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RATINGS: 245   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!


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rxeight (1310) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
On tap at GABF 2013, nice bourbon/chocolat aroma, taste is a bit similar with some nice noticeable sweet honey, medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (5047) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Pours black small beige to brown head. Aroma of big bourbon, vanilla, rich chocolate, roast, coffee, soy and licorice. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2652) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Draft at GABF. Pour is dark black in appearance with a frothy brown head and great lacing. Coffee, raisins, dark fruits, huge bourbon, vanilla, figs, caramel, and toffee aroma. Taste is again big raisins, figs, plums, molasses, some roasty and earthiness with some black licorice and anise - somewhat tangy on the back-end. Thick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Very tasty, but not very cohesive.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8539) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Bomber from Common Market South, Charlotte. 2012 vintage, 8.5% ABV. Pours an inky black color with a large dark brown head. Fair head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, wood, whiskey, coconut, vanilla. The taste is vanilla, oak, whisky, chocolate, roasted malts, earth, herbal hops, a bit of char. Medium-full bodied, lingering bitterness, slight booze.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours black, tan head. Smell oaky char and tobacco, roast. Taste bourbon vanilla, oak, strong red fruit. Heavy body and filling. Good beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steasy66 (882) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Black with tiny tan head. Bourbon and chocolate nose, really nice. Ridiculously smooth mouthfeel, silky smooth delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO’s Great and Powerful Pre-GBBF Tasting - Are You Scottish Edition (London, 2013). Big thanks to Bruce for bringing the Quality. Pours deep, oily black with a thick brown foam head. Aroma holds heavy chocolate cake, some earth and torched wood. Big sweet flavor but not cloying, with notes of lightly bitter chocolate cake, some molasses, dark fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation and a creamy texture. Moderately warming on the finish with further rich chocolate cake, toasty bread and dried dark fruits. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Zwanze Day 2013. Pours black. Light grey lacing. Aroma is huge bourbon awesome chocolate malt roast. Taste is a little thin, expected at 8%. Huge chocolate light bourbon. Mouthfeel is heavy.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (844) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle at the 2nd tuesday tasting. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of bourbon, tar, licorice, some chocolate, alcohol and a little bit of roast. Taste has chocolate, bourbon, licorice, bit of roast and alcohol. Medium body. The bourbon is quite well balanced, nice stuff.


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