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:
6,425
Reviews:
1,226
Avg:
4.54
pDev:
7.93%
 
 
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3,146
Gots:
3,695
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 batch

A - viscous but liquidy pour with a subtle tan head that leaves quickly; the carbonation is active and the lacing non existent

S - bourbon, toffee, dark chocolate, cherries, mocha, booze...this beer also captures some sweet oak/wood

T - caramel and chocolate; fudge; roasted oats; tobacco; dark cherry pipe smoke; boozy; wood; a hint of toffee

M - surprisingly, this beer isn't sweetly cloying; it's smooth, nuanced, balanced, a little under carbonated; tasty up front with a little burn going down

O - just an awesome barrel aged imperial stout; the chocolate cherry oak sweetness is a bit smoky and a lot tasty and packs a punch without any palate destroying astringency; knock out beer

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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.54 out of 5 based on 6,425 ratings.
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