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The Event Horizon - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,006 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,006
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 759
Gots: 373 | FT: 49
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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.

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BeerAndBourbon

Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Part of my Beer & Cigars BIF package - thanks mjmadden! (Enjoyment shared with 5 other people)

A. Pours black with a bit of creamy tan head that leaves a bit of lacing.

S. Cocoa with bourbon and vanilla with a touch of dark fruit (figs) with honey/ molasses sweetness.

T. Dark chocolate, bourbon, bright honey sweetness, dark fruits with more bitterness becoming more apparent on the tail.

M. Medium bodied with a medium level of creamy carbonation. A bit dry on the end.

D. I really like this beer; possibly my favorite from NC (over BA Sexual Chocolate).

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 22:27:22 | More by BeerAndBourbon
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice dark brown with a reddish tint to it. Very little head but well carbonated. Smells very chocolate heavy with some light oak. Vry rich on the nose. Tastes like bittersweet chocolate. Lots of rich thick malts. The bourbon characteristics are fairly subtle but definitely compliment the beer well. Overall very tasty

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 22:27:02 | More by Urbancaver
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brew3crew

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-black body with a tan head that quickly disapates
S-nice oaky smell. Almost smells like licorice.
T-a lot like it smells. Very smooth oak burbon taste.
M-medium. Body and so smooth
O-good brew. Close to worth or equal to the hype. Crazy drinkable and redonkulously smooth. Only knock is no head...

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 22:19:54 | More by brew3crew
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nkersten

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Chad for bringing this one over, reviewed from notes. Poured into New Belgium globe, black with a mocha foamy head that fades to a collar, not a bad looking beer. Smells like bourbon, graham cracker, crusty bread, oak, lots of vanilla, slight alcohol. Interesting flavor, graham cracker crust, lots of sweet sugary malt, oak and barrel, vanilla, bourbon, slightly smokey, some bitterness, strange aftertaste sweet cherries. A strange off flavor that I cant pinpoint - maybe honey? Heavy body and light carbonation. Not bad but the strange off taste keeps me from wanting more of this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 17:56:30 | More by nkersten
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Jmoore50

Nevada

3.43/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am very particular with my barrel aged stouts. Look at my reviews and you will tell which ones I prefer. jh1982 brought this one out and I didn't think it was spectacular. He said he preferred the other Olde Hickory Stouts, which he had a few days before.

The appearance on this is great. It is a dark thick black, and poured heavily produces a nice fluffy brown head. Its thick, its black, and the head retention is good.

The smell is of sweet bourbon, tons of bitter cocoa, some roasted malts and vanilla. It smells incredibly sweet.

Lots of bitter cocoa, a strong character in this. It has a sweet bourbon and sweet honey taste that is left in the background by the cocoa. LOADS of cocoa, like hot chocolate mix. Not really melding well, kind of muddled. I wouldn't say it was smooth, but its got a lot of flavor going on.

Its a pretty heavy beer with good carbonation. The bitterness from the beer paired with the bourbon threw me off a bit. Overall I could pick a few dozen better barrel aged stouts, and this would not be one of them. Kind of let down, but still not a terrible beer at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 19:18:14 | More by Jmoore50
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billyshears

Maryland

4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

from notes.
a: dark tan head; black body with a bit of head retention
s: heavy vanilla and coconut bourbon barrel notes; dark chocolate
t: pronounced licorice flavor coupled with aforementioned bourbon notes and sweet chocolate; a bit of roast and some bitterness on the back end but surprisingly not much at all. some warming alcohol also present but well integrated into the taste.
m: medium heavy mouthfeel with medium carbonation but goes down very smoothly.
d: sip and appreciate, especially as this is so hard to come by. wish I had more.

definitely worth the hype. one of the better brews I've had lately.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 02:52:06 | More by billyshears
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kevinv

Texas

4.8/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been meaning to write this review for awhile. I'm reviewing from notes from a tasting a few weeks back. MASSIVE thanks to samtallica for giving me the chance to taste this treat.

A - Pours a near pitch black with the slightest mocha colored head which quickly resides to a thin rim around the glass. Not much in the way of lacing - slightly spotty. Looks inviting.

