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RATINGS: 254   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!


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mdntklrmth (34) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Got as a Christmas gift, 2013 edition. Wish I had another bottle to let age. Sweet. Very sweet. Heavy on the palate. I think it would be awesome with a little age

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
plinythederek (22) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2013
i ventured far into the deep space of Durham NC to find this 22oz bottle of madness. It pours out midnight black with a very little beige head. The aroma is a wonderful mixture of bourbon, oak, vanilla, and honey. Itís so good once it hits your lips. Nice woody bourbon taste mixed with sweet honey. And the aftertaste is killer awesome as well. Sweet vanilla woody bourbon just stays on your tongue. My good lord. In my opinion, if you find this beer get it!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4797) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle @ Chrisoís Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Cheers to Bruce for bringing this along! The pourís brown with a small head. Chocolate brownie nose. Some vanilla, rocky road fudge. Some dark fruits. The taste is hot and sweet. Cocoa, raisin. Vanilla. Spicy yule log. Full body, syrupy. Soft carbonation. Pleasantly fat, flavorful.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbtrailbuilder (13) - , North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Nice stout with a heavy raisin taste, but I think itís a bit overrated.This is a great stout, but I think itís overrated for the price you have to pay. Olde Hickory is doing a great job with this stout, but the price at the local bottle shop where a patron gave me a taste was just too much. Great stout in the $8-10 range for a 22oz, but not at the $15 price point.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Vintage 2012 Black with a quilt of mocha foam. Smell was evident as soon as I cracked the bottle. I donít know what barrels they used here, but I only have smelled this nose in PVW 20+ yr barrel aged beers. Minerals, nougat, vanilla, booze, cocoa, marzipan and honey in here. Really complex nose. Flavor is robust with sweet malts, some caramel, some fudge and some molasses. Again the honey is evident - which surprises me. Mineral character still there also. Full bodied with low carb and an off-dry finish. Nice beer, really the nose does it, the flavor doesnít do the olfactory justice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (431) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle from 2010. Pours slight reddish Black with a pretty Dark Brown head. Aroma has Got choco malts, gun powder, soy and stuff. Taste reveals some bourbon and sweetness. Vanilla and some saltyness. Really exclusive! Thanks to motherbrother! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (1805) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Sample at GABF - Pours thick black with nice brown head. Nice is big bold bourbon and roast. Flavor is equally as big, but quite smooth. Coffee, bourbon, just a hint of booze, oak, tar, dark fruit, vanilla. Very very nice.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Shared with rxeight. Pours jet black with tan head. Nose is of well blended bourbon and vanilla. Taste is similar and we both concurred that its comprable to black note but lacked the viscous body. Nice beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4100) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2013
Bomber shared with Lotta. Pours pitch black with a good a bit lacing brown head. Aroma is intensily rich vanilla bourbon soy coffee chocolate barrel sweet roasted. Flavor as fantastic as aroma perfectly acidy bitter sweet dark chocolate coffee slightly boozy a bit fruity and dark fruits. A real treat.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rxeight (1472) - Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle thanks to trev1179 (BA). Aroma is almost identical to blacknote. Lots of bourbon and chocolate. Touch of heat but not as much as most. Milk stout aftertaste. Palate is a little thin compared to most bba stouts. Lots of carbonation.


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