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Brewed by Ellezelloise (Brasserie des Légendes)
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellezelles, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1042   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Unfiltered.
The only self-proclaimed ‘Belgian stout’ – 9% by volume – named after famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirrot and considered a World Classic.
Made in small batches, then lagered for ten days in German oak casks.
"The Hercule is considered by many to be a classic – very malty, but dry, with a hint of sweetness in the finish, and perfectly hopped. It has a very distinctive and intoxicating spicy aroma of fresh spruce that suddenly, irresistibly, fills the room when the swing-top is released. This unique house character probably derives from the strains of yeast used by the brewery – and possibly from the fermentation in oak – because the beers are made entirely of malt and hops, without any spices or sugar."


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamaty (1241) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2015
Negra opaca, ligeramente rojiza a la luz. Espectacular espuma, cremosisima y de varios dedos. Y perdura y perdura.. Aroma amargo/agrio característico de las stouts. Ahí se acaba lo parecido. Fantástico cuerpo y sabor excelente mezclando frutas del bosque, té negro, humo. Esconde de forma increíble los 9 gradados. Deja un gustazo...memorable, durante minutos. Excelente.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3986) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2015
330ml flip-top bottle, opens with a loud pop. Lovely. Very dark brown color. Huge size, thick tan head, stays. Grainy, dusty roast, coffee, very faint dark chocolate in aroma. Nice deep roasted malts, faint hazelnuts, slightly sour, fine hops in taste. Roasted bitterness. Roasted malts, almost ashy, in aftertaste. Alcohol is very well hidden. Nice one.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
angelkostvo (897) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 9, 2015
Very dark ruby colour, big beige head. Aroma of bread, charcoal, tobacco, brown sugar and yeast. Taste is light sour, light sweet; Light body, thin texture, fizzy carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (766) - Skui, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2015 Svart med lavt espressofarget skum. Aroma av malt og noe kaffe. Noe røykpreg. Smaken er som aromaen. Medium/tykk konsistens.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (618) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 5, 2015
Draught at Belgian Beer Weekend in Osaka. Pitch black with an off-white head. Smokey with a hint of spice. Very well-balanced with just enough hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1075) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2015
DWF; Bottle, flip top, 33 cl. Pours large, black with a moderate lasting, lacing, tan head. Nose is heavy roasted malt, belgian yeast, coffee, dark fruit and licorice. Taste is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft. Belgian stout indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (783) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Aroma: roasted dark malts, some farmhouse notes. Appearance: dark color, nice beige head. Taste: low bitterness, fruity, peach, chocolate, dried red fruits, roasted notes. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Really good beer, nice complex fruity taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1714) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle (330 ml) @ Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels 150514. Roasted malty and fruity with coffee, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter and roasted with coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (1018) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2015
Rouge très foncer, presque noir, avec une moyenne robe marron. L’arôme du malt torréfié, un peu du café, et du levure belge un peu (presque) fruité. En bouche il y a les mêmes caractéristiques.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rolfarild (146) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
Black,brown shortlivin head. Aroma of coffe, oak and chocolate. Taste milkchocolate and sour. Aftertaste of vegetables. Seems very sweet.


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