Parabola | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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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 Buffalo Trace.

Added by largadeer on 03-26-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,513
Reviews:
1,247
Avg:
4.54
pDev:
7.93%
 
 
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

This review is for the new, fresh 2014 Parabola on draft. $14 for an 8oz pour!

Appearance - Dark brown, no head or lacing.

Smell - Strong bourbon, chocolate, coffee

Mouth Feel - Perfect

Taste - Bourbon and more bourbon but not as layered, balanced or developed as a 2-3 year old bottle, which I prefer to this draft

Overall- very good but not outstanding.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.54 out of 5 based on 6,513 ratings.
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