Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Olde Hickory Brewery The Event Horizon Imperial Stout - Ale Brewed With Honey & Aged In Bourbon Barrels
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Olde Hickory Brewery The Event Horizon Imperial Stout - Ale Brewed With Honey & Aged In Bourbon Barrels. I picked this bottle up at Stella Brew (here) in Winston-Salem, NC. They have an excellent selection and we’re very helpful helping me pick out some local “must have” beers to bring home. If you find yourself in the area stop in, buy some beverages and tell them that Mark from NorCal Beer Blog sent you!
From the Olde Hickory Brewery website: “The Event Horizon- an annual release. We barrel age an imperial stout in oak bourbon barrels, from several bourbon varieties, and blend the results. Dark and rich with bourbon flavors- once this beer grabs you you'll never escape. Winner of a World Beer Cup (R) 2012 bronze award in the Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout category! Released each year in the late fall-early winter.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours pitch black with a thin mocha colored head leaving nice lacing.
Aroma: Dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, toasted coconut, honey, toffee, molasses, caramel and roasted malts.
Taste: Dark chocolate, roasted malts, toasted coconut, molasses, bourbon, toasted oak, caramel, vanilla, honey and subtle bitter coffee.
Overall: Smooth and sweet, Olde Hickory Brewery The Event Horizon Imperial Stout - Ale Brewed With Honey & Aged In Bourbon Barrels is outstanding. This 8.5% ABV offering is highly drinkable and a very good barrel aged Stout. Highly recommended!
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