The Event Horizon - Olde Hickory Brewery

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Ratings: 1,194
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 786
Gots: 381 | FT: 55
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:
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Photo of roger617
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

2013 bottle reviewed 11/6/2014. Bottle poured into snifter.

A: Pours black with 1 finger of khaki head that reduces fairly quickly and leaves a thin collar with no lacing. For under 10%, I'm surprised at how thick the viscosity appears.
S: Chocolate, bourbon, roasted malt, and just a tad bit of sweetness that I'll attribute to the honey.
T: The dominant flavors are chocolate and honey, with a good compliment of bourbon and roast malt. Lingering flavor is heavy with the honey.
M: Carbed well, fairly bitter. Leaves a dryer after taste that brings the honey flavor out.
O: This one exceeded my expectations. I love the honey addition, it goes really well with the chocolate and bourbon.

Photo of SuperHop18
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

Photo of TmKeisySC
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of FFreak
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulips and shared. A jet black beer with very little detectable head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, roast malt and cherries. Taste is a slightly tart cherry-chocolate followed by roasted malt and a little bit of coffee. Mouthfeel is dense, viscous, and almost flat carbonation. A huge sipper of a beer - much larger than its ABV would indicate. Overall, an enjoyable dessert stout, but not one you'd drink the whole bomber by yourself.

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4.36/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.99/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried this year's version last night and I gotta say it just may be a Top 10 beer for me. The honey sweetens it just enough to let the bourbon barrel come through at the end and at 8.5% this thing is so very drinkable it's almost unbelievable. Great beer.

Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured from the 11 oz bottle into a snifter glass.
Pours jet black with minimal caramel head.
Smells a lot like bourbon and roasted cherries.
Tastes huge. Intense flavor of a cherry cordial and roasted malts. Tons of cherry, tons of chocolate.
Mouthfeel is is very thick and very heavy.
A sipping beer that will fill you up very fast. Intense flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.4/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.36/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.3/5  rDev -1.4%

The Event Horizon from Olde Hickory Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 1,194 ratings.