The Event Horizon - Olde Hickory Brewery
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Reviews by Dope:
4.55/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A: Pours pitch black with a small medium brown head. Fades very quickly, only a smattering of lacing on the glass.
S: Bright and delicious bourbon. Loaded with caramel, toffee and some molasses. Brown sugar and some oaky vanilla. A bit of roasted malt character comes through with rich dark chocolate overtones. Alcohol stings just a bit. Reminds me a lot of BCBS to be honest.
T: Up front, some caramel and toffee with a bit of alcohol burn. Strong dark chocolate with a bit of coffee, char and anise in the middle. Dark chocolate pervades the entire beer. Finishes with some strong oak and vanilla and just a hint of some dark fruit. More long lingering oak in the aftertaste. The honey shows up floating around in the aftertaste too.
M: Not as heavy as you'd expect but it is oh so creamy and smooth. A touch chalky in the aftertaste.
O: An excellent barrel aged IS. So creamy and chocolatey! It's sort of like drinking brownie batter or maybe chocolate cake. Sweet (but not overly so like some) and chocolately with a wonderful balance of complex flavors. Top notch example of the style, kind of like a slightly less harsh BCBS but with a little more chocolate. A must-have for the chocolate lover.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2012 03:12:07 | More by Dope
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3.91/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A- pitch black with a 1/2 finger caramel colored head. A true glass stainer.
S- Huge bourbon notes from a couple feet away. Vanilla, oak, soaked wood. Touch of caramel.
T- Intensely sweet gets things off and running. Bourbon follows next with the vanilla. Charred malts find their way in late. Not sure how much honey was added, but does seem to be easily detectable.
M- Maybe a bit thinner than expected, but still coats nicely. Mid to full body.
O- a nice balance of the barrel notes. Not over done. Probably a little sweeter and lighter body than I prefer on the style, but few flaws in this one
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 21:58:09 | More by Bosoxfan20
The Event Horizon from Olde Hickory Brewery
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