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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark black hue with tan head that dissipated. Aroma is huge malt bomb, stone fruit, chocolate, molasses, honey, careless. Mouthfeel is fantastic with full body and light carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a nice astringent following and an ethanol finish. Overall this is fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2811) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle shared at LeviLOL tasting. Really nice. Thick balck pour with just a little head. Sweet and malty nose. Taste is nice, chocolate and bourbon lots of malt. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (9514) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bomber. Dark dense looking brown pour with a smaller tan head. Bourbon and wood. Pretty sweet. This is excellent!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fluffy (2340) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2014
a little thinner on the palate that i was expecting, but otherwise this was a fine beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle from jay. Pours dark brown with milk chocolate foam. Smells hints of vanilla, coffee, oak and bourbon. Tastes sweet with a touch of honey, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and a touch of coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bought a bomber of this while down in Chapel Hill for work. Heard it was good and sort of sought after around here. Poured jet black with a 1.5 inch dark brown head. Lots of boozy smell. Very sweet smelling. Reminds me of the smell of melting chocolate. Some mild fruit aromas as well. Very tasty. Lots of boozy bourbon flavor. More than most barrel aged beers. Lots of roasty sweet chocolate flavors. Slightly raisin and floral tasts. Pretty good. Very heavy though. I’m sitting in my hotel room by myself. Wish I had someone to share this with. Might be hard to get through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (569) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Pours dark with a sticky mocha foam head. The aroma is of sweet bourbon booze, vanilla, oak, honey, chocolate, and had a rich malt presence. In the flavor I picked up on booze, sweet bourbon, vanilla, and a complex sugary sweet roasted malt taste. The finish had a weak lingering licorice, semi sweet, and lightly bitter quality. Overall this was a fine beverage and worth enjoying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 24, 2014
2013 bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a large, frothy and thick dark brown head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is vanilla, prunes, figs, bourbon, oak, light vinous notes, roast and chocolate malt, earthy hops, and honey. Flavor is sweet dark malt dominant, dark candied fruits, lightly tart, oak, vanilla, and bourbon, light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Full body, medium carbonation, light alcohol warmth and somewhat prickly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2284) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle shared at the January 2014 tasting in Santa Cruz. Black with a brown head. Whiskey aroma with accents of chocolate and caramel. Flavor is basically the same. Good but it doesn’t set itself apart.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff! Black, black body with just about no head on top, only a small, silky, light-tan ring that outlines the very edge. Aroma has notes of smooth bourbon, crazy amounts of vanillin & wood, sweet milk chocolates, roast, & a touch of maple syrup. I wasn’t getting much honey at first, but with some warmth (& perhaps the helpful power of suggestion), I can pull some lightly sweet honey notes from the back-end. Taste is complete with lots of dark, bittersweet chocolate, light & smooth bourbon soaked oak, vanilla, toasty brown sugar, a touch of licorice, aggressively roasted malt, burnt toffee, molasses, & a honeycomb-like, semi-sweet mouth coating in the aftertaste. A very, very tasty imperial stout... Feels more "robust" than 8.5% ABV, but never gets too bourbon forward or hot at any time. Pleasure to drink this one.

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