The Event Horizon - Olde Hickory Brewery
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4.75/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Love the regular Imperial Stout and Irish Walker from Olde Hickory, excited to give this well rate brew a try for myself. 22oz bottle, 2010 vintage...
A: A perfect pitch black with a small dark mocha colored head that fades to a bubbly lace atop the brew. Good.
S: Smells of a great chocolatey brownie upfront. Reminds me somewhat of Black Tuesday in the scent! Some awesome bourbon notes quickly followed with some nice cocoa in the middle. A little vanilla and coffee notes on the backend. Awesome blend of scents. Very good!
T: A nice thick chocolate and vanilla blend upfront with hints of roasty coffee. Some mild chocolate bitterness in the middle with some cocoa notes on the backend. This almost reminds me of a milk chocolate bar. I get some lactose tastes on the backend. Nothing in this is overpowering other flavors. Very well balance. Awesome!
M: Full bodied with a great carbonation. A nice thick creamy finish. Not cloying at all. Perfect.
D: Goes down very easy.
All in all, a big standing ovation! OHB has really outdone themselves this time. This stout rivals Black Tuesday in the scent and is a perfect example of the style in the taste. The balance is incredible on this one. Definitely try one of these if you like stouts.
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2011 01:09:10 | More by steve8robin
The Event Horizon from Olde Hickory Brewery
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