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RATINGS: 344   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cards04 (2764) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (10070) - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (713) - 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 Ive encountered. Its 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (6139) - 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, theres 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 dont mean that in a bad way, but it has to be better than this to really stand out in this style in my opinion.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrew_drinks (234) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
theMuscle76 (4) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
Poured inky black with a deep brown head. Aroma is of bourbon and slight chocolate. Taste is heavy malt, alcohol, chocolate, oak wood and honey finish. Carbonated enough to please the palate. Top 5 in my book for stouts and top 10 in overall beera.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3956) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 2 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of dark brown head, slight lacing; nose: woody, bourbon, roasted barley, coffee, alcohol, slight chocolate; mouth: woody, bourbon, roasted barley, coffee, alcohol, slight chocolate, hops, alcohol, finale in bourbon with presence of alcohol, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: fine FRANAIS chantillon, en ft, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoure le 2 octobre 2014; il : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun fonc, trs lgre dentelle; nez : bois, bourbon, orge torrfie, caf, alcool, trs lger chocolat; bouche : bois, bourbon, orge torrfie, caf, alcool, trs lger chocolat, houblon, alcool, finale en bourbon avec prsence dalcool, corse, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucre, texture lgrement alcoolique; en rsum : bien

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (5318) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Tap. Black with small head. Huge malt with lots of roast. Light bourbon sweetness with a bit of oak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (12113) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized off white head. Chocolate, oakiness, caramel, and a trace of bourbon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3126) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Via trade with BBQSlim. Thanks!! The aroma is sweet bourbon, honey, chocolate. The appearance is deep black, deep tan head. The flavor is light bourbon, honey, chocolate, licorice. The finish is light bourbon, booze burn, light roast, light pine. Medium/thick in body. Nice overall.


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