Parabola Clone (1 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: emueller (Shared)
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Batch Size: 12.00 galStyle: Imperial Stout (13F)
Boil Size: 13.00 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 47.3 SRMEquipment: Tippy
Bitterness: 81.3 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.110 (25.9° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Est FG: 1.019 SG (4.9° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 12.1%Taste Rating: 30.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
32 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 1
8 lbs Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 2
2 lbs Carafa I (337.0 SRM) Grain 3
2 lbs Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 4
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 15L (15.0 SRM) Grain 5
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 6
1 lbs Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 7
1 lbs Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 8
5.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Boil 60 min Hops 9
5.00 oz Hallertauer [4.8%] - Boil 30 min Hops 10
2.00 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min) Misc 11
1 pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) Yeast 12
1.00 lbs Oak Chips (Secondary 7 days) Misc 13
12.00 oz Bourbon (Secondary 2 weeks) Misc 14
12.00 oz Bourbon - 2 (Bottling 0 min) Misc 15

Notes

I am trying to develop replicate a bourbon barrel-aged Russia Imperial Stout. After studying the Parabola profile published by Firestone Walker, I developed this recipe. While British yeast may be more appropriate, I am hoping that WLP001 is up to the task. As you can see, I like to keep my recipes simple and round all ingredients to whole numbers.

Ratings

Complex -- Chocolate / Coffee / Oak / Bourbon

by emueller


This ale is everything that I hoped it would be -- and more. Each sip delivers a cascade of the complex flavors -- chocolate, coffee, oak and bourbon -- in that order. It is a touch on the sweet side, which is how I like my RIS. All of the flavors do a nice job of masking the high alcohol content.

I am looking forward to doing a side-by-side comparison with one of my treasured FW Parabola bombers that I am aging.