows smell raisons, figs, roasted java, slight bitter cocao with toasted coconut at the end and some hops hanging around. No burn, so smooth.
M- silky not light but not too heavy. Leaves my lips sticky. Leaves you dry, maybe time to drink some h2o.
O- overall lucky I was able to snag this. Parabola is efin sweet. I cant believe it was still available. Still some left.

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 6,557 ratings
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