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RATINGS: 328   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!


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (3125) - 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
DocLock (9675) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Shared at Craft Ale. Poured hazy black with tan head. Nose was oaky bourbon, dark malt, cacao, anise, molasses. Tasted rich, with big malt, heavy oak, vanilla, bourbon, black licorice, and late honey. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2016
65 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 12.12.2015
Bottle from a trade – thanks Jason! Aroma has alcohol, licorice, sweet cocoa tones and hints of tobacco. Flavour has rubbery notes, cocoa, ash, slightly salty licorice and alcohol. Also bourbon tones with vanilla and wood. Reminds me of Goose Island BCS.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (873) - Lodz, POLAND - JUN 26, 2016
Aromat kakaowy, mleczny, kawowy. Smak słodki, lekko gorzki. Kakao i kawa, trochę paloności. Świetne złożone piwo z fajną gładką fakturą.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (4153) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2016
Style et résumé: Imperial stout miel et bois.
Comment: Dégustation Manseau 2016. Bottling date 12/18/14
Portrait: Une robe brune avec une rond de mousse qui colle aux parois. Un nez d’alcool, de mélasse verte avec beaucoup de mélasse et une touche de miel. Une bouche piquante, forte avec de la mélasse. Une finale longue qui pique la langue.
Note: 7+/10

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Savage_Night (413) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Pours black with a small bubblie brown head that fades at a modest speed and leaves behind a medium ring and thin oily cap. AROMA: rich malt, sweet, lightly roasted coffee, vanilla, woody, toffee, light spices, rich mellow bourbon notes, phenols, caramel, milk chocolate, light cinnamon, rubber, faint dry tobacco, very faint red berries, char, smoky, slight hers, lightly hopped, dark dried stone fruit, molasses, earthy, maple syrup and roasty. TASTE: rich malt, sweet, lightly roasted coffee, vanilla, woody, toffee, light spices, rich mellow bourbon notes, phenolic, caramel, milk chocolate, light cinnamon, rubber, herbs, mead, very faint red berries, char, smoky, slight hers, lightly hopped, dark dried stone fruit, molasses, earthy, maple syrup and mellow bitterness. AFTER TASTE: dark rich malt, vanilla, mead, blond coffee, lightly bitter hops, mellow bourbon notes and smoky with a medium thick sweet roasty lightly spiced finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5502) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2016
Black pour from 22oz bottle at home. Spicy and cocoa coffee flavor. Sweet and syrupy. Pretty good. A one glasser

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2694) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2016
Aroma of tequila which is a turn off. Maybe some oaky smells. Flavor is strong whiskey with a chocolatey finish. Hard to finish this glass

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (4112) - South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2016
December 2014 bottle. Nicely sweet with excellent, moderate BB aging affects. Great balance. Moderate complexity. Exceptionally smooth. Well hidden alcohol. Overall: excellent

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PotjeBier (2622) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle (date Dec. 2014) from de Bierkoning @ Beer Temple, shared with Abijn & MarcodL. Black color. Brown head. Aroma’s: sweet, bourbon, vanilla, light honey. Retronasal it’s moderate sweet, wood, vanilla, alcohol, bourbon. Flavor is moderate sweet with a light fruity sourness. Alcohol definitely feels stronger than 8.5%. Medium bodied. Long finish, but no new flavors.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (4984) - Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Pours coffee brown with a thin but serviceable dark tan head. Aroma features dizzying roast malt, chocolate, coffee, molasses and caramel notes. Flavor drags you in with molasses, licorice, roast malt, coffee, woody and semi-sweet chocolate tones. Whoa, no surprise this is high gravity - ha ha ha! You’ll think you’re on the USS Cygnus! (Esoteric movie reference.) Thick, viscous mouthfeel has some good fizz. Go beyond the event horizon!


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