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: 108
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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8.9
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 9

Bottle at home. Opaque black color, small brown head. Aroma and flavor are malts, soft roast, bourbon, vanilla, liquor, maakt bitters. As lovely as ever!

Tried on 25 Sep 2022 at 21:48


8.6
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 9

0,355l bottle at home. Vintage 21. black color, small coffee colored head. smells apple brandy, rye, whisky, liqueur, some figs. very nice smell. full body, light carbonation. tastes of bourbon, whisky, rye, grainy, light molasses, figs, raisins, vanilla, bourbon, cocoa, light coconut, toffee, light nutty. finishes lightly sweet with notes of rye, toffee and cocoa notes. did not excite me so much at first, but it just needs a bit to open up. Another lovely Parabola.

8, 8, 9, 9, 9

Tried from Bottle on 28 Jun 2022 at 15:40


7.8
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Bottle at BBT #4/2022. Malty aroma and taste, roastyness, chocolate, nutty notes, light sweet, medium bitter. Full body, creamy texture, malty choco bitter sweet finish. Good.

Tried from Bottle on 28 Mar 2022 at 20:05


8.9
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 8.5

BBT march/2022. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma of dark malt, bourbon, rye, light alcohol. Taste, dark malt, coffee, molasses, bourbon, rye, warming alcohol. Nice one.

Tried on 28 Mar 2022 at 19:58


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