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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   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!


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2007) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to my winter secret santa jckp64. Pours black with a creamy dark brown head that fades to a nice ring. Great aroma of bourbon, licorice, sweet chocolate fudge, honey and dark fruit. Taste has lots of chocolate cake, licorice and bourbon. Starts a little sweet but ends very dry and a little bitter. Somewhat boozy but still pretty smooth and creamy. Medium to thick body. The mouthfeel is incredibly dry and a little chalky. Great aroma and really nice taste but not a fan of the very dry finish and the mouthfeel. Still pretty great overall.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1434) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Pour is jet black motor oil with a small amount of dark mahogany head. Nose is quite nice, lots of rich malt and a lot of wood and bourbon notes. Strong fudge and caramel. Taste is a bit more woody up front, slightly chalky malt mid palate, rich fudge quality is a touch muted, some dark berries in back and bourbon through the finish. Full bodied, dry finish, soft feel, a touch slick in back, nicely carbonated.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1047) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2014
Shared bottle. Pitch black with a thicker brown head. Awesome deep nose with lots of cool stuff going on, chocolate, roasted malt, toast, good stuff from the bourbon barrel. Quite sweet but some bitterness to balance. Oily, thick, chewy, with a long finish. Really nice treat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2193) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2014
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1752) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2014
Pour at tasting. Pours very dark with slight beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts and bourbon. Taste is more of the same, bourbon is really smooth, I liked this one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (681) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1585) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (6427) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bomber. Dark dense looking brown pour with a smaller tan head. Bourbon and wood. Pretty sweet. This is excellent!!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fluffy (1676) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2014
a little thinner on the palate that i was expecting, but otherwise this was a fine beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nikiel (878) - 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.


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