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

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RATINGS: 1009   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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."


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rammer (295) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 28, 2015
Tasty, sweet coffee. But not an imperial stout, the density is not enough. But pleasant. Belgian-style stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Icedwarf (499) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
Zwart bier met schuim. Smaak is bitter en rokerig met een spoor van zuur fruit. Best wel goed maar er mist iets in de smaak om dit echt een goed bier te maken.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4614) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted coffee, chocolate, taste is similar, a little fizzy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trystan148 (44) - FRANCE - JAN 13, 2015
Goût caféiné prononcé qui reste en bouche. L'ensemble reste dans les "classiques" des stouts

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Franckg (200) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Arômes de malts grillés et une touche de chocolat noir. En bouche, il y a un goût sure désagréable et c’est suivi par des saveurs de bois cendré. Buvable mais sans plus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1327) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
part of my 2013 backlog, and tried at the Strait and Narrow Lincoln. Colour very dark brown almost black, with a tan head. aroma has caramel, with toasted malts. Flavour has coffee, dark chocolate, and coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dona055 (8) - Borgo San Lorenzo, ITALY - DEC 30, 2014 does not count
equilibrata, non troppo amara, forte sentore di liquirizia. una buona birra per chi ama le stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jspronck (120) - BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2014
Dark brown color with nice tan head, aroma of chocolate, oily texture, mouthfeel of chocolate and slight smoke, slightly sweet, sour and bitter. dry finish. good balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lobs_ols (231) - LATVIA - DEC 2, 2014
Black, strong white (!) head. The aroma... that really could be spruce, and some smokiness. Very interesting, the flavour is also some sort of conifer or pine, with some smokiness and roastiness. Bittersweet, well balanced. Like a burning Christmas tree, perhaps. Finishes bitter and lasting. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (284) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2014
33 cl bottle @ Cevoise Mons. Difficult to see the colour with their glass. Strong aroma of roasted malt and fruits. Taste of liquorice, yeast, chocolate. Slightly bitter. Nice one


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