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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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2289) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff! Black, black body with just about no head on top, only a small, silky, light-tan ring that outlines the very edge. Aroma has notes of smooth bourbon, crazy amounts of vanillin & wood, sweet milk chocolates, roast, & a touch of maple syrup. I wasn’t getting much honey at first, but with some warmth (& perhaps the helpful power of suggestion), I can pull some lightly sweet honey notes from the back-end. Taste is complete with lots of dark, bittersweet chocolate, light & smooth bourbon soaked oak, vanilla, toasty brown sugar, a touch of licorice, aggressively roasted malt, burnt toffee, molasses, & a honeycomb-like, semi-sweet mouth coating in the aftertaste. A very, very tasty imperial stout... Feels more "robust" than 8.5% ABV, but never gets too bourbon forward or hot at any time. Pleasure to drink this one.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (1128) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle (2012), thanks to drfabulous. Sampled next to OH Imperial Stout. From notes: Pours thick and viscous, like motor oil. Aroma is full on fudge brownie; roast dialed down from imp stout. Honey present in the taste as well; slick, viscous, velvety ... really nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rosenbergh (7353) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Bomber. Vintage 2013. From a trade with jcnielsen. Thanks a lot Justin! Enjoyed at the ISKTR 2014. Black colour with a small brown head. Whiskey sweetness, vanilla, roasted malt, hops and bitterness in the aroma. The flavour is roasted malt, vanilla, whiskey, a lot of sweetness and mild bitterness. Rich and smooth but still rather easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jultsu (211) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Kaatuu pikimustana, kultakatriinan värisellä vaahdolla, ihan ok viipyvyys. Ylimakea raikkaahko tuoksu, ehkä käynyttä luumua?. Suutuntuma leipäinen, kuohuva, alkoholinpoltteinen, raikas, hapokas.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6494) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
65 cl bottle @ ISKTR 2014. 2013 vintage.
Pours pitch black color with a nice small beige head, oily pour. Very nice bourbon burst on the nose, roasted malts, some espresso notes, vanilla and cocoa. Bitter malty palate, roast notes, bourbon, some vanilla and molasses. Very rich and complex, surprisingly easy to drink and velvety palate. Heavy and excellent brew.
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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (4009) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
650ml bottle @ ISKTR 2014, Thanks rosenbergh!

2013 vintage - Pours pitch black with a beautiful brown head. Aroma of bourbony butter sweetness, roasty malts, hints of coffee, hops, honey and dark chocolate. Taste is sweetish, roasty and quite smooth with loads of bourbony notes, vanilla, toffee, wood, oak and honey. Finish is sweetish, woody and roasty with notes of oak, vanilla, toffee and honey. Quite slick but complex and balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2014
sample at Crabapples bottle share. black pour, fuller bodied, roast, chocolate, oak, vanilla, bourbon. strong & agressive beer. good flavor, nice

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1618) - - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Jet black with thick khaki head. Aroma and taste are licorice, chocolate, marshmallow, fudge and burnt caramel. Medium sticky mouthfeel. Awesome.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3486) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours inky black, small dark brown head, dissipates fairly quickly leaving some lacing. Aroma is cocoa, anise, molasses, bourbon, vanilla, tobacco. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, rich and decadent. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (534) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle to glass. Thanks Taylor for sharing! Pours a deep brown to black with a thin rim of creamy brown head. Slight roasted malts, bourbon, oak, oats, vanilla, chocolate, sweet honey. Flavor is molasses, vanilla, chocolate malts with a solid roasted malt background. Surprisingly thin body, creamy, lingering bourbon and vanilla. Delicious beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3778) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Some roasted, marshmallow, caramel aromas. Flavors are chocolate, marshmallow, caramel and other sweet tones.


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