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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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stangger (619) - 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. Its quite good as long as youre in a seriously high gravity mood. One of the strongest beers Ive ever had. I think the 10% is more of an approximation, +/- another 10%.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (2061) - Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2017
appearance: thick near black, with a dense creamy tan head. aroma: assertive nose full of malts--dark chocolate, molasses, caramel; theres an umami note, along with coffee and some dark fruits. taste: dark chocolate and molasses right up front; soy sauce and coffee next; under that is some deep plummy notes, very subtle; finally a bit of caramel, vanilla, and just a hint of bourbon. finish: smooth, chewy palate; alcohol very well-hidden. notes: Big palate, big flavors, great aroma. Very solid. Bottle courtesy of Josh and Jean.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (5087) - BELGIUM - APR 16, 2017
Vintage bomber of about three years old at t Velootje in Ghent, thanks Lieven. Creamy, dense, pale brownish beige head, thin and dissolving in the middle but retaining around the edge; black robe with chestnut brown edges, only visible for about one millimeter off the edge. Lovely, rich bouquet of hot chocolate sauce, cappuccino, espresso beans, bourbon, vanilla, dry oak, blackberry jam, ruby port, mocha ice cream, hazelnuts, blood iron, soy sauce, beef stock cubes, madera. Clean, dark fruity onset, brambleberries, lots of candied date flavors enhanced by the added honey, soy sauce-like umami accent but subtle, soft carbo, thick oily mouthfeel. The mouth cavity is soon lined by lovely nutty and chocolatey black malt sweetness turning to toasted bitter and eventually roasted coffee, but in a soft and elegant way; long, beautifully bittersweet finish with vanilla-like oak tannins, a peppery hop bitter punch, some light retronasal maderisation and eventually a lot of heating, very explicitly bourbon-like, but not wry alcohol. Unexpectedly beautiful stout, graciously aged and in perfect balance, this is clearly a masterpiece of international allure.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (2370) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2017
Dark black. Super thick. Lots of malt. Kinda bitter like nibs. Bourbon but not boozy. Quite complex.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mbgrayson (756) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Pours ultra dark brown, with a nice tan head. Aroma of bourbon, malt and wood. Taste is rich, malty, and tastes of wood aged whiskey. A very nice complex BA imperial stout. Thumbs up!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Jabic (500) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 11, 2017
2013 Bottle. Ar: Deep burnt caramel and dark fruit, raisin and currant; dark fruit, some oxidized caramel malt; a bit of burnt caramel. Ap: Deep black, opaque; small mocha head with a very thin ring of foam. T: Lots of dark fruit, oxidized flavor; toffee and burnt caramel; cherry, currant, a bit of raisin. P: Medium-full body with medium carbonation; finish is medium. O: Nice level of sweetness and body, but the dark fruit flavors are very oxidized; heavy caramel flavor and lack of roast flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4952) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle: Poured black and thin tan head. Aroma is strong boozy and taste is similar. Very chocolate very sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (4236) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle black inky and viscous nice vanilla and cinnamon aromas and flavors A littlel coffee and a thick slick palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4956) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color, tan head. The smell is honey, malt, coffee, bourbon, alcohol, big and bold. The taste is malt, roasty, alcohol, wood, and good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4708) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2016
22 oz bottle. Black color with an average tan head. Aroma is of molasses, chocolate, fudge, triple chocolate cake. Taste is of roasted malt, dark chocolate, honey, molasses, oak, bourbon, booze.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1733) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2016
Un liquide 8,5% dalcool possdant une texture et une complexit comparable ca quun stout imprial 12% ait de meilleur offrir. Robe noire et visqueuse. La faible mousse de surface ne tarde pas sclipser. Une fois retire, plus rien si cest nest des armes de chocolat et de bourbon ainsi libres. Beaucoup de confiseries mlanges des malts chauffs, du caramel cuit et de lextrait de vanille. Saveurs qui vont dans le mme sens que les armes avec un prime, une texture moelleuse qui tapisse mon palais de cette chaleur barrique. Un produit trs tonnant!


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