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The Event Horizon - Olde Hickory Brewery

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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: 754
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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joefuzz

New York

4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottle

Dark brown pour with small almond head. Smells wonderfully of bourbon and chocolate, barrel aging is very apparent. Taste starts with vanilla, brown sugar and oak and ends with some slight alcohol heat. Carbonation is lower side with a slightly light mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 02:15:20 | More by joefuzz
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.7%

03-20-2013 20:36:44 | More by cofeeguru
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claspada

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-20-2013 14:09:27 | More by claspada
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DrinkDrankDronk

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-20-2013 02:25:53 | More by DrinkDrankDronk
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-19-2013 18:36:08 | More by Mike
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-18-2013 15:45:09 | More by macrosmatic
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-17-2013 18:37:47 | More by BYOFB
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augustg

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-17-2013 03:22:49 | More by augustg
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SlowWideTurns

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-16-2013 15:38:22 | More by SlowWideTurns
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-14-2013 18:19:44 | More by millelacsmark
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wmobley

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-13-2013 21:46:30 | More by wmobley
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-13-2013 17:20:36 | More by alysmith4
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Franch

New York

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-12-2013 15:17:52 | More by Franch
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dctriman

Virginia

5/5  rDev +14.7%

03-11-2013 16:02:57 | More by dctriman
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a small snifter at Smoke & Barrel DC for the bottle share.

A very dark walnut black body, very dark brew, with a nice mocha brown colored dark head. Very nice looking brew.

Nose brings some sticky molasses with a lighter sense. Good balanced mix of caramel senses and light charring roast. Good oak "round"-ness, everything feels subtle and together, but noticeable.

Palate brings much of what is expected on the nose, with some surprises. Very mild roast character with a large oak depth and feel. Very light palate but still manages to fill the mouth with flavors of light bodied dark chocolate. Light warmth and in control, mid palate seems to have most of the flavor with not much of a finish, but balances with perfect roast and chocolate.

There is a huge dark chocolate milkshake quality to this brew, which really does blur the lines a bit between beer, but it makes it super easy to drink. It may not be an ultimate favorite of mine, but it's easily one of the most memorable beers I've had in this style. I would have this again, but strangely it's un-beer like character is a bit of a turn off, and that's by far a minor fault if there is any with this brew to begin with.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 18:28:57 | More by smakawhat
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brys82

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +14.7%

03-10-2013 09:26:04 | More by brys82
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-10-2013 05:07:38 | More by jacewg
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jaylib

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-08-2013 16:39:27 | More by jaylib
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-08-2013 15:25:24 | More by josephwa
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DiscLizard

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-08-2013 06:25:17 | More by DiscLizard
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DJButters

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-06-2013 16:57:05 | More by DJButters
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-04-2013 07:39:32 | More by Hanzo
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-04-2013 04:33:25 | More by DarthKostrizer
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uturn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-04-2013 01:41:16 | More by uturn
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2010 Vintage

A: Pours a deep black with a tan/brown head on top, about a finger upon pouring, which reduces to a thin cap on top. Thin lacing.

S: Some dark fruits, cherrys, plum, and raisins mixed with chocolate, bourbon, a bit of oak and vanilla.

T: Similar to the aroma and fantastic. Lots of chocolate and bourbon flavors up front, a bit of brown sugar and molasses. More dark fruit in the middle mixed with a touch of honey.

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Glad I was finally able to try this beer, definitely a highlight from the tasting.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 23:03:54 | More by mdaschaf
The Event Horizon from Olde Hickory Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 995 ratings.