S - Wow. Huge notes of sweet bourbon, caramel, and vanilla. Smells slightly chocolaty with a nice roast. The honey becomes more prominent as the beer warms. Truly exceptional.

T - The first thing I notice is an extremely well balanced bourbon taste. Not too overpowering or understated at all, just the right amount. Rich dark chocolate notes. Molasses and sweet honey comes through strongly, especially as the beer warms. Very caramel-y with a slight astringent taste in the finish. A bit of a char lingers in the aftertaste. I have no qualms about giving the taste score a solid 5.

M - Full bodied, creamy, soooo smooth. Almost chewy. Low carbonation - perfect.

D - What else can I say about this beer that isn't said above? The alcohol is very well hidden. It's definitely a filling beer, but one that I would have no problem drinking myself over the course of an evening.

The Event Horizon was a clear standout among many other "big stouts" at the tasting. Job well done, Olde Hickory. Hype warranted.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 01:43:24 | More by kevinv
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #48 (Jan 2011):

Vigorous pour yields a slow pooling of brown head that eventually subsides to some major stickage on the glass. Pitch-black color. Madeira-soaked dried plums, vanilla, nougat, wood, dark chocolate and soft charcoal rush the nose ... very aromatic and mouthwatering. Slick package, fullish body unfolds slowly. More oak than vanilla-bourbon to start; lush maltiness turns roasty as quick as the oakiness pulls the palate. Light on the hops--or at least they mellowed out. Chocolate and sweetness fade quick. Slow drinking here, which helps to let the beer evolve. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 14:46:40 | More by BeerAdvocate
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled poured into my Narke tulip... A black body with faint notes of brown on the edges. The head is medium tan and rises about two full fingers before falling to a full finger cap. It fades quickly but decent lacing makes up for it... The aroma is exceedingly malty and sweet. Whopper malt, molasses, honey. Smells great, but it shouldn't smell like this, smells like a bw... The taste just isn't as successful, its very muted, lots of the sweetness of the nose is gone, and it brings out more roasty, bourbon, oak finish which is not present at all on the nose.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 05:35:49 | More by jrallen34
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jason for this! 22oz bottle into CCB snifter.

A - Pours black, mocha head, spotty lacing, thick ring around the glass, lots of bubbles on top.

S- Huge sweetness, molasses, caramel, dark fruits, slight chocolate, honey, oak. Very strong sweetness that's a bit overpowering.

T - Not as sweet as the nose. Molasses, honey, chocolate, honey, oak. A bit more subtle, which is nice.

M - Full, creamy, rich, viscous.

D - Easily the most impressive beer I've had from NC/SC. Perhaps a little too sweet, but hey, very solid. Recommend!

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 05:24:10 | More by Sean9689
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A dark black beer with a tiny tan head that receded to n oghitn and left no stick on the sides.

S - Very sweet with molasses, chocolate, honey and some dark fruits, particularly prunes. A bit of roasted malts and burnt cocoa. Some nuttt smell on the end of the nose.

T - An exceptionally sweet stout with honey notes. A lot of burnt malts and heavy molasses and prune taste. It's a very sweet beer that gets kind of hard to drink, but it's very rich tasting, which is a good thing.

M - Heavy, chewy, low carbonation.

O - A really good beer that is somewhat hard to drink, but it's quite solid.

Edit: Drank this beer again on 9/24/11 and adjusted my ratings. Drinking amazingly, smooth and easy with good flavors. Sweetness is still there but the roast is coming out more. We have a winner.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 05:22:09 | More by AgentZero
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Love the regular Imperial Stout and Irish Walker from Olde Hickory, excited to give this well rate brew a try for myself. 22oz bottle, 2010 vintage...

A: A perfect pitch black with a small dark mocha colored head that fades to a bubbly lace atop the brew. Good.

S: Smells of a great chocolatey brownie upfront. Reminds me somewhat of Black Tuesday in the scent! Some awesome bourbon notes quickly followed with some nice cocoa in the middle. A little vanilla and coffee notes on the backend. Awesome blend of scents. Very good!

