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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The deepest darkest black with a head that is brown and red like cherry cola. Aroma was bourbon for sure, oak, vanilla, roast, chocolate malt.

A great blend of taste, easily covers alcohol. Everything in moderation, no one aspect of the beer dominates too hard. Super chewy. Never hot, harsh or boozy, very well balanced. At this price and distribution level, this is an elite 1st tier bourbon barrel beer.

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