Incubus | Heretic Brewing Company

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4.14/5
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35 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company
California, United States
hereticbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jaydoc on 02-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,701
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
35
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by elNopalero:
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4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had a taste of this at the brewery. Strong, rich, chocolaty, roasty. Wish it had a little more body to even things out.

I guess I don’t have much more to add to this review right now.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of HopsForBrains
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dertyd
3.14/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BShort41570
4.96/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The best Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout that I've ever had..!!

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Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Geoffq
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Strong robust powerful imperial stout kick ass awesome :-)

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Edit on 11/5/15 .... New review from draft tonight at the COOP... All my previous review stands, but I think I was too hard on it before... This is a top-tier RIS.. The barrel was really well rounded with waves of chocolate... This should DEFINITELY see the inside of bottles (or cans :-)

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Big Teku fill at BitterCreek... Pours pretty standard black with a dark tan head with good lacing.. Nose shows light barrel presence with a great RIS.. Dark malt with char and dark toast combines with light vanilla and a well rounded oaky profile... Flavor has all the above and is amplified by a dark chocolate component.. Rich, yet still a bit flimsy ... Heretic kills it normally, this is no exception.. Good and verging on great.

4/4/4/3.75/4

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Photo of Immortale25
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a teku pint. Bottleneck says Bottled 08-12-16.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Rich bourbon-y aroma with some alcohol heat and a bit of vanilla sweetness. Notes of milk chocolate, molasses and dark fruit.

T- Lovely flavors of bourbon, vanilla, oak and dark roasted malt. Definitely plenty of sweetness but it's all backed by a great barrel complexity. The booze is definitely there but it doesn't detract from the overall flavor profile.

M- Somewhat creamy but with a sharpness from the alcohol. Medium carbonation and a full body.

O- Much better than what I was expecting. It definitely has that sugary sweetness that masks the booze but I'd rather have that than it be a dry, overly oaky hot mess. Would gladly revisit this one.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of random846
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of sjrider
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeyStats707
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of drewone
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.85/5  rDev -7%

Photo of notchucknorris
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Had at Toronado SD. A slightly thin BA stout that shows a lot of barrel without much base. I got a lot of good elements from the barrel element of this beer, but I just never found the base beer itself to be that interesting. A solid BA stout, but probably not one is go back to.

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Photo of LumpkinBrews
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chako
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of chrisjws
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lupercmda
3.28/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Incubus from Heretic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 35 ratings