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RATINGS: 331   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!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2015
Tan head medium carbonation dark pour aromas rich coffee and dark chocolate so good fruits rich liquorice dates raisins smooth bourbon notes vanilla honey the flavours liquorice dark chocolate vanilla honey rich bourbon lovely stuff sticky goodness coffee a medium bitter dates raisins smooth bliss on the palate some prune involved coffee so nice the finish best tastes the barrelling is superb honey influence rich fruits dark malts lasting bitter sweetness a wonderful Imperial stout

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from Joe. Thanks brah. Pitch black pour, small fizzy dark brown head. Huge anise aroma with some coconut, lots of bourbon and woody oak, roast, sweet chocolate, caramel, yum. Flavor follows with lots of bourbon and anise and settles into vanilla and caramel. Roast and chocolate are there, and there’s an extra sweet tang that I assume is from the honey. Surprised how well this stands up to the barrels at only 8.5%. Rich body, medium low carbonation. Even better than expected.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HourGlass13 (596) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pours a very dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aroma is dark fruit, brown sugar, caramel, dark chocolate, roast and light bourbon. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, light roast with a smooth lingering thick brown sugar finish. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (2844) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
7.11.2014. Sweet oaky aroma, vanilla. Great aroma. Oily texture. Roasts, sweet vanilla. Quite sweet. Still tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (6081) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2015
Bomber: Vintage 2011: Shared with Benzai: Served in a Chouffe glass: Pitch black with a small brown head. Looks good. So is the aroma: roast, bourbon, dark chocolate, honey, sweet tar, mocha, light vanilla, light coffee... Flavours of roast, mocha, honey, cookies, dark chocolate, ginger bread, bourbon, hop roast and sweet tar, sweet soy, malt roast, marshmellow, light vinous. Great mix! Freaking delicious! Aftertaste is dark bitter, light bourbon, wood tones, roast, light honey, delicious! Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, full bodied. Amazing beer, rich an complex and that for 8.5%ABV, chapeau!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (13678) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle @ home shared by Countbeer. Opaque pitch black color, small dark brown head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, honey, slightly roast. Taste malts, roasted malts lightly, bourbon, vanilla, bitter and slightly chocolate. Medium body, medium carbonation. Full flavoured, slightly alcohol, but very well done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3341) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle generously shared by Tony. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Chocolate and caramel aromas. Taste follow suit with dark roasted malt and oak highlights. Good body and mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cards04 (2630) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Simply a sensational barrel aged beer. Pours a beautiful ink black with thick chocolate head. Aromas are big sweet bourbon, molasses, honey, and vanilla. Beautifully sweet and balanced. Sweet bourbon, oak, honey, vanilla, and mild heat from the alcohol. Awesome stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (9500) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle, from b3shine from a couple of trades ago (18 months maybe?), and saved for a special occasion: opened on my 44th birthday, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Viscous near black with an unhurried brown head of fine bubbles. Rich fudgey chocolate and sweet bourbon aroma, undertones of fresh ground coffee. Richly and intensely flavoured, fudge brownies, sweet bourbon, oaky vanilla, sponge toffee, soy. Full bodied but very drinkable, with no sign of the 8.5% ABV. Just fantastic! Thanks Beau!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2015
BOD 12/18/14. Pours almost pitch black. Normal head volume and retention for barrel aged, excellent lacing. Nice rich nose of bourbon and heavy notes of oak and bitter dark chocolate over a light caramel coupled with plum. Rich full body with a creamy texture that has an oily component as well. Light carbonation with just a hint of effervescence in the finish. The flavor profile is borderline World Class. It is intense, extremely complex and one of the most balanced BA imperial stouts I’ve encountered. It’s only shortcoming, which is slight, is the lack of total alcohol coverage. It begins with a bourbon slap that quickly yields to a rich semi-sweet rush of chocolate. The middle is a light bitterness over a fading chocolate that allows the astringent alcohol flavor to manifest itself over a coffee note. As this fades into the finish, light plum notes appear over a sweet vanilla and bourbon background. The finish is slightly astringent and has a moderate alcohol heat.


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