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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26
Reviews:
1,267
Ratings:
6,653
pDev:
7.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2013 vintage poured into a Cigar City snifter

Excellently crafted beer. The smell is purely bourbon but not overly powerful. Parabola is a top notch imperial stout reminding me of black note. This beer drinks easy and the high alcohol content is masked beautifully. Only gripe is the strong oak aftertaste but I can overlook that.

Try this beer! Cheers!

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22 oz bomber poured into a tulip

A - poured a deep black with a tinge of amber. Light lacing to what very little head it poured.

S - immediately got the bourbon, but not overpowering. Also hints of baker's chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and some black licorice. Anticipation was at it's peak!

T - Again, not as heavy on the whisky as I was expecting, (to my liking). Great complexity! Choc, oaky wood, malty, coffee, a spice or two (i kept saying cinnamon), a little booze, licorice.

M - Just WOW was the first word after my initial taste. So well balanced. Had a buttery velvet-like finish.

O - This was well worth the wait! I liked that it was not as heavy on the "bourbon barrel" taste as others in this style. Overall, one of the best beers I've tasted. EVER!

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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 6,653 ratings