T: A nice thick chocolate and vanilla blend upfront with hints of roasty coffee. Some mild chocolate bitterness in the middle with some cocoa notes on the backend. This almost reminds me of a milk chocolate bar. I get some lactose tastes on the backend. Nothing in this is overpowering other flavors. Very well balance. Awesome!

M: Full bodied with a great carbonation. A nice thick creamy finish. Not cloying at all. Perfect.

D: Goes down very easy.

All in all, a big standing ovation! OHB has really outdone themselves this time. This stout rivals Black Tuesday in the scent and is a perfect example of the style in the taste. The balance is incredible on this one. Definitely try one of these if you like stouts.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 01:09:10 | More by steve8robin
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largadeer

California

4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Craytonic for sending this.

Appearance is typical of the style, an opaque black with moderate carbonation that forms a small tan head.

The nose is huge, with blatant bourbon overtones of caramel and vanilla that hover over a chocolatey, charred malt base. Licorice is evident, and there's a faint scorched and earthy quality.

There's more molasses than chocolate on the palate, along with a kick of licorice and bourbon. The mid-palate brings out more caramel and vanilla sweetness, but the finish is more tannic and dry with a kick of bitter charred malt. The beer is surprisingly viscous for the supposed 8.5% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 01:17:07 | More by largadeer
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glazeman

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to Macky20 for this one! Split with airohead2001 and Zpack. Poured into a snifter.

A: Dark black, like the rim of a black hole. Excellent dark mocha colored head that has moderate retention and great lacing.

S: I popped the bottle and was blown away by the melding of the maple and bourbon notes on the nose. A truly phenomenal smelling beer without being overly strong smelling. I get a bit of vanilla at the end.

T: There's prefect balance of everything that should be in a stout. The bourbon is more of a supporting role and is not overbearing in the least. There's great roasted coffee, some maple, and a tad bit of vanilla and dark fruit, though not much of the later two. My only complaint is that this is a bit too sweet.

M: At first I thought this was a tad thick, but as it warmed it was near perfect. Excellent carbonation and aftertaste let this sit on the tongue perfectly.

D: I could drink this all day long without hesitation. It's up there with bourbon barrel plead the fifth and rare BCS for the best and most drinkable bourbon barrel stout I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 00:17:58 | More by glazeman
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airohead2001

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to glazeman. Accompanied by the Z-pack. Really excited to try this beer.

This is a pretty looking beer. Started with a beautiful looking 2 finger brown-red, coffee appearing head that eventually faded. A good swirl or two brings the thick foam back. Brown-yellow syrup coats the walls of the snifter.

The smell is perfect for the style - combines the vanilla, nuttiness, and maple syrup of CBS with the dark fruits of Dark Lord.

Taste is also one of the best of it's style - Smoooth bourbon and vanilla through out with roasted coffee in the background. Whereas other bourbon American stouts end with a harsh bitter finish, The Event Horizon is smooth through the finish. The balance is perfect.

THICK THICK THICK. Great mouthfeel.

Thanks to the smooth balance of this outstanding beer, the drinkability is very high.

Overall, this beer was amazing. Nuff said.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 00:02:45 | More by airohead2001
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HopHead84

California

4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3/12/2011

Bottle shared by Javier, thanks! Poured into a snifter. This beer is like three to four months old? It's very odd, the outside of the cap shows a significant amount of rust and deterioration beneath the wax.

A: Glugs out thick and viscous, a formidable pitch black. The frothy head is a very dark shade of brown. Nice looking beer.

S: Big and rich, with strong dark chocolate and cocoa nib aromas. Honey accompanies brown sugar, oak, and a prominent yet graceful oxidation note. Bourbon profile is excellent.

T: Rich dark chocolate and cocoa accompany oak, brown sugar, honey, and well integrated bourbon. Lightly oxidized. Incredibly rich. Booze is well hidden. Slightly dry cocoa bourbon oak finish.

M: Full body with upper low carbonation. Mouthfeel is thick, chewy, and viscous.

Overall: Excellent stuff. The bottle says it can age, but this is more than ready to drink now.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 17:10:46 | More by HopHead84
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titosupertramp

Tennessee

4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to 67couple for the opportunity to try this one.

