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:
748
Reviews:
94
Avg:
4.54
pDev:
6.17%
 
 
Wants:
427
Gots:
170
For Trade:
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Ratings: 748 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of RichH55
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of nvbrew
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of South2NW
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first 5 beer! Absolutely phenomenal. Everything you want from a coffee beer. Huge coffee aroma, and taste. Perfectly full body. Nicely balanced and just the right amount of barrel character. I wish I had more.
It's like I dunked a chocolate biscotti into my espresso and chased it with a shot of bourbon. Marvelous.

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Photo of badmotorgrunge
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AnotherImperial
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sideshowhr
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bkwhoppa66
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Sir_Goatman
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SDRedDevil
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2015 bomber, amazing coffee and bourbon aroma. Great balance of dark chocolate, coffee, and barrel character. Medium mouthfeel. Smooth, pleasantly sweet finish that hides its abv well. Not hot or overly boozy, amazing well crafted.

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Photo of SaulFox
4.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a freakin treat....the added coffee boosts parabola to the next level. Dark chocolate covered coffee bean dipped in bourbon. Once it warmed up I also picked up some maple syrup....awesome!

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Photo of crob3888
4.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Parabola's equal in every way. Super chocolatey, some espresso content (which seems to have faded a bit with age), and a good amount of vanilla/marshmallow sweetness and wonderful dark fruit/leather bourbon and oak qualities. Boozy but not super hot. Just outstanding. Let it warm and drink it slow! Savor it.

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Photo of ChrisP802
4.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Erick_G
4.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Freeod
4.98/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Loved this beer for a Christmas treat. A little thin on feel but solid flavor and taste!

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.97/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - nice dark brown/black beer with some head that leaves reasonable lacing
S - big coffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak, toasted coconut, chocolate (dark and milk), cocoa, amazing
T - also big coffee, bourbon, oak up front, vanilla, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, then molasses, caramel, wholesome/umami flavor, toasted coconut
M - big thick, heavy beer, alcohol completely covered at 13%, aftertaste is coffee, bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate.
O - great beer. Only two coffee bba impy stouts make my best beers of all time list - parabajava and kbs. The rest ive tried including NH Dragons Milk w coffee and chocolate and Avery Tweak just arent that good. Parabajava and Parabola are about the same to me, theyre just different sub-styles of the same style -> basically both 5/5 beer to me.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.97/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

yip yip yip...thank you beersloth for the amazing extra surprise. been dying to try this. some ppl are saying that this is starting to fall off and if that's the case then damn...this must've been unreal cause right now, I find it fairly mindblowing. I equate it to that first sip of one of those legendary batches of bcbcs (like fresh 13 and 11). Firestone walker really owns barrel aging beer in my mind and the addition of the selected coffee to parabola is simply magic. looking forward to this being an annual release and hopefully getting a little easier to get. homerun!

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Photo of runninman
4.97/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely the best beer I've had to date! Never has a 14.0 been so complex and smooth. The oaky bourbon maintains a low bass profile throughout while the coffee, dark chocolate, sea salt, caramel, toffee, and molasses flavors take center stage. A true orchestra of flavors.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
4.97/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JayGreezy
4.96/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of TRex_likes_beer
4.96/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of brenty0man
4.96/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Honestly this was the best beer I have ever tried. This is a perfect blend of coffee and malty roasted goodness.

The appearance was very dark, basically black. It had a dark tan head.

The smell was roasted espresso with Caramel sweetness and Bourbon. The taste was similar.

Overall the best tasting coffee barrel aged stout I've ever had.

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Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.96/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of DanSmith17
4.95/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of JoeySchlitz
4.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bugsmcl
4.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Parabajava from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.54 out of 5 based on 748 ratings.
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