Olde Hickory Photon Sphere

Olde Hickory Photon Sphere

Rated 3.325 by BeerPals

Brewed by Olde Hickory Taproom & Restaurant

Hickory, NC, United States

Style:  Imperial Stout

11.9% Alcohol by Volume

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Photon Sphere is a pitch black beer on the edge of The Event Horizon. The gravity here is so strong flavors of cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa and habanero orbit each other around the edge of a chocolate bourbon abyss, shimmering with a twinkle of honey. Prepare to have your tongue spaghettified.

ID: 83987 Last updated 1 week ago Added to database 2 weeks ago

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Overall Rank8107
Overall Percentile82.2
Style Rank912 of 1604
Style Percentile43.1
Lowest Score4.3
Highest Score4.3
Average Score4.300
Weighted Score3.325
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • FLASHPRO 1127 reviews
    rated 4.3 2 weeks ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    This is a super dark beer. What little foam it has is very dark brown. Alcohol is apparent, but the spiciness is incredible. Honey and vanilla hit me first. Then cocoa and cinnamon. Drinking the beer is where it really kicks butt. The complexities of the bourbon, spices, and honey are still there, but the heat from the habanero steals the show half way through each sip. Not enough to burn the tongue to my discomfort, but just right to take control and own your senses. Probably the first pepper beer I really enjoyed, and even without, I think it would make a fine brew. From an in-state brewery I've never tried before, I can I'll be coming back for more!

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