I can’t believe the last brew review I did was May 7th. I guess I’ve really been trying to scale back my beer drinking before the wedding. Also, to be fair, I just haven’t been drinking that many new beers. I’ve been sticking to Mirror Pond & my all time favorite summer beer Bitter American. One of David’s aunt’s Suzi bought me 2 bottles of Parabola & a porter I’ve never heard of (brew review soon!) for my bridal shower a couple weeks back. David’s been itching to try this one, so last Sunday we finally opened it up.
It feels a little funny for me to be reviewing a stout, because to be honest, I really don’t have much experience. Then again, I’m just filling you in on my personal thoughts about this beer. I really appreciate the craft of how this beer was made. The box it comes is give a nice description of what to expect. The label on the beer gives you lots of details about the beer, too. The flavors in this beer seemed to be well layered. The high alcohol makes it hard for me to enjoy too much of this beer. I think I probably had about 5 oz, while David drank that whole glass over the period of 1.5 hours. We then used a cool wine cork my friend had given me for my birthday and put it in the top of this bottle. It actually worked! David was able to have another glass the next day.
Brew Review: Firestone Walker Parabola