Style: Stout (Barrel-aged)

ABV: 13.5

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Firestone Walker Brewing Co Parabola (2023)

What the brewers say

“Black cherry, dark chocolate, vanilla, roast coffee. Notes of cereal grain, toasted coconut, cocoa nibs.”

What our panel thought

“Light bourbon and vanilla across the nose. Soft, elegant body oozes sweet bourbon wrapped in a vanilla-cherry truffle. Bracing hop bitterness balances rich, sweet caramel malt.”

What our editors thought

“Toasted bread crust and vanilla aroma with faint dark chocolate notes, a bit like a chocolate croissant with flaky indulgent layers. Tighter chocolate in the sip with light charred-wood bitterness and soft caramel edges.”

Review printed in: The Malt Is the Message (Spring 2024) (View All Issues)



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