A: Maybe the darkest beer that I've seen. No brown showing when tilted and raised to light. Big, two finger head that's chocolate in color. Slowly fades and leaves large bubbles around the outside edges. Some lacing, not much.

S: Whoa. Big time aromas coming from this(wife could smell it across the room). Sweet is balanced well with roasted/smokey notes. Chocolate, dark fruit, roasted barley, vanilla, honey..maybe a little bit of coconut. Very inviting smell...lovely.

T: Again, sweet and roasted flavors are balanced. Dark chocolate, raisins, plums, vanilla, coffee, toffee, honey just a little bit of citrus hops and of course bourbon towards the end..there's almost a cinamon

M: Velvety, smooth..a real mouthful. Coats the mouth with a nice, bitter sweet taste.

D: Tasty, no signs of alcohol in the taste or smell which is rare of a barrel aged stout. For being a big beer, it doesn't sit all that heavy on the stomach either.

Is The Even Horizon deserving of all the hype? Maybe not, but what beer is after it's been built up like so many are on this and other sites. Regardless, this is a terrific beer that I'm very happy that I had the opportunity to try. Thanks again Jon. Go Munster!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 00:27:37 | More by titosupertramp
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gford217

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Trevor.

Pour is sexy as hell. Pitch black pour with a big thick mocha head that shows great retention. Not much lacing but that's nitpicking.

Aroma is huge and sweet with chocolate malts, molasses and honey. A bit of bitter bakers chocolate and roasted coffee along with some faint oak barrel and smoke character.

The taste is big sweet and roasty if that makes sense. Thick molasses and chocolate backbone with heavily roasted malts and tobacco. The finish is bitter but with a slight bourbon burn.

The mouthfeel is ridiculous for such a low ABV beer. Crazy smooth, thick and full bodied.

This is an excellent imp stout and really complex and flavorful given the relative low ABV. The honey really adds to the complexity and feel. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 03:28:06 | More by gford217
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billshmeinke

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Inky black color with a sort of rust brown head.

Smells of bakers chocolate, molasses, oak, taninins, a touch of chalk, dark chocolate, charred malt and some tar.

The taste is a little heavy on the honey, lots of tannins and oak, a good bit of char in the finish, but not much bourbon character. The honey/molasses is overpowering at the front with too much char on th end.

Mothfeel is heavy, but slick and not too syrupy. Carbonation is great. It could be more viscous though.

Not my favorite bourbon imperial stout to say the least. I felt like it went from somewhat cloying sweetness straight to tar like tannic flavors. Alcohol is fairly well hidden though.

REVISED:

Sampled at oakquinox. It's awesome. Clearly some bottle variation on this one.

Look is the same. Smell is chocolate, fudge, brownie, tobacco, WTF this is not the same beer. Taste follows smell plus some toffee and coffee.

Dear Olde Hickory, you guys blow at bottling. Waaay too much variation. This is a fantastic beer, but y'all North Carolina homies need to figure your shit out. Kthanxbye!

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 05:30:40 | More by billshmeinke
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Verecund

Texas

4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to beerness for generously grabbing this for me. Batch 1 (2010), opened on February 17, 2011.

Pours black with a thin mocha-colored cap.

Rich, milk chocolate with sweet bourbon running through it. A small amount of charred oakiness, but the toasted coconut is the scent that really rounds this out. My nose tickles with a hint of wild cherry on the finish. Superb.

Sweet bourbon and some of the richest fudge presence I've had in a stout. Some toffee sweetness, vanilla, and earthy oak. The bourbon is nicely integrated and isn't overpowering. It works harmoniously with the honey, berry, and chocolate sweetness, but is surprisingly not cloying.

Sticky, almost syrupy, with carbonation on the lower end of the spectrum. Really silky. It drinks right around or under its ABV - it's certainly less boozy than most imperial stouts.

This has been the talk of the town around here recently, as it was an unexpectedly great offering from Olde Hickory. I can't say I'm disappointed, and I prefer this to any other North Carolina barrel-aged stouts, with the exception of one or two vintages of ORF. I love the dark cherry and toasted coconut notes, the bourbon is well-integrated, the fudge is luscious, and the body is mind-blowing. I wish I had more than this one bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 01:56:15 | More by Verecund
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ssuggs01

North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours pitch black and comletely opaque with a two finger dark mocha head. Good retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring that provides a minimal amount of lacing.

