The Event Horizon | Olde Hickory Brewery

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The Event HorizonThe Event Horizon
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery
North Carolina, United States
oldehickorybrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Habmike on 12-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,766
Reviews:
305
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
8.72%
 
 
Wants:
846
Gots:
545
For Trade:
87
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Photo of Rizzy17
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pours like motor oil. Thick and dark. Dark brown head.
S: Figs, raisins, molasses on the nose. It smells fantastic.
T: Figs, molasses, and chocolate. Some sweetness towards the end, might be honey or vanilla, I can't tell. Gets boozier as it warms.
F: Smooth and thick.
O: Wow. Super complex. There's a lot going on here. Very good!

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Photo of neckbeardnation22
3.82/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whatup14
3.94/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of reebtaerG
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SteveD082791
3.9/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GOBLIN
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aromas for this beer are out of bounds ! Appearance isn't as pitch black as I would like to see but still pours a respectable dark with a thin khaki colored head. Flavors of chocolate, maple syrup and bourbon mingle with the roasted malts and create a slick and sticky barrel aged imperial stout. Overall, not as full bodied as I would have hoped . . . Actually I had a fresh bottle of this a year ago and thought it was much better. With a year on this one I don't think the aging has done this beer justice. However, it's still a very tasty and well made stout with enjoyable barrel character that you can still easily drink the whole bomber by yourself and not hate yourself tomorrow. On this cold and rainy winter evening . . . It's just right.

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Photo of BNarc
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of merock1402
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of brpendergast85
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamLand
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Robdiesel21
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of boogerisu
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CTFalcon
4.14/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfish2942
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Norvelljeff
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of IpeeA
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johunnic
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TimZebGir
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I feel like the taster I had on tap was fuller bodied and creamier which is why I bought this bottle. The bottle had me a little underwhelmed, but that's not saying much since I was blown away at the Hickory tasting room.

A (3/3) - Very dark, basically black with thick creamy head that resembles dark foamed milk
S (11/12) - Heavy dark chocolate notes with hints of bourbon, on subsequent sniffs the alcohol comes through a little stronger
T (16/20) - Chocolatey goodness with a sour bourbon finish
M (5/5) - Pretty creamy with a dry and bubbly finish
O (8/10) - Proof that a barrel-aged beer doesn't have to kick you in the face with bourbon, dark malt, and alcohol, this beer is subtle...and as I'm writing that I realize how ridiculous it is that this heavy-hitter counts as subtle in 2016.
(43/50)

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Photo of MachIPA
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kingston2
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The Event Horizon from Olde Hickory Brewery
4.36 out of 5 based on 1,766 ratings.
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