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


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RATINGS: 1100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WaddlingPlatypus (128) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
330ml bottle at the Head of Steam, Durham. Dark brown pour with a mocha head. Immediate chocolate and coffee aroma, with a touch of woodsmoke. Salty on the tongue at first, with flavours developing into woodsmoke, orange, a touch of cream, and a little liquor burn. Bitter dark chocolate lingers throughout, with a touch of aspirin on the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weark (645) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JUL 14, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2016 Bouteille achetée Au Grain D?Orge - De couleur noir avec une mousse beige moyenne qui dure - Au nez des arômes de cuir, de café, de malt torréfié, de fruits rouge, chocolat, légčrement terreuse - En bouche réglisse, café, chocolat, douce, légčrement épicée, quelques traces de cuir et de fruits rouges - Corp moyen, amertume légčre, carbonation pétillante, douce et sucrée, final chocolat sucré - Trčs équilibrée, on ne sent pas l?alcool, les levures belges font leurs effet vraiment sympa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (4210) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2016
Style et résumé: Imperial stout belge.
Comment: Bouteille de 33cl.
Portrait: Une bičre brune foncée avec une mousse beige qui colle aux parois. Un nez fruité et chocolaté. Une bouche sous le męme thčme, soit du chocolat et des fruits. Une finale sčche, comme sait le faire les levures belges et agréable. Aucun alccol n’est perceptible. J’aime bien.
Note: 7/10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fules (797) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 4, 2016
Iszonyú óriásinagy tömör kávészínű habja van, és persze eltart egy jó darabig, míg összeesik. Fekete, mint az éjszaka. Pörkölt, feketekávés illat, a komló fűszerességével keverve. Ez fincsi! Fűszeres, leheletnyit édeskés, pörkölt jegyekkel. Intenzív, mégsincs túlzásba víve. Utóízében a komló, és a pörkölés érződik, mégpedig jó sokáig. Hmm.. szerintem egy kicsit ez is sós.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
LRonCupboard (38) - ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle at the Dove, Broadway Market. Pours dark brown with a small off white head. Yeasty aroma with some malt and chocolate. Slightly sour on the palate, medium body and some serious soda stream style carbonation. Yeasty finish and some lasting bitterness. Not going to be revisiting this one anytime soon, basically a bit rubbish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rami_pl (1939) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 3, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Hercule Stout by Brasserie Ellezelloise (Brasserie des Légendes) at Powiśle Delikatny, widnisty, nieco alkoholowy, przyprawowy, mierny Belgian Holiday (Level 46) Earned the Belgian Holiday (Level 46) badge!

jak sie nieco otworzyl, stal sie bardziej owocowy... ale caloksztaltu to nie zmienia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThomasEK (24) - - APR 26, 2016
Dunkel og kraftig, men bliver ikke for tung. Ikke just en flyttebajer, men overraskende let og man kan godt tage to, hvis det regner. Taber hurtigt skum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjakk (717) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 22, 2016
Black, yellowish foam. Molassis, burned sugar in the aroma. Sweet, burned sugar, with sweet fruity aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Helallison (16) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2016
One of my favourite beers. Purchased direct from brewery tavern and commonly from Deconinck Bierhalle. Brilliant stout taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lillmuffin (120) - Haugesund, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2016
33cl Bottle bought @Vinmonopolet Haugesund. Pops like a champagne when i opened it. Color of dark cola with a few sparkling bubbles. Aroma of Caramel and liccorice. Oily palate Light bitter and sweet.

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