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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1074   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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DerGantzel (215) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2015
A bit rosty, coffee and star anis in the aroma, but not overwhelming. Apperarance typical for the style with fine and not to much foam. The taste is good but not intense and doesn’t last that long. Not to sweet. Lacks volume and creamy palate, but fine carbonation. Conclusively a good beer, but not the best Imperial stout I have tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smmaaren (431) - NORWAY - AUG 7, 2015
33 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours dark brown almost black. Big beige head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffe and chocolate. Medium carbonation. Bitter and dry finish. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (2415) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2015
Mørk brun med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter salmiakk, kaffe, mørke frukter og svisker. Middels + i fylde. Ganske bitter til å være stout. Kaffe, alkohol og noe fruktig sødme.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mithe (1279) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 26, 2015
(bottle 0,33l)
Aroma: Chocolate, dark malts, light sourish.
Appearance: Dark brown color. Long lasting, creamy, beige head.
Taste: Medium sweet, chocolate, light sour.
Palate: Medium body. Dry, light warm finish.
Overall: Sourish. Quite dull for imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (1408) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
Lovely nougat colored foam. Estimates deep aroma of chocolate malt. This stoutehas a creamy texture and taste has clearly influenced by dark chocolate, a little fig and prune and a hoppy bitterness that brings together its nuances with long aftertaste. It is a beautiful and tasty stout, which finally may not be enjoyed cold. My expectations were probably not entirely met, but I buy it certainly like again because it has great enjoyment value and potientale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (471) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 11, 2015
F: nice huge pale brown, lasting. C: dark non-transparent to black. A: very nice “spruce/dark fruity” aroma, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. T: great complex taste, roasted malty, coffee, chocolate, spruce raisin, hint of smoke, wood, dusty, a hint of sour, ash, full body, lower carbonation, surprisingly good Belgian stout for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (1191) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle @ Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels 14/5-15. Roasted malty with coffee and some licorice(?). Body is medium, the finish is dry and roasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (905) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 8, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Pours black red with an off white head. Aroma of malt, Belgian yeast, hops, hay and chocolate. Sweet oily finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (440) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown nearly black body. Medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and dried fruits. Flavour is simpler, sweet and roasted malt. Chocolate and coffee notes. The bitterness is felth early and stays for the fairly long finish full of roasted malt. A good stout well balanced event if I would have like to taste more complex as the nose. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (1136) - CROATIA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle; pours dark brown with a tan head; aroma is coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt with hints of dark fruits and licorice; taste is mostly sweet with chocolate, dark fruits, and roasted malt; finish is dry and bitter some roasted coffