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The Event Horizon - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,283 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,283
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 808
Gots: 433 | FT: 64
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:
Beer added by: Habmike on 12-08-2010

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Photo of BGsWo22
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of QuentinCall
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Anatole
4.02/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rhong187
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GrayWolf1766
4.14/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cducap
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was blown away by this beer. Silky mouthfeel. Tons of coffee and dark chocolate notes at the first smell and confirmed in the taste. The hint of honey is subtle but a welcome addition. An excellent beer that I wish I had more of.

Photo of DCgolfpro
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftFan5
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Paponetti44
4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tafyob41
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aj_tuna
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrchrisray
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RocketCityVol
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zookerman182
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cvm4
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Date: 12/15/2014

L - Pours very motor oil black with a 1/2 finger of dark tan head on top. Not much retention or lacing.

S - A decadent nose of bourbon, oak and vanilla. Some honey, marshmallow and caramel.

T - The taste really follows the nose to a T. Nothing more to be said here from me.

F - For the abv and considering it's not a RIS, I can't complain much. Medium bodied and low carbonation. Smooth body, velvety. There is a little heat, but it's not too bad.

O - For an 8.50% abv beer, this beer has so much flavor and brings a lot to the table.

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maillard
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbkdev
4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KAF
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ljdrinksbeer
4.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer. One of the few that truly lives up to the hype.

Photo of tillmac62
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

BOD 12/18/14. Pours almost pitch black. Normal head volume and retention for barrel aged, excellent lacing.

Nice rich nose of bourbon and heavy notes of oak and bitter dark chocolate over a light caramel coupled with plum.

Rich full body with a creamy texture that has an oily component as well. Light carbonation with just a hint of effervescence in the finish.

The flavor profile is borderline World Class. It is intense, extremely complex and one of the most balanced BA imperial stouts I've encountered. It's only shortcoming, which is slight, is the lack of total alcohol coverage. It begins with a bourbon slap that quickly yields to a rich semi-sweet rush of chocolate. The middle is a light bitterness over a fading chocolate that allows the astringent alcohol flavor to manifest itself over a coffee note. As this fades into the finish, light plum notes appear over a sweet vanilla and bourbon background. The finish is slightly astringent and has a moderate alcohol heat.

Photo of absoluthamm
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KRubes
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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The Event Horizon from Olde Hickory Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 1,283 ratings.