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The Event Horizon - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,073 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,073
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 770
Gots: 374 | FT: 47
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

EigenBeer, Jun 03, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 Vintage. Had on-tap at Appalachian Vintner. Served in a short Oskar Blues glass.

A- Pours a midnight black color with a 1/8 inch brown head that doesn't retain long before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a sparse amount of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing leaves a thin broken ring behind.

S- Immediate waft of medicinal oak combined with a maple/brown sugar/caramel sweetness.

T- Hits all the right notes with a pronounced sweetness that plays off the bourbon flavors damn near perfectly. Solid dark roast sets a nice framework for the other tastes to be seen in their full glory. Drinkability is high.

M- Semi-creamy with medium-low carbonation and the fullest of bodies.

O- A stellar BBA Stout where the moderate ABV allows the beer to sing in harmony from start to finish. So glad I got the chance to try this.

Immortale25, Jun 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

BA_Berto, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle I brought to share to Curran's tasting.

Pours a thick, dark black, with a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing, not much.

Smells like chocolate, bourbon, roasted malt, and booze. The aroma is fairly bourbon-forward.

The taste is similar, however, the bourbon is better integrated into the smell. There's some cookie dough, cocoa powder, Hershey's syrup, roasted malt, bourbon, and only the slightest booziness- the alcohol is hidden well here. Some slight caramel and vanilla as well.

Medium bodied, but like Lindley Park, could be a little thicker for the style. Still quite creamy and rich in the mouthfeel, with low carbonation. Very drinkable.

Another winner from Olde Hickory, they make some great BA stouts.

GreesyFizeek, Jun 02, 2014
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The Event Horizon from Olde Hickory Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 1,073 ratings.