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The Event Horizon - Olde Hickory Brewery

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world-class

1,114 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,114
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 775
Gots: 375 | FT: 45
Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Habmike on 12-08-2010)
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2011 Bottle served in a Brasserie D'Achouffe tulip.

A- Pores a nice thick black color with minimal mocha colored head that resides to a perfect lace with good retention. A perfect looking stout!!

S- As I pore it i can automatically begin to smell the chocolate!! Rich malts and chocolate dominates the nose followed by beautiful bourbon, vanilla and oak aromas as well. I could smell this one all day, yankee candle needs to makes the sent happen!!! It is a perfectly balanced nose, couldn't be better IMO.

T- More bourbon then the nose. In fact i feel the flavors are reverse then the nose. The bourbon, oak and vanilla are up front, as is the honey. And the chocolate resides in the end. The chocolate lingers well. A perfect tasting stout.

M- Nice and smooth. Very silky and creamy. Carbonation is perfect for a barrel aged stout. This again can not get much better!!

O- I felt last years Event was as good as it gets... I was wrong, it's this years!! What a great beer, not as sweet and more smooth chocolate flavors. I also feel what little tang was present from oxidation is not present this year. I love this beer and Im happy I live where I do.

lanamj, Nov 30, 2011
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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.

SeattleBeerBlog, Jan 19, 2011
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The Event Horizon from Olde Hickory Brewery
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