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The Event Horizon - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,164 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,164
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 780
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)
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4.86/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Very surprised with this one. I was a little worried that the 8.5% would make this stout take a backseat to many of the other monster stouts out there, but The Event Horizon has very little short comings. Quite bold with amazing barrel characters, and the honey really helps provide a touch of sweetness to smooth out the beer. Very well worth the price point.

Broanoke, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

Yeti1979, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

2dogbrew, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

greg4579, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

IAmAWalrus, Feb 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

HighLowJack, Feb 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.9%

andysc83, Feb 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

griffeyb, Feb 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

qcbrewer, Jan 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

TATURBO, Jan 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

smitty5245, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of pmarlowe
3.96/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013 vintage. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a motor oil black with a dark brown coffee collar of head. Very good retention, no lacing.

S: Big dark chocolate and bourbon, supported by ample roast, vanilla extract, a bit of fig.

T: Tannic oak imparts a dry almost harsh quality, cola, milk chocolate, sharp honey, touch of espresso and dark dried fruit (fig, plum). Finishes off dry.

M: Thin, medium-light body, not unexpected given the ABV. Light carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden.

O: Pretty good, but honestly no better than much more available BA stouts. The low ABV and mostly dry taste tilts this more toward the drinkable end of the spectrum.

pmarlowe, Jan 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

GuttaMane138, Jan 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

jplopez21, Jan 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

HipHopsHooray, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8%

AndrewSmith, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

dfhhead25, Jan 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Brewski, Jan 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

jnich2424, Jan 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

mmulebarn, Jan 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Knapp85, Jan 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

FeelinSurley, Jan 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Jpepe08, Jan 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Ainjyll, Jan 21, 2014
The Event Horizon from Olde Hickory Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 1,164 ratings.