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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:
6,597
pDev:
7.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3,144
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3,744
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4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.63/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smanrob
4.73/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Prop28WasBetter
4.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rderedin
3.9/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WantonFaun
4.59/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2015 Vintage on tap @ Blue Monkey - NJ

Look - Pitch black with a solid two finger mocha head. Looks so good in the glass
Smell - Bourbon, vanilla, coconut, chocolate, coffee
Taste - A wonderful amount of bourbon, toasted coconut, vanilla, oak, coffee, milk chocolate, hints of booze on the back end
Feel - Not as thick as lets say BCBS, but has a lovely mouthfeel in it's own right. Mouth coating, medium plus body, oily

Overall - Not only a top notch BA stout but has moved its way into one of my top beers overall spots. Simply amazing.

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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.6/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Norexyet
4.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.63/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.65/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2014 vintage poured into snifter.

Look- Jet black, very little carbonation, nice lacing on the glass with noticeable alcohol legs.
Smell- chocolate, vanilla, oak.
Taste- Incredible smooth, velvety taste lingering on pallet. Top notch.
Feel- suitable for style.
Overall- One of the top 5 Russian Imperial Stouts I have ever had.

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4.55/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Uhhh yeah excellent

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4.46/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.86/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2015 vintage on tap

Perfect blend of coffee and bourbon flavor. Lots of flavors on both ends but they combine to create a very sweet and smooth flavor

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4.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Parabola from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 6,597 ratings
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