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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: 768
Gots: 376 | 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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5/5  rDev +14.7%

mgbickel, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of beerwolf77
4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to BeerFMAndy for sharing this elusive bottle.

Pitch black hue, small mocha head. Some cascade action. Rich chocolate fudge, molasses, coffee, bourbon. Flavors are rich and full of chocolate gnash, coffee, bourbon. Full thick body. Mild carbonation. A very well done Imperial stout. Olde Hickory knows how to make em.

beerwolf77, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of dirtylou
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, split over x-mas, 2011 vintage

appearance: served in large belgian chalice, deep ebony body - thick mocha head with nice thick lace

smell: rich dark chocolate, bourbon, espresso, vanilla, caramel

taste: highly anticipated release from olde hickory, one of my favs in NC...rich decadent flavor profile - slightly bitter dark chocolate, rich but not potent bourbon, vanilla, caramel, honey in the finish. heavy roasted malt, chocolate cake, oak

mouthfeeel: creamy and rich, abv not abrasive

overall: quality stout - one of the finer beers to come out of NC

dirtylou, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of BenTherHppedThat
4/5  rDev -8.3%

BenTherHppedThat, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Retsinis, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Izecold88 hooked me up with this bottle from the first run... Big props Manny!!

Pours thick and viscous... great dark brown head.... the brew stains the glass with each swirl....

Nose is fudgy... with vanilla and coffee... smells decadent.

Flavor is very rich... waves of bourbon and vanilla... thick dark chocolate.... hints of sweet cherry.. wonderful.

Body is surprisingly not as thick as expected.... a solid medium... nice small bubble carbonation allows the flavors to linger on the palate.

Thanks again Manny.... I look forward to many more fantastic trades.

4.5/4.5/4.5/4.5/5

JohnGalt1, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

MrHirschybar, Dec 27, 2011
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1/5  rDev -77.1%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

blivingston1985, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of VaTechHopHead
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours thick and looks like used motor oil. Quick fading head and leaves good lacing

Reeks of Bourbon in a good way, slightly sweet from the honey and a slight dryness from the malts

Tastes sweet right from the start but the Bourbon kicks in very quickly along with dry wood and highly roasted malts. Finishes with a slight alcohol burn and leaves the palate dry

Heavy body with very low volumes of carbonation, finishes semi dry and aftertaste fades quickly. Alcohol is noticeable but not in a bad way. Easy to drink slow

An excellent beer and the honey adds a nice sweet touch to a style with big and robust flavors. Definitely a seeker

VaTechHopHead, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of camil1mj
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 bottle shared at the 4 Elf Party.

A: Dark, dark brown, almost black. Some mocha colored head. Some lacing.

S: Great sniffs. Bourbon, chocolate and toffee.

T: Good balance of the typical BA stout flavors: bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate malt.

M: Medium carbonation and body.

O: A great middle of the pack BA stout.

camil1mj, Dec 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

CummingsK21, Dec 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

chefAron, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

cthomas78, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of iadler
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another bottle exitmusic00 opened up for the holiday party. You're the man, Matt.

A- Pours a deep black with a nice two finger head mocha head that dissipates into a thin cap. Some lines of lacing are left behind.

S- Oak, smoke and roasted upfront followed by bakers chocolate, vanilla, coffee, sweet bourbon, dark fruit and some peppery spice.

T- Earthy with oak, smoke, roasted malt, and bourbon followed by a mix of dark and milk chocolate with vanilla, plumbs, red cherry and star anise. Finishes with some honey sweetness.

M- Medium carbonation and a light to medium body. The body is a bit thin.

O- Overall, a well crafted imperial stout and no alcoholic bite being fresh. I did wish that the body was a little thicker and the carbonation was lower as it felt watered down.

iadler, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

imperialking, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Satchboogie, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

StayWhatYouAre2, Dec 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Jzmhector, Dec 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Bryson, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Britton, Dec 17, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

PuFtonLyfe, Dec 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

djrn2, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

acurtis, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of Gfunk720
4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with some friends at the Cuvee De Castleton release. I forget who traded this to me, but thank you. 2010 22oz bottle.

A- A very thick and oily looking beer, light dark tannish head. The head falls to a small ring around the edge of my cup.

S- A rich scent of chocolate, bourbon, and oak. Rich dark roasted malts are also prevelant.

T- Similar to the smell, bourbon,chocolate, and roasted malt. The bourbon is noticable, but extremely well blended. It really enhances the flavor and taste of a nice Imperial Stout. I get a little bit of honey flavor.

M- Nice and full bodied, without being overboard thick and sticky. Perfect carbonation.

O- Overall I had pretty high hopes for this one, and it definitely lived up to my expectations. The barrel aging is extremely well blended, and really enhances the beer all around. I recommend it highly, and look forward to some 2011.

Gfunk720, Dec 14, 2011
The Event Horizon from Olde Hickory Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 1,073 ratings.