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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:
#29
Reviews:
1,257
Ratings:
6,600
pDev:
7.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3,148
Gots:
3,750
Trade:
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4.21/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 Vintage poured into a snifter glass. Aged for about 1 year properly in a friend's basement cellar

A - Pours very dark brown, almost totally black, with a small khaki head.

S - Lots of oak right away, with a little bourbon and some chocolate

T - Lots of oaky barrel flavors up front, followed by a smooth chocolate flavor and a hot alcohol finish.

M - Full bodied, but somewhat thinner than I expected out of a huge oatmeal stout.

O - This was my first Parabola and I had been waiting about a year to drink it, so I had some high expectations, but I was kind of let down. I was hoping for more bourbon and a thicker, sweeter body, but it was actually kind of dry with a lot of alcohol burn and not a ton of bourbon flavor. Maybe I would like it better fresh? Most people rave about this beer, so I would definitely give it a try - but I'd rather have a regular BCS which I can easily obtain every year and I have to hunt this out.

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Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 6,600 ratings
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