The Event Horizon - Olde Hickory Brewery
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Reviews by CManuel:
4.43/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
2012 release, consumed fresh within a few days of the Raleigh NC release.
Appearance - The beer pours a pitch black with a deep brown frothy head that quickly dissipates
Smell - The smell is dominated by charred bourbon oaky goodness. Dark fruits are the second most apparent aroma, followed by subtle hints of vanilla and a mild sugary sweetness (probably the honey).
Taste - Wow, there is a lot going on with the taste. This is one complex beer. The bourbon charred taste is most dominant, but there are wonderful hints of vanilla, oak woodiness, dark fruits, and chocolate flavors. Amazingly balanced and will only get better with age. The complexity of this beer really stands out as it warms up.
Mouthfeel - very oily and slick, thick but not nearly as thick as other imperial stouts out there.
Overall - This has to be one of my top three imperial stouts. I really enjoyed how balanced this beer is, despite its complexity. I'm glad I have several bottles of this, can't wait to see how it tastes over the years!
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2012 19:11:57 | More by CManuel
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours pitch black with a milk chocolate colored head that wells up in the glass quicker than pretty much any stout I've seen and settles at about 1/2 finger. Leaves some nice tracks of lace with each sip. Definitely a looker.
S: Very sweet on the nose. Molasses, brandy soaked raisins and marshmallow with some lingering charcoal, wet earth, oak and ash in the background. The sweetness worries me a bit, but as it warms, that begins to fade to more reasonable levels.
T: Opens with a sweet and syrupy wave of chocolate and raisin. Middle shows milk chocolate, just a touch of bourbon and fudge. Finish brings a touch of charred malt, light oak and more super sweet milk chocolate and raisin. For me, this was a bit much. Very sweet and syrupy, which can catch up to you in a hurry. I enjoyed it, but killing a whole bottle of this pretty much seals your fate as far as future diabetes is concerned.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 01:48:20 | More by notchucknorris
The Event Horizon from Olde Hickory Brewery
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