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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pailhead (6529) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of milk chocolate, maple syrup, coffee, faint molasses, and a touch of bourbon. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small tan head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a very fine ring. The flavor starts with milk chocolate, molasses, and a touch of dark fruits. The finish has moderate maple syrup, light coffee, and vanilla/coconut. Its medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel. Overall, I love barrel aged Imperial Stouts that have make syrup flavors so this is right up my alley.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2014
2013 vintage. Thanks Chris! 22 oz. bomber into a tulip. Pours a thick black with three fingers of dark mocha foam. Loads of lacing. Nose is huge sweetness. Chocolate fudge, cocoa powder, honey, vanilla, and light roast. Taste is the same. Incredibly sweet chocolate fudge with honey and vanilla/oak in the background. So well integrated and balanced. On the sweeter end of stouts but the bourbon influence really keeps it in check. Smooth and thick mouth feel with a perfect abv. This is a phenomenal stout. Very sweet and sticky but the low abv makes it super easy going. Fantastic!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2014 65cl, Vintage 2013, new exclusive American brew, with honey, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex Stout, roasted/woody and slightly alcoholic/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew, yet very expensive!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Blackest of black pour with a dark tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, chocolate, subtle coffee and lots of roasted malts. I could just sit here and smell this beer for an hour thats how good it smells, wow! Taste doesnt disappoint either. Plenty of bourbon barrel and cocoa with a wonderful roasty character. Absolutely delicious. Long smooth finish. Bottle from Ghetto1971 thanks a million man!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crompt (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Probably the best bourbon stout brewed near where I live and I anticipate the release every year. Dark, luciuous, thick and heavy on the bourbon.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cobaink2 (531) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Holy bourbon batman! This is one fine example of a bourbon aged imp stout. Tastes of figs, cinnamon a bit of brown sugar. Large bourbon notes on the nose. Very well rounded beer. Would love to have another. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5715) - Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle, this tastes just like a cigar city beer HOLE LEE SHEET. Good barrel notes and flavors

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2456) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2015 February 21, 2014 - bottle via trade. Black pour with nice tan head that faded quickly, but nice lacing that stained the glass. Hoppy, malty and some bourbon in the aroma. Taste was malty, sticky sweet, bourbon and a mildly bitter finish. October 23, 2015 - taster glass sample at Darkness Eve. Had this again and bumped up to 4.0 from a 3.8.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dmac (5837) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle shared in jts room during RBWG 1st night. Poured a pitch black oily body with a foamy dark beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, burnt toast, dark chocolate, molasses. Medium to light carbonation and a stronger body with a lingering aftertaste. Flavor of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate cake batter, burnt toast, coffee. This is a really good beer but probably would be better when chilled, my serving wasnt even cellar temp but room temp.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (4224) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Rcvd in trade. Pours like motor oil and it looks like pouring motor oil (wow, nice). There is a nice pure jet black colored body. The head is thin as there is less than a half a fingers worth. The smell has some dark chocolate up front with a super large amount of honey and then the bourbon comes into play. I do get some light vanilla and dark fruits. The taste has all of the previously mentioned flavors come to combine and give off a slight oaky quality that ends up giving off a super sweet sticky oaky bourbon vanilla aftertaste. The finish is quick with a sort of vanilla chocolate alcohol coming into play slightly dry. The palate is about a medium to heavy in body and not really sessionable - shes a sipper. Carbonation comes across fairly smooth but with the element of Bourbon in there. I will have to admit the alcohol is slightly felt but honestly in a good way. Overall, holy moley, did I have this at the right time or what? Because honestly, for a Double/Imperial Stout at 8.5% bottled in December 2013 this is some stellar stuff that I would seek out again.


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