1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

The Event Horizon - Olde Hickory Brewery

Not Rated.
The Event HorizonThe Event Horizon

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,045 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,045
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 763
Gots: 377 | FT: 50
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Habmike on 12-08-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of The Event Horizon Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,045 | Reviews: 220 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Hallertau
Hallertau

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

06-22-2014 02:59:15 | More by Hallertau
Photo of MPSTARR
MPSTARR

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

01-16-2014 23:16:19 | More by MPSTARR
Photo of AngusOg
AngusOg

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-06-2013 17:41:19 | More by AngusOg
Photo of woooobeer
woooobeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

12-22-2013 02:56:27 | More by woooobeer
Photo of Jlang2012
Jlang2012

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

11-15-2013 19:16:05 | More by Jlang2012
Photo of glazeman
glazeman

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Huge thanks to Macky20 for this one! Split with airohead2001 and Zpack. Poured into a snifter.

A: Dark black, like the rim of a black hole. Excellent dark mocha colored head that has moderate retention and great lacing.

S: I popped the bottle and was blown away by the melding of the maple and bourbon notes on the nose. A truly phenomenal smelling beer without being overly strong smelling. I get a bit of vanilla at the end.

T: There's prefect balance of everything that should be in a stout. The bourbon is more of a supporting role and is not overbearing in the least. There's great roasted coffee, some maple, and a tad bit of vanilla and dark fruit, though not much of the later two. My only complaint is that this is a bit too sweet.

M: At first I thought this was a tad thick, but as it warmed it was near perfect. Excellent carbonation and aftertaste let this sit on the tongue perfectly.

D: I could drink this all day long without hesitation. It's up there with bourbon barrel plead the fifth and rare BCS for the best and most drinkable bourbon barrel stout I've had.

03-15-2011 00:17:58 | More by glazeman
Photo of DrinkDrankDronk
DrinkDrankDronk

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-20-2013 02:25:53 | More by DrinkDrankDronk
Photo of cadaugherty
cadaugherty

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

05-07-2013 23:44:22 | More by cadaugherty
Photo of flipdog0
flipdog0

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

01-29-2013 15:37:21 | More by flipdog0
Photo of Fast-N-Loud
Fast-N-Loud

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

01-12-2014 14:53:20 | More by Fast-N-Loud
Photo of robwestcott
robwestcott

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-05-2013 23:23:25 | More by robwestcott
Photo of Durb777
Durb777

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

11-26-2012 17:08:24 | More by Durb777
Photo of Jballn
Jballn

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-14-2014 16:16:22 | More by Jballn
Photo of Falcone
Falcone

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

01-31-2013 20:13:37 | More by Falcone
Photo of ChuckS
ChuckS

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-10-2014 11:09:59 | More by ChuckS
Photo of Marti403
Marti403

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

02-05-2013 17:15:09 | More by Marti403
Photo of JammyV
JammyV

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-01-2014 01:39:16 | More by JammyV
Photo of ScotNH
ScotNH

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

08-08-2014 22:15:49 | More by ScotNH
Photo of augustg
augustg

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-17-2013 03:22:49 | More by augustg
Photo of BRClemons
BRClemons

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

02-16-2014 22:11:56 | More by BRClemons
Photo of bcrossan
bcrossan

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

09-15-2013 00:33:20 | More by bcrossan
Photo of Bluecane
Bluecane

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-21-2013 06:05:59 | More by Bluecane
Photo of mullenpc
mullenpc

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

11-30-2011 02:25:05 | More by mullenpc
Photo of Ainjyll
Ainjyll

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

01-21-2014 04:11:36 | More by Ainjyll
Photo of jcugafsu
jcugafsu

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

08-10-2014 00:47:35 | More by jcugafsu
The Event Horizon from Olde Hickory Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 1,045 ratings.