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 Buļ¬€alo Trace.

Added by largadeer on 03-26-2008

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6,467
Reviews:
1,235
Avg:
4.54
pDev:
7.93%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the best stout I have ever had. The beer pours a dark coffee color with a thick brown head. The taste is so good it mask the high alcohol content. Most beers with an alcohol content this high taste like a bum wine. This beer is flavorable and delicious. The smell was great, it was fresh and crisp.

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A- Dark as night, with the look of motor oil.

Smell- Sweet. Chocolate, and hints of coffee. Balanced Bourbon finish.

T- WOW! One of the top three beers I've ever tried. It was like eating a s'more by the campfire. Chocolate, marshmallow...Delicious!

M- The best beer I've ever felt. Viscous and wonderfully present. I enjoyed this one!

O- Easily one of the best beers that I've ever had! Would love to have the opportunity to enjoy this one again and again!

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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.54 out of 5 based on 6,467 ratings.
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