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RATINGS: 243   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!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3664) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle, this tastes just like a cigar city beer HOLE LEE SHEET. Good barrel notes and flavors

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1836) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2014
February 21, 2014 - bottle via trade. Black pour with nice tan head that faded quickly, but nice lacing that stained the glass. Hoppy, malty and some bourbon in the aroma. Taste was malty, sticky sweet, bourbon and a mildly bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dmac (3992) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle shared in jt’s room during RBWG 1st night. Poured a pitch black oily body with a foamy dark beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, burnt toast, dark chocolate, molasses. Medium to light carbonation and a stronger body with a lingering aftertaste. Flavor of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate cake batter, burnt toast, coffee. This is a really good beer but probably would be better when chilled, my serving wasn’t even cellar temp but room temp.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hockeybeerguy (1873) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Rcvd in trade. Pours like motor oil and it looks like pouring motor oil (wow, nice). There is a nice pure jet black colored body. The head is thin as there is less than a half a finger’s worth. The smell has some dark chocolate up front with a super large amount of honey and then the bourbon comes into play. I do get some light vanilla and dark fruits. The taste has all of the previously mentioned flavors come to combine and give off a slight oaky quality that ends up giving off a super sweet sticky oaky bourbon vanilla aftertaste. The finish is quick with a sort of vanilla chocolate alcohol coming into play slightly dry. The palate is about a medium to heavy in body and not really sessionable - she’s a sipper. Carbonation comes across fairly smooth but with the element of Bourbon in there. I will have to admit the alcohol is slightly felt but honestly in a good way. Overall, holy moley, did I have this at the right time or what? Because honestly, for a Double/Imperial Stout at 8.5% bottled in December 2013 this is some stellar stuff that I would seek out again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mverity (265) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Pours a deep inky black with a medium chocolaty head that faded within 45 seconds into a medium collar and wisps at the surface. Aroma is dark chocolate, deeply roasted malt, some charred earth, some wine-like must. Taste is earthy and roasty at the front, some dark chocolate in the middle, and some wine must at the end. The honey really plays well in the aftertaste. Thick rich body and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6600) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle thanks at RBWG 2014, thanks! Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of hot bourbon with a bit of chocolate, dark grains and light roast. Flavor has lots of dark chocolate with bitter dark grains and a bit of hot bourbon.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rando7 (733) - Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle pours black with foamy cocoa head. Aroma chocolate and bourbon. Taste dark chocolate, malts, roast, vanilla. Thick rich creamy palate. Finish cocoa, oak, slight hops. I was surprised it’s only 8.5%, tastes boozier. Really good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcnielsen (2044) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2014
On tap at Olde Hickory. Pours a black color with brown head. Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate aromas. Bourbon, chocolatey, vanilla, roasty flavors. Really nice barrel aged beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1040) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle pour opaque black. Nose bourbon, honey, toffee and sweet. Taste sweet up front, some roast, toast, and sweet malt with hint of honey. Mild roast finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3817) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle - Bourbon, dark rich malts, molasses and a great rich sweetness. Jet black with a rich brown head. A little soy and dark chocolate followed bit a bit of coffee and a bit of sourness. Lots of flavor, but well balanced and very drinkable.


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