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RATINGS: 346   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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JulienHuxley (5806) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle shared. Black pour with tan-brown foam. Aroma is coffee, rich toffee, honey, caramel. Taste is coffee, roasty, chocolaty, very sweet bourbon. Palate is full bodied, slick. Good stuff.

4.2
czar (9059) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
pours unclear very dark brown with a small beige cap, dark crema, reviving, some lacing. sweetened hazelnuts, smoked chocolate maltiness, some sweetness - molasses and raisins; tasty brown and purple matter; dates and figs. moderate carbonation, medium to full body - oily; gently smoked, sweet, warming and woodsy-smoky finish. very solid lightly smoked bourbon stout.

4.1
radagast83 (8059) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a near pitch black color with a small tan head. Aroma was a bourbon blast. Very smooth. Roast. Chocolate. Lots of vanilla.

4.2
jnkor (364) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Aroma is dark and toasty with a small bit of booze and malt. Looks deep black in the glass with a caramel colored ring head. Taste is initially sweet, then the carbonation carries the sweetness fully and malty. Finish isn’t syrupy, but rather dry, leaving a nice feeling that the beer isn’t too thick.

4.1
Zakoon (488) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2016
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to Brian Parker! Pours black with a bubbly and creamy beige head. Aroma is bourbon and lots of it! Roasted malt, charcoal, vanilla, chocolate, wood, earthy and some raisins. Flavour is medium bitter and medum sweet. Full bodied, thick and chewy texture, soft carbonation. Finish is bourbon barrel and roasted.

3.5
weihenweizen (3824) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Refrigerated brown bomber, bottled on November 17, 2015, poured into a snifter. Black with small/medium light brown head. Aroma is bourbon, medium/thick body, some carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is bourbon, roasted malt, soy sauce, oak, some alcohol, some ash, and some herbal hops for balance.

4.2
jbruner (4734) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Unknowingly tried this the same day it was named the best beer in North Carolina on here. Pours a thick opaque black from the bomber with thin ring of bubbly tan brown head that leaves light lace and thick black slips down the glass. Aroma of big barrel notes, vanilla and chocolate sweetness, then a big roasted malt backbone. Taste follows, huge barrel notes, with molasses honey sweetness, dark chocolate, and a hint of dark fruits. Wow, really a great beer and worthy of the title.

4.4
David_Deas (15) - - JAN 30, 2016
The bourbon barrel is not a heavy influence on this beer as is with many other barrel aged imperial stouts. What I really liked about this one the most was they managed to pack the flavor in while still maintaining a lower abv, which increases drinkability for me. Although I love appropriately super high abv in many imperial stouts because of the added body and complexity, I do appreciate the fact that I don’t have to get hammered to drink this one.

4.8
jeffreylee (17) - HHI, South Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Did someone put beer in my bourbon. Seriously, the bourbon barrel aging is the story in the delicious Imperial Stout. It pours like maple syrup, very dark with minimal deep tan foam. The aroma is all oak barrel bourbon. The initial taste reminds me of single barrel bourbon mixed with a good old Guiness Stout. The effervescence just tickles the roof of the mouth. The full flavor of the roasted hops comes through, but can’t overcome the smoked barrel bourbon with a hint of vanilla. The bottle claims chocolate, but I tasted burnt toffee and roasted pecans. The after-taste is a lingering sense of the same with a bit more pronounced bourbon. Damn fine brew. Gonna go get a case and put in the cellar.

3.5
jrob21 (3684) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Cracking this one. Maybe 2013. Probably a way to tell from the bottle bit whatever. Big bourbon alcohol oak and vanilla flavors. Base beer is a little light and over powered by the barrel. Soy sauce as it warms. Molasses and a medium sweetness.


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