The Event Horizon: Spectrum 3 (2018)
Olde Hickory Brewery

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 2.44%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
10
From:
Olde Hickory Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  2
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Notes: Imperial stout brewed with honey and aged in bourbon barrels with cherries and vanilla
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Reviews by brentk56:
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives dark as the event horizon, with a one inch head of beige foam; good retention and a few shards of lace

Smell: Chocolate and vanilla, with cherry and Bourbon tones

Taste: The chocolate and cherry flavors launch with the Bourbon tones developing in the middle; after the swallow, the vanilla comes on strong

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: While I liked the cherry and choclate combination quite a bit, the vanilla tones are a bit strong here

Mar 11, 2018
More User Reviews:
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So right off the bat I will say it is sweet, definitely a dessert beer, but it never cloys. If anything the body is slightly chalky amongst the smooth malts, and bourbon warmth, kind of like a cocoa drink. The taste is cherry and milk chocolate up front, then warm bourbon joins in, then a bright and sweet rush of the vanilla and honey brings it all to a crescendo, with some smoke and molasses hiding beneath the sweet surface. Smell is cherry, honey, vanilla and bourbon to the face, smell is way more boozy than taste. Drinks really smooth, matches the appearance in that way. Excited to try the other spectrum variants

Apr 06, 2019
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jak from North Carolina

4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dec 29, 2018
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BirdsandHops from Oregon

4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apr 10, 2018
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AngusOg from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 16, 2018
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Mantooth from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 08, 2018
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22Blue from Kansas

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 17, 2018
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sep 12, 2020
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Arjen from Netherlands

3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle @ Brouwerij de Molen (volunteers gathering), thanks for sharing John & Petra! Pours a black colour and a brown head with short retention. Aroma's: sweet, honey-ish, bourbon, oak, vanilla. Retronasal it's sweet with vanilla and light red fruit, not particularly recognizable as cherries to me. Flavour is rather sweet with some fruitiness. Medium bodied.

Jun 16, 2019
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krl2112 from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sep 22, 2019
The Event Horizon: Spectrum 3 (2018) from Olde Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 10 ratings