Firestone Walker Brewing Company
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A Note on This Beer
Listen, I completely get why you’d want to share today’s 13% ABV Parabola Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout with your friends.
To start, it’s the #3 Russian Imperial Stout in the World on BA and its masterfully crafted layers of rich cocoa and chewy molasses have earned a massive 4.47 rating on UT.
Then there’s the fact it’s crafted by the legends at California’s Firestone Walker. These guys have been in the craft game for over 20 years and I’m betting your buddies have been fans of these GABF award-winning brewers since they first discovered craft beer.
Oh, and how could I forget that Parabola is one of Firestone Walker’s most limited releases! Each vintage has Dark Beer fiends lining up at their local bottleshop, desperately hoping to score a bottle.
Which is why I’m urging you to only share this boozy, decadent, espresso and bourbon-soaked treat if you’re willing to part with a whole bottle. Because we only secured a tiny stash of less than 10 cases and once your friends get a sip, there’s no way they’ll ever let go.
Parabola earns its riot-worthy flavors by spending 12 full months aging in award-winning Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels, imparting mouth-watering aromas of whiskey spice and gooey caramel. This motor oil thick brew begins with notes of candied plums and woody char, giving way to splashes of bourbon soaked cherries on the palate. A touch of heat alludes to the big 13% ABV, but waves of oaky vanilla soften Parabola to an indulgent finish.
Grab a bottle of Parabola and enjoy one of the most celebrated Stouts on the planet — whether you choose to share, or not.
Rated 4.61 on BeerAdvocate; 4.52 on Tavour; 4.47 on Untappd
#3 Russian Imperial Stout in the World on BA