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The Event Horizon - Olde Hickory Brewery

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The Event HorizonThe Event Horizon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

995 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 995
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 753
Gots: 374 | FT: 48
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)
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Jas45678

Michigan

4/5  rDev -8.3%

01-06-2014 22:19:02 | More by Jas45678
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jampics2

Ohio

4/5  rDev -8.3%

01-21-2013 14:52:04 | More by jampics2
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4/5  rDev -8.3%

10-26-2013 18:14:20 | More by trxxpaxxs
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -8.3%

02-08-2014 10:41:41 | More by Yeti1979
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bertram

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

01-29-2012 07:35:22 | More by bertram
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.3%

02-03-2014 01:11:13 | More by greg4579
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gueuzegossage

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-25-2013 21:59:17 | More by gueuzegossage
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Centennial

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-29-2013 19:09:57 | More by Centennial
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caponeduke

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.3%

10-08-2013 14:38:27 | More by caponeduke
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HoppyKilaMonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.3%

01-21-2014 04:12:41 | More by HoppyKilaMonster
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CoolEthan

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

10-11-2013 14:23:04 | More by CoolEthan
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-18-2012 19:23:19 | More by Rochefort10nh
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3Hops

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -8.3%

08-02-2012 18:56:43 | More by 3Hops
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mikecharley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.3%

09-18-2013 19:49:57 | More by mikecharley
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Alpar

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-04-2014 01:33:10 | More by Alpar
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smithj2154

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-08-2013 14:26:42 | More by smithj2154
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JWalterWeatherman

Virginia

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-06-2014 01:51:01 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-26-2013 14:29:06 | More by lilnicky068
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Bartos

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-01-2014 03:40:25 | More by Bartos
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UcDru

Ohio

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-06-2014 03:52:11 | More by UcDru
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-08-2013 02:57:36 | More by jjheinrichs
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

12-19-2011 04:45:56 | More by imperialking
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to someone who will remain anonymous for sending me this bottle. Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown almost black hue with a thin half finger head that fades to leave a thin halo and wispy mocha notes.

S - Aromas of honey, definitely honey, nice creamy bourbon, faint barrel notes, chocolate, faint alcohol, nice light roast, sweeter malts. Solid.

T - Taste is light fudge, barrel, smooth creamy bourbon, light vanilla, faint honey notes. Quite nice, not really earth shattering but really tasty. Well crafted, well executed. Nice coffee and chocolate notes here, good fudge.

M - Mouthfeel is nice for the style, lightly carbonated, slightly creamy.

O - Overall this was a solid beer, real nice and tasty, nice chocolate, would like a more velvety mouthfeel. Good though.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 23:06:18 | More by rudzud
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farrago

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Center pour gets you three fingers of extremely dark brown foam, the top comprised of larger, thin-skinned bubbles, hence dissolves at a swift pace, does leave thick, messy slabs of lacing behind and the final layer across the surface has staying power. About the blackest pour you will ever see shoot out of a beer bottle, this said when logically black is just black and does not admit of gradients. Naturally, fully opaque. The nose is like a chocolate factory on fire, all roasted and toasted cocoa, mocha, caramel, coffee ice cream, butterscotch and even a suggestion of chicory, all this with a good dose of pine and orange zest blended in, the booziness gives the fruit scents a plum, raisin, cherry cast, dessert-like, otherwise too monolithic for much else to enunciate clearly. Full-bodied for sure, dry and powdery in texture, you can feel it cake up on the tongue, the oak wood evident in many different manners. So much chocolate and cocoa that it's kind of embarrassing to mention other components, the caramel, butterscotch and honey a distant second. Rum raisin, alcohol drenched poached plum, cherry to pear fruit. Lower pine here, more dried herbal and grass matter, tree bark. The grill smoke adds a helpful sour dimension. Underneath the intentional "black star" density is a fairly complex beer trying to get out. If it had more flow and "give" it would be highly notable within its category.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 01:26:51 | More by farrago
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Tripphop

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black in the glass with creamy tan mousse. Aroams of big roast and coffee, a slight boozines hides underneath. Flavor is bold and roasty, yet chocolatey and smooth. Very fine carbonation and rich creamy mouthfeel. Delightful overall, worth the hype it received.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 20:00:55 | More by Tripphop
The Event Horizon from Olde Hickory Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 995 ratings.