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:
1,767
Reviews:
305
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
8.72%
 
 
Wants:
846
Gots:
539
For Trade:
86
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Ratings: 1,767 |  Reviews: 305
Photo of Apellonious
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

'16 version from 9/26/16 poured into a tulip glass. A dark black, solid, with brown highlights and a thin rim of tan lace. The smell is decadent. Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, roasted grains, brown sugar. The taste is primarily bourbon, chocolate, anise, roasted grains and hints of almonds. Carbonation is medium low with a touch of sharpness on the finish. The feel is medium heavy and get a little sticky. Overall, a tasty stout , been impressed with OH's stouts so far.

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Photo of Boats_n_Beer
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep and robust but surpringly light bodied (thin) on the tongue. Sweet finish with fruit notes and light coffee. Lots of bourbon flavor with a dry stout finish.

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Photo of ghostwalker
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep black hole body with low carbonation. Thin dark tan head.

S: Rich vanilla nose, deep velvety malt.

T: Vanilla, dark fruits, hint of bourbon on the very smooth finish.

M: Oilyness is very noticeable on the palate. Smooth, slick, very coating. Outstanding!

O: Very reminiscent of Kate the Great. Vanilla, rich boozy finish. I love this beer!

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

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

Photo of larryi86
4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thank you goingbrokeonbeer for this
22 oz bottle, dated 11/18/15, poured into a teku

A- Black with a two finger mocha head.

S- Roasted malts, coffee, honey, dark fruits, bourbon, some coffee.

T- Roasted coffee, dark fruits, dark chocolate, some honey, molasses, bourbon. Up front and the middle lean towards the sweet side, finish has a nice bitterness that really balances the beer.

M- Smooth, medium to full body.

O- I have been wanting to try this for for years and it lives up to the hype. Worth seeking out, huge flavors for be under 9% ABV.

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Photo of Sam_The_Elder
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of hman43
4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: It pours black with a small brown head.

Smell: It has a rich, sweet coffee and bourbon aromas with a bit of chocolate, cocoa, and nuts.

Taste: It has flavors of coffee, bourbon flavors, and oak. There are also chocolate notes, cocoa, and hint of honey.

Feel: It has a full body with a smooth feel to it. It has a bitter finish on the palate that highlights the oak and bourbon.

Overall: This is a quite delicious stout with complex combinations flavors. It will well done the way the bourbon, oak, chocolate, and coffee flavors blend with the other elements in the background.

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Photo of kraticus41
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mtomlins
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank fresh (~6 months old). Rich dark chocolate, roasted grain, soy sauce, boozy bourbon all entice the nose and flatter the taste buds. An incredible nose with a really nice palate, smooth, round and complex. Delicious.

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

Photo of BeantownBrews
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2015 vintage poured into a snifter
Pours pitch black with a thin, dark tan head that slowly dissipates leaving minimal lacing
Big barrel on the nose, hint of booziness, faint sweetness
Taste is coffee forward with waves of chocolate and walnuts that fade into bourbon without any bite but a bit of the honey is present at the end
Feel is a little thin for the style

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

Photo of Jason_cs
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of KT123
4.02/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: pours black with only a film of head
S: big bourbon, some sweetness. More of dark fruit and molasses than the chocolate notes I look for.
T: very good. The bourbon is smooth, the dark fruit brings a sweetness, there are some chocolate notes.
F: super easy drinking, very smooth, medium thickness. Nice

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Photo of HOMEPL8
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of oldsailor
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LanePerson
4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RNbeerfan
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of masterofsparks
3.92/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The Event Horizon from Olde Hickory Brewery
4.36 out of 5 based on 1,767 ratings.
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