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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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The Event Horizon Imperial Stout is an incredibly rich and luxurious beer brewed with ten malts, local honey, and four American hop varietals before and extended aging in oak bourbon barrels. The result is a beer with many layers of complexity. As the name implies, with one sip you will be unable to turn back. This 2010 special release will age well for years to come, or enjoy now in good company. Cheers!


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Cask at busy bee. Wow. Amazing. Rich and creamy. Dark and amazing looking lacing. This is an amazingly rich beer. The bourbon is nice. I love it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Savage_Night (345) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Pours black with a small bubblie brown head that fades at a modest speed and leaves behind a medium ring and thin oily cap. AROMA: rich malt, sweet, lightly roasted coffee, vanilla, woody, toffee, light spices, rich mellow bourbon notes, phenols, caramel, milk chocolate, light cinnamon, rubber, faint dry tobacco, very faint red berries, char, smoky, slight hers, lightly hopped, dark dried stone fruit, molasses, earthy, maple syrup and roasty. TASTE: rich malt, sweet, lightly roasted coffee, vanilla, woody, toffee, light spices, rich mellow bourbon notes, phenolic, caramel, milk chocolate, light cinnamon, rubber, herbs, mead, very faint red berries, char, smoky, slight hers, lightly hopped, dark dried stone fruit, molasses, earthy, maple syrup and mellow bitterness. AFTER TASTE: dark rich malt, vanilla, mead, blond coffee, lightly bitter hops, mellow bourbon notes and smoky with a medium thick sweet roasty lightly spiced finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5119) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2016
Black pour from 22oz bottle at home. Spicy and cocoa coffee flavor. Sweet and syrupy. Pretty good. A one glasser

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2556) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2016
Aroma of tequila which is a turn off. Maybe some oaky smells. Flavor is strong whiskey with a chocolatey finish. Hard to finish this glass

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (3801) - South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2016
December 2014 bottle. Nicely sweet with excellent, moderate BB aging affects. Great balance. Moderate complexity. Exceptionally smooth. Well hidden alcohol. Overall: excellent

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PotjeBier (2423) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle (date Dec. 2014) from de Bierkoning @ Beer Temple, shared with Abijn & MarcodL. Black color. Brown head. Aroma’s: sweet, bourbon, vanilla, light honey. Retronasal it’s moderate sweet, wood, vanilla, alcohol, bourbon. Flavor is moderate sweet with a light fruity sourness. Alcohol definitely feels stronger than 8.5%. Medium bodied. Long finish, but no new flavors.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (4644) - Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Pours coffee brown with a thin but serviceable dark tan head. Aroma features dizzying roast malt, chocolate, coffee, molasses and caramel notes. Flavor drags you in with molasses, licorice, roast malt, coffee, woody and semi-sweet chocolate tones. Whoa, no surprise this is high gravity - ha ha ha! You’ll think you’re on the USS Cygnus! (Esoteric movie reference.) Thick, viscous mouthfeel has some good fizz. Go beyond the event horizon!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (3636) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle, courtesy of Potjebier, thanks! Black pour, almost no head. Delicious aroma of rich vanilla, mild honey, bourbon booze and creamy choco. Smooth flavor of vanilla, bourbon, subtle honey sweetness, cream, caramelised malt and a mildly stingy bourbon finish. This is the good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (2353) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2016 Zwart bier met een mooie bruine kraag. Ruikt vanille, bourbon, overrijp fruit. Smaakt vanille, bourbon, rood fruit, klein beetje alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (2057) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle thanks to OldStyleCubsFan. Poured thick black with tan head. Aroma sweet nice vanilla roast bourbon. Light car thick bod. Taste light bitter toast coffee and malt, sweet barrel notes

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Angelmonster (174) - Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2016
This review is of 2013 vintage Pours opaque black body, head is cappuccino colored and 1/5 of an inch. Head retention was average for barrel aged stout and lacing was above average. Smell is big on oak, whisky, fudge, caramel, and slight soy sauce. Charred malt balances out intense sweetness. Hops arent there but alcohol is definitely present. Taste is robust, extremely flavorful, with lots of alcohol but not harsh. This beer drinks more like 11 or 12% rather than 8.5. I would totally believe brewers if they said there was a heathy dose of chocolate in this beer, also getting coffee, but alas neither are used to produce The event horizon. Theres a slight bitterness as beer warms; vanilla, honey, oak, and bourbon reveal themselves as temperature rises. Mouthfeel is huge with this stout. Viscous, well carbonated, on the brink of chewy. Beer leaves a slightly oily coating on the tongue. If only the head retention was there, this would have been a perfect 5. Overall this beer is as great as it was when I first had it at Gabf in 2011. Intense malt, alcohol, char, and everything else you’d want in an imperial stout. The event horizon always has an open invitation in my fridge.


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