The Event Horizon - Olde Hickory Brewery
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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
The Event Horizon from Olde Hickory Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 1,045 ratings.