Abijen (2571) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2016 Zwart bier met een mooie bruine kraag. Ruikt vanille, bourbon, overrijp fruit. Smaakt vanille, bourbon, rood fruit, klein beetje alcohol. charule (2268) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle thanks to OldStyleCubsFan. Poured thick black with tan head. Aroma sweet nice vanilla roast bourbon. Light car thick bod. Taste light bitter toast coffee and malt, sweet barrel notes Angelmonster (199) - Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2016
This review is of 2013 vintage
Pours opaque black body, head is cappuccino colored and 1/5 of an inch. Head retention was average for barrel aged stout and lacing was above average.
Smell is big on oak, whisky, fudge, caramel, and slight soy sauce. Charred malt balances out intense sweetness. Hops arent there but alcohol is definitely present.
Taste is robust, extremely flavorful, with lots of alcohol but not harsh. This beer drinks more like 11 or 12% rather than 8.5. I would totally believe brewers if they said there was a heathy dose of chocolate in this beer, also getting coffee, but alas neither are used to produce The event horizon. Theres a slight bitterness as beer warms; vanilla, honey, oak, and bourbon reveal themselves as temperature rises.
Mouthfeel is huge with this stout. Viscous, well carbonated, on the brink of chewy. Beer leaves a slightly oily coating on the tongue. If only the head retention was there, this would have been a perfect 5.
Overall this beer is as great as it was when I first had it at Gabf in 2011. Intense malt, alcohol, char, and everything else you’d want in an imperial stout. The event horizon always has an open invitation in my fridge.
keepersj12 (3117) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Rich full bodied with a chocolate coffee aroma with roast malt and vanilla. The flavor is similar with whiskey, vanilla and wood. Really long lasting finish. mathieuc (3990) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2016
Pours a good black with a beige rim that leaves spotty lacing. Nose is of chocolate, booze and bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet and bitter, flavors mostly of chocolate. Full body, medium carbonation. Light hot alcohol but it is never disturbing. A nice dessert again!
Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2016
Pours black with low beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Taste is of caramel, roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, some bitterness, sugar, bourbon. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Nice stuff. Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2016
one of the newer label bombers shared at a tasting. pours a deep brown black with a slight brown head. aromas of fudge and sweet vanilla. taste is sweet but not overly so. very well balanced. booze does not overpower this one. everything is well incorporated. tom10101 (6084) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle (22 oz) at tasting. Thanks to Matthew for this bottle! Black with a small brown head leaving little lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts, toffee, honeyed sweetness and fruity raisins-like notes. Taste is sweet but not overly so with roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, oak, honeyed sweetness and mild fruitiness. Full body. Medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Honeyed finish with a light alcohol warmth. Very good Imperial Stout. Feels heavier - not in a bad way - than the abv suggest. Tasty stuff. Whatup14 (2004) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Bouteille 650ml, bottle share. Couleur noire opaque, absence de mousse. Arôme de Bourbon, malt torréfié, miel. Goût de Bourbon, chocolat noir, malt torréfié, épicé, un peu sucré. Carbonatation faible, corps dense, huileuse. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
Le nez me fait penser à un hydromel noir. Pas vilain mais différent et singulier. Au goût, les tentacules du bourbon se lovent autour d’une mélasse riche. En bouche, le corps est huileux et collant. En finale, c’est doux et sans réelle amertume, pleine de bourbon caramélisé avec un souffle fin de malts rôtis. Très bon.