Firestone Walker Brewing Parabola

Parabola

 

Firestone Walker Brewing in Paso Robles, California, United States 🇺🇸

Stout - Imperial Regular
Score
8.47
ABV: 14.5% IBU: 69 Ticks: 99
One of our most aggressive and sought-after offerings. Bold bourbon, tobacco and espresso aromas and a hint of American oak greet the nose. Rich, chewy roasted malts, charred oak and bourbon-like vanilla fill the palate and create a seamless finish. A remarkably complex brew that offers a transcendental drinking experience – enjoy with good company.
 

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8.4
Appearance - 9 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

12oz bottle at home. Vintage 2017. black color, small coffee colored head. smells bourbon, vanilla, light minty, toffee, cocoa, some bitter chocolate, nutty, peanuts, almonds, lovely smell, super balanced. full body, no carbonation. tastes of bourbon, vanilla, spices, nutty, some cocoa, bitter chocolate, tad boozy, light sherry and soy sauce. finishes lightly boozy with notes of bourbon, sherry and some soy sauce. very nice one, super smooth and easy to drink, some oxidation notes, but these are not a distraction.

Tried from Bottle on 18 Jan 2022 at 16:46


9.3
Appearance - 9 | Aroma - 9.5 | Flavor - 9.5 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 9

The youngest Parabola I've ever had! Pours a black colour and a frothy brown head with a little retention. Aroma's sweet, bourbon, vanilla, woody, boozy. Retronasal it's a bit more boozy, hard liquor, chocolate, syrup, vanilla, wood, a touch of red fruit. Flavour is light heavy sweet with some (woody?) bitterness. Almost full bodied. Finishes with some charcoal, moderate bitter. World class!

Tried from Bottle from Sterk Avondverkoop on 13 Nov 2021 at 20:45


9

This remains such an amazing beer, which indeed never fails to impress. Rich, smooth, warmingly boozy with a nice amount of bourbon. Always a pleasure to drink, and will hold up amongst whales.

Tried from Draft on 13 Aug 2021 at 22:00


8

Black with offwhite head. Sweet deep roasted chocolate malts, chocotoff, booze, dark tea, whiskey, bourbon. Full body, soft carb. Intense and heavy, very tasty.

Tried from Bottle on 29 Jun 2021 at 23:58


8.1
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 8

Bottle thanks to sjogro. Very nice, but again it's very boozy, way more so than I seem to remember it.

Tried from Bottle on 29 Jun 2021 at 21:47


8

Tried from Bottle on 29 May 2021 at 19:59


9

Tried from Bottle on 26 May 2021 at 19:38


8

Šokolaad, röst, linnased, vaat, magus, mõru, tummine, veits tubakane. Väga hea.

Tried from Bottle on 14 May 2021 at 19:25


9

Zijdezacht. Mooie combinatie van boozy en toch nog zacht. Complex. Topspul. Maar niet veel beter dan die Puhaste Silver series en wel 2.5x zo duur.

Tried from Bottle on 02 May 2021 at 00:13


8

Tried from Bottle on 22 Sep 2020 at 21:15