The Event Horizon - Olde Hickory Brewery
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Reviews by Soonami:
4.65/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to BrewerDan23 for generously sharing a bottle of Event Horizon at a recent tasting. I am now ISO of one, although the 900 bottle run might make it tough to get.
This beer is pitch black with mocha that quickly dissolves to a finely knit ring of lace. The aroma is earthy and mushroomy featuring the smell of freshly baked bread and a light whiff of bourbon. The beer tastes very creamy and light on the palate for a double stout. There is a hot chocolate quality to the roasted malt that isn't too harsh or astringent. It's not too sweet with a great drying oaky bourbon finish. As it warms the barrel character really comes out and you can really pick out toasted coconut.
This is a delicious beer and I guess the delicate menage of malt, roast, barrel and bourbon is helped by the low ABV that really allows the individual ingredients to shine and not be masked by the high alcohol or residual sweetness. This definitely lives up to the hype.
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2011 04:03:11 | More by Soonami
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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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