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Parabola

12% ABV. Russian Imperial Stout from Firestone Walker in Paso Robles, CA. Batch 002. Poured from bomber into tulip glass. Pours a thick, viscous black with a large dark tan head that slowly recedes. The smell is rich and chocolate. It is big and luscious with a hint of roastiness. There are notes form the barrel aging with some vanilla and oak. The flavor is a bit boozier from what I’ve have liked it to be, but nice regardless. Flavor also picks up chocolate and perhaps some caramel with a big dose of coffee, oak, vanilla, dark fruits, and alcohol. It isn’t ultra-complex at first, but then as you drink more and more of it subtle flavors come out. The mouthfeel and drinkability could be better, the warm alcohol sensation is a bit cloying. A solid imperial stout from a fantastic brewery nonetheless!
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Locally Available? Yes, in limited quantities.

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