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

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ductape28
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdlb44
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

What a great beer! Perfectly balanced and very smooth. Ton of flavor and great booze taste. Everything melds together to creat a great sipping beer. Cheers!

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

Photo of Artmcd88
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.7/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of waddellc2
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Bradledj
4.66/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

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

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look - Pitch black and oily, no carbonation and no head at all.

Smell - What a smell! Has a nice roasty coffee smell that hits you immediately. Definitely on the sweeter side; molasses, brown sugar, malts, honey, vanilla, bourbon, and all come together to create an incredible smell. Surprisingly, very mild dark chocolate scent, Unlike most reviewers who seemed to sense this strongly.

Taste - Much roast-ier than the smell, sets a great base for a rich, sweet beer. Bitter chocolate, oak, bourbon and some vanilla and honey dominate this beer. Aftertaste of coffee, not the greatest to me, tastes like *old* coffee.

Feel - Least favorite part of this beer, it seems like a contradiction to me... It's almost as if it's a mixture of oil and some water, it hits you thick, but once you swallow, I realized it was much thinner than I originally expected.

Overall - Excellence upfront, results in average results on the back end... but you get a beer for what it gives you overall, and this beer's positives definitely outweigh the negatives.

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

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

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4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Reviewed from a 22 oz bottle.

L - Super dark brown with maybe some ruby red in the thin line along the glass that light penetrates. Initially a fine dark tan head that fades to almost nothing. A tiny whisp of lacing.

S - Incredibly complex nose has chocolate, espresso, bourbon whiskey, vanilla, plums.

T - Depth of flavor is unbelievable, especially in an imperial stout of relatively low ABV (for the style). Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak all swirl about and last forever in the finish.

F - Thick body and low but creamy carbonation seem appropriate to the experience. Moderate to high alcohol presence fits in well. Strong hops blends with the roasted coffee-like bitterness.

O - This is a great example of the style. Barrel aging mellows and adds complexity to a great imperial stout.

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

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.73/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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