A beer for math nerds and beer nerds alike, Firestone Walker’s Parabola is an absolute monster of an ale. Sitting at 14.5% ABV, Parabola is a Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout, aged for a full year in bourbon barrels before being unleashed into the world. Firestone Walker consistently puts out some of the boldest and most daunting beers in the craft brew landscape, and Parabola is no different. With flavors of vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, and heaps of roasted malt, Parabola’s spot in Beer Advocate’s Top 50 list is easily justified.
Also, I just finished a Parabola and it ruled, totally kicked my ass.