Complex aroma with a good balance of hops, bourbon barrel ans honey. Hints of pine up front along with a prominent bourbon character. Hints of sweet spirit and oak as well as a healthy dose of vanilla in the nose. Viscous, chewy medium body that's on the full end with lots chocolate malt, a very prominent hop forward bitterness, oak, vanilla, honey and almost the perfect amount of bourbon. Mid-palate sweet chocolate malt, honey and licorice. I was expecting much more of a bourbon bomb but this beer is incredibly well balanced, complex and delicious. This is the best NC beer I have had to date.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2011 19:39:30 | More by ssuggs01
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BearsOnAcid

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pitch black with a small mocha head

Rich dark chocolate aroma and toasted coconut. Bright dark cherries and charred oak.

An amazingly bold flavors for a lower abv barrel aged imp. stout. Milk chocolate and rich malt coats your tongue. Finishes with high quality bitter dark chocolate and medium toasted oak. Bourbon doesn't push through very well but is rather soft and intertwined within the milk chocolate. I wouldn't mind it being more pronounced. This beer is so rich and silky and you could easily put back a few glasses. Hype warranted.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2011 16:57:11 | More by BearsOnAcid
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comfortablynumb1

California

4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Commis for the hookup on this one...

Poured from a flip top into a Cigar City pint glass...

A - Poures pitch black with a one finger brown head on a fairly agresive pour. Decent amount of head retention, and while the lacing is not the best; there is still some to be had here...

S - Chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, and the aromatic smell of Bourbon...

T - Chocolate, dark roasted malts, vanilla, and plums. Ends on smooth Bourbon note that is not over the top, but is enough to make an appereance and let you know that it is present. The flavors in this one are really balanced, and the abv is well hidden. Delicious...

M - A chewy viscous brew, that is at the time smooth and easy to drink, with a moderate amount of carbonation. Amazing...

D - This one is amazing, Had a hard time reviewing it before finishing the pint. Definitely looking to score more of these. Olde Hickory brewed a top notch beer here...

Cheers...

Serving type: growler

02-05-2011 02:42:15 | More by comfortablynumb1
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ROBORB

North Carolina

4.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: On draft and from 22 oz bomber this beer pours solid black with a brown 2 inch head that fades quickly.
S: The beers smells like a bourbon stout should with dark roasted malts, chocolate, smooth bourbon and some residual molasses.
T: The taste is what does it for me with this beer. You are assaulted with the aforementioned malts and chocolate initially. The taste develops into a nice vanilla/coconut bourbon that is still holding onto the chocolate. And finally it finishes sweet with the honey and chocolate following through. These guys did a great job of making something just complex enough and not over the top that it is actually very drinkable!
M: The mouthfeel is on par with some of the best bourbon stouts that I have had. The carbonation level seems to be just right but I would still like it to be a little more viscous.
D: At 8.5 ABV and the taste not fatiguing your palate this beer is very drinkable.

Kudos to Olde Hickory for a great job on this beer, highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2011 15:52:09 | More by ROBORB
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle split post Sexual Chocolate by Lunch, thanks Paul.

Beer is dark with almost no head, haloed, clinging to the sides of the glass I was drinking out of, carbonation low and some lacing but not much. Looks like a lot of barrel aged stouts.

Beer has a nice aroma, sweet, bourbon, mild oakiness, that late sweetness that almost is dry in the nose, smells very nice.

Beer is medium bodied, creamy on the mouth. Fills out nicely in the back half of the beer. The lead off here is the malt syrupy sweetness, not too sweet or cloying, just enough, the bourbon lets loose next giving some mild heat, not off putting but it is definitely aggressive, the back end is bitter with the roast with a nice finish, the swallow allows the flavor to rediffuse through the palate leaving you wanting another drink. It's a good beer, not the best barrel aged stout I've had but it's up there. Thanks.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 18:59:18 | More by drabmuh
The Event Horizon from Olde Hickory Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 1,006 ratings.