The Event Horizon | Olde Hickory Brewery

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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

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Added by Habmike on 12-08-2010

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Ranking:
#355
Reviews:
310
Ratings:
1,799
pDev:
8.49%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Photo of Tony210
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a fizzy mocha head, big and foamy, unusually large bubbles in the head. Nose is big but not exciting. Lots of chocolate and alcohol, some barrel, touch of coffee. Flavor is big roasty chocolate, more fudge, sweet vanilla, dark roast coffee, lots of bourbon barrel. Pretty full bodied, thick and chewy, a touch too much carbonation for the style. Overall an outstanding beer.

5/16/18
Bomber dated 11/22/17
4.5 rating

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Photo of CharlesK
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Franziskaner
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black in color with no light penetration. There's a fingernail of brown around half of the rim. The nose is packed with sweet bourbon and honey. I'm tasting lots of sweet bourbon, honey, and a plethora of dark roasted barley appears at the back of the palate. The mouth is thick, sticky, and chewy.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AuntBea
3.98/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of n2185
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of gia7272
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lebriarjr
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.86/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cd34
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.89/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stark black with a slanted mocha head settling to a bubbly collar and thin film.

Smell is dark chocolate and maple from the bourbon's oak, with a raisiny fudge brownie.

Delivered via a medium-thin body that thickens up as it warms with a light bubbly carbonation, there's a lot of chocolate covered raisin that's a little smoky. Some oaky bourbon and chocolate wafer hang in the background, with a nutty swallow, which is very, very dry, giving me cottonmouth.

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4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TBonez477
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ale_addin
4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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The Event Horizon from Olde Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 1,799 ratings