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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stangger (593) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2012
22oz bottle from Triangle wine in Southern Pines, NC, at the low-low price of $17. Jet-black pour with a ruby ring, minimal carbonation. The oak and bourbon is overpowering in the aroma, leaving little for anything else. A hint of chocolate, tons of alcohol, bourbon infused with an oaky aftertaste. Some dryness in the finish. Itís quite good as long as youíre in a seriously high gravity mood. One of the strongest beers Iíve ever had. I think the 10% is more of an approximation, +/- another 10%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HourGlass13 (183) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (1164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
7.11.2014. Sweet oaky aroma, vanilla. Great aroma. Oily texture. Roasts, sweet vanilla. Quite sweet. Still tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4974) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (9436) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2749) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cards04 (2064) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (7381) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (338) - 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 Iíve encountered. Itís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4383) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Location: 22 oz bottle from Brusin Ales, 1/28/15

Aroma: The aroma is heavy bourbon, some wood, vanilla, chocolate, and a bit of coffee
Appearance: It pours a thick, dark brown-black color without much head, and with light, streaky lace
Flavor: The flavor of this one is bourbon barrel first and foremost, with the malty flavors (chocolate, coffee, etc.) coming through more subtly and later on, thereís a light bitterness on the close
Palate: This one has a thick, creamy mouthfeel, it is fairly heavy, had an average carbonation, and it has a boozyiness to it that makes it feel well over 8.5%, and a somewhat dry finish
Overall Impression: This one is pretty good, I mean bourbon impy stouts are always good, but it just feels like an average example of a beer everyone makes. I donít mean that in a bad way, but it has to be better than this to really stand out in this style in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrew_drinks (223) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 28, 2015
22oz bottle from trade - cheers Blazay. Bottled 17th Dec 2014. Dark chocolate, vanilla and bourbon aroma. Light to medium carbonation. Thick and oily palate, very viscose. Burnt sugar and coffee cream initially, roasted hazelnuts, sweet service-station coffee, dark chocolate. Finishes sweet and sugary, with lots of cocoa. Very rich and a bit too sweet but still enjoyable.

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