Parabajava | 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:
Parabajava ia an ongoing series exploring the infusion of coffee into our Parabola Barrel Aged Imperial Series. This first offering is a collaboration with the famed Intelligentsia Coffee Company, utilizing their El Diablo espresso blend. This beer was crated for our June 16th Father’s Day brunch at Lot 213 in L.A. The coffee brings intense coffee house espress aroma - roasty carmel, toffee, molasses and fresh ground coffee notes. The flavor melds well with the big rich character of the stout - complementary roasty flavors, dark baker’s chocolate, and more caramel which pairs well with Parabola’s rich malt and smokey oak bourbon notes. The finish is amazingly smooth and integrated.

Added by Rau71 on 04-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
726
Reviews:
90
Avg:
4.55
pDev:
6.15%
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.37/5  rDev -4%
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4.61/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -12.1%
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4.78/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

l: jet black - thick khaki head
s: smooth blend of bourbon and coffee - notes of chocolate and roasted malts
t: right in line with nose - the only coffee BA stout i have had where the taste is actually more smooth than the original beer.
f: again, incredibly smooth and full bodied. i generally feel adding coffee gives BA stouts a thinner mouthfeel but not the case here
o: without a doubt the best coffee BA stout I have ever tasted and among the best beers i have ever had

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4.72/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.91/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.53/5  rDev -0.4%
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Coffee black with brown edges and a minimal tan swirl that looks like the disappearing wisps on the top of a latte.

Boy this smells really hot, but smooth, with chocolatey roasty malt and vanilla on the nose and coffee coming in stronger in taste. It's probably better fresh, as this was 2015 bottle, but it's still quite hot on the palate, with some oak, cocoa and raisin. Feel is a little sharp, but thick.

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4.68/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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Parabajava from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.55 out of 5 based on 726 ratings.
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