The Event Horizon - Olde Hickory Brewery
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Reviews by SeattleBeerBlog:
5/5 rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A- Poured a midnight black, with a dark tan head. Seriously dark, held a flashlight to it and it sucked the light in...like an event horizon, crazy cool.
S- Smells of Burbon, and good burbon at that. also has chocolate, coffee notes as well as some sweetness. I couldn't believe how much this smelled like Burbon though, reminded me of putting your nose in a glass. Fantastic.
T- Tastes of sweet burbon at first but quickly gives way to roasted coffee and Chocolate as well as a slight bitterness. The beer is a smooth rise and fall of flavor, extremely impressive, while the burbon makes you think alcohol it quickly gives away. FANTASTIC
M- great carbonation and mouthfeel, a bit on the heavy side like a Imperial should but still not cloying.
D- This is probably the best Imperial Stout I have had so far, perhaps even one of the best beers I have ever had, if not the best. Not for the timid or weak but this beer is simply spectacular. Props to Old Hickory, and please make more of this.
Serving type: on-tap
01-19-2011 16:13:43 | More by SeattleBeerBlog
More User Reviews:
4.24/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
It looks like pouring a black tar into the glass that spawns a thick brown foam.
The nose is creamy, lactose-sweet, with whipped cream, coconut, vanilla, hazelnuts and toffee.
This is nicely complex in flavor with hazelnuts, caramel, toffee, Bit O Honey candies, chocolate and coconut. It ends creamy and fudgey but there's a small phenolic taste that kept this from getting an even higher score.
The feel is very smooth and thick with a touch of alcohol burn.
Great beer! Immense thanks to BeerAlmanac for getting this to me, it's well worth the search.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 16:14:40 | More by KYGunner
3.91/5 rDev -10.1%
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
96 out of 100 based on 1,003 ratings.