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:
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Added by Habmike on 12-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,770
Reviews:
307
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
8.72%
 
 
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844
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Photo of MANix73
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

The only beer I've had that's better is Bourbon County Stout. If you enjoy BBA beers & Imperial Stout, this is a must have!

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Photo of JohnG190
4.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks Jeffrey2310. 2013 bottle. Pours pitch black with no discernable head. Lots of chocolate on the nose with hints of bourbon. Probably the best representation of chocolate in a stout that I have come across. Chocolate dominates the palate with hints of vanilla, bourbon, and dark fruit. Full bodied mouthfeel that is bolstered by the utter lack of carbonation. Finishes slightly bitter, with a final flourish of chocolate. Overall, an extremely complex and layered stout that definately benefited from a year in the cellar.

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Photo of Bilco
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of jshusc
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Velunas
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of kingjohnh
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of freshcarl
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pauldave1976
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of SAEmick
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Nefarious
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of lupercmda
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black and thick and oily. It has a nice bourbon nose with hints of vanilla. Mouthfeel is very thick with minimal carbonation. Nice sweet up front taste with vanilla and oaky roasted taste with a great bourbon finish.

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Photo of PassMeAZima
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of mctizzz
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of hops202
4.86/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Dalvelo
1.04/5  rDev -76.1%

Photo of Jlabs
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of gpblackgt
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of MPorts25
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

enough of the barrel aged stouts out there. this is a sort of shut up and sit down to the millions of wannabes out there. i absolutely love this one. its rich and frothy in looks, dense and dark, and with a nose that is just insane. toasted coconut, cocoa, vanilla, dry chalky grain, and a whiskey smoothness thats incredible. love that its under ten percent abv too, which is great, allows me to drink a bunch of this. a real cool nuttiness too, almond and hazelnut, lasting, and going brilliantly with the whiskey complexion. rich lathery feel, lasting forever in the finish, but not ever really getting all that heavy. this is my first and only beer ive ever had from these guys, and the hype is real, i mean, this thing is just insane. as layered as anything, its as close to as intensely flavored as the bruery big ones like black tuesday and its relatives. half the abv or less, but such a dynamic beer. chocolate in the finish, oaky, memorable. i want a mainline of this one. one of the few beers where its as good or better as the masses say. a must

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Photo of jaquirk
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of owend
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of mccorvey
3.75/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Matagal
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of mertzhb15
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Robert17529
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Very smooth

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The Event Horizon from Olde Hickory Brewery
4.36 out of 5 based on 1,770 ratings.
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