Firestone Walker Scotch Parabola Imperial Stout

Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Paso Robles, CA, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Type: Stout
ABV: 11.5%
First released: December 2017

From the brewer

The base beer is our Parabola and matured for three months in Single malt Scotch barrels from the Distillery Ardbeg. This distillery is located in the Islay Region of Scotland, which is known to produce some of the world’s best high peat Scotch. The Ardbeg 10 year old was voted “2008 Whisky of the Year” in Jim Murrays book “The Whisky Bible”.

Average Scores

Overall: 94 (logged 3 times)
Draft: 94 (logged 3 times)

Who's been drinking this

2017 release
2017 release
2017 release
I mean, this is just a whole heck of a lot. This is smoky, peaty, and also a lot less sweet than what gets transmitted to the regular Parabola from its barrels. It tastes like Scotch, basically, and that character is dominant. Parabola is here, thick and rich, but smoke is king. Something to chew on more than adore, this needs to be sipped in small increments.