From Heretic Brewing Company, this is bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout called the Incubus that comes in at an ABV of 12%. At first we had assumed this to be the 2015 batch, but after speaking with the bartender, found out this is actually the 2014 batch that he had held in the cellar. For those who don’t know, an Incubus is a demon that appears in both mythology and in the bible.
This is a superb beer, and something that we truly and comfortably describe as ‘amazing’.
It’s a nice stout. There’s a hint of espresso. This is the Bill Clinton of Russian Imperial Stouts: it’s ridiculously smooth, it’s consistent, it’s strong. But I don’t mind it being strong.
It’s very nice. It’s ridiculously smooth for 12% … Like that is amazing. I really like that. It doesn’t blow your head off.
Given that it’s this smooth now, [when aged] it would be like silk. You can taste that it’s a 12% beer, but it doesn’t punch you in the face, it’s just a really good beer.
Incubus by Heretic Brewing Company was featured in Season Two, Episode Two.