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The Event Horizon - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

970 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 970
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 756
Gots: 375 | 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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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-07-2013 17:38:37 | More by oriolesfan4
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours pitch black with a 1 finger cola head. Sporadic bubbles and blotches of lacing remain on the glass.

S- very nice blend of chocolate, bourbon and vanilla.

T- chocolate, caramel, honey, vanilla, and bourbon.

M- medium body and carbonation. Actually drinks bigger than a 8.5% beer, in a good way.

O- very nice BA RIS! Surprised that it was only a 8.5% beer. Nice meld of chocolate, bourbon and vanilla.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 03:16:12 | More by kawilliams81
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duceswild

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-06-2013 17:46:59 | More by duceswild
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-06-2013 17:41:19 | More by AngusOg
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DruRho

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-06-2013 17:37:29 | More by DruRho
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Nitrogenx

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-06-2013 03:54:02 | More by Nitrogenx
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robwestcott

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-05-2013 23:23:25 | More by robwestcott
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joel66

New York

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-04-2013 20:18:53 | More by joel66
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tubbnik

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-03-2013 16:55:15 | More by tubbnik
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mtrog313

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-31-2013 16:12:47 | More by mtrog313
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-31-2013 13:40:30 | More by Retail1LO
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beergod1

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-31-2013 13:32:50 | More by beergod1
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fredmugs

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-31-2013 02:00:42 | More by fredmugs
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-30-2013 14:58:49 | More by Rifugium
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on cask at Churchkey as part of the Craft Brewing Conference 2013. I had both a full snifter and another taster of this stuff.

A: Poured as black as night and with an oil-like consistency. That coupled with the fact that the head was only a couple of shades lighter than the liquid below it let me know right off the bat that I was in for a ride.

S: Nah, wouldn't say this was a bourbon bomb at all. It deserves more credit than that. The bourbon combined with the overall hop/malt profile produced something that was oaky, nutty, and even a bit fruity (dark fruit - dates and/or figs). Take high grade hot cocoa, throw in some dates and vanilla, then age that on oak chips and then take a whiff... You've got yourself some Event Horizon!

T: Cocoa laced buttercream frosting with oak. Simply sublime! Also, the finish on this was as smooth as silk and sort of reminded me of the first time I ever had a dark chocolate Dagoba milkshake at the Hershey's Chocolate World.

M: Ridiculous sticky lacing on this bad boy, not much bitterness, no booze detected, yet at the same time, the sugar was really dialed down to a very gulpable level. Remarkable!

O: Pure bliss in a glass. No need for dessert if you have this one around. Actually, come to think of it, there's no need for breakfast or lunch either.

Serving type: cask

03-29-2013 11:24:28 | More by Chaney
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G_Rod

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-28-2013 13:56:35 | More by G_Rod
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Churchkey, served in a snifter.

A- Pours black with a thick layer of creamy, mocha head, has great retention and some spotty lacing.

S- Goddamn this smells delicious. Has a great aroma of creamy milk chocolate, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, some barrel, and an awesome honey aroma. The chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and honey are all amazing and create a sweet, but not at all cloying, aroma. This is really fantastic.

T- Nice chocolate and honey sweetness, accents of vanilla, caramel and bourbon. There's a bit of roastiness, but it's mostly this great, smooth sweetness.

M- Full-bodied, has moderate to low carbonation with a soft, smooth feel and a tiny bit of alcohol warmth.

O- I love this beer. The flavors are blended very nicely and are all delicious. It also has a huge amount of flavor for 8.5%, it's complex and tasty enough to sip at but I could happily have finished off a bomber of this on my own. I need more of this beer.

Serving type: cask

03-28-2013 05:11:11 | More by WillCarrera
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

On tap at churchkey as part of CBC.

Pours a super jet black with a nice tan head and pretty substantial lacing, looks very oily and delicious.

The smell is amazing and has tons of beautiful bourbon, vanilla, molasses, touch of sweet latte, honey, oak wood, and some fudge. Rides that line of imperial stout in bourbon and barrel aged strong ale, but it's delicious. Taste follows the smell to a T, with some extra decadent choco cake notes and more roast. Also some great honey soaked barley and amazing explosions of flavor from the spirit.

The feel is a little thinner than expected, but still great. I almost expect to have more alcohol hit me with something with this much flavor.

Overall this beer is great and so drinkable for something this flavorful!

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2013 20:27:46 | More by Dreadnaught33
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JulianB

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-27-2013 00:12:14 | More by JulianB
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aranton

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-26-2013 20:06:31 | More by aranton
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surlytheduff

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -14%

03-25-2013 19:02:15 | More by surlytheduff
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npfisher22

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-25-2013 03:13:58 | More by npfisher22
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-24-2013 23:48:02 | More by tobelerone
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-24-2013 16:41:28 | More by orangesol
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EvoJoe

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-24-2013 15:12:56 | More by EvoJoe
The Event Horizon from Olde Hickory Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 970 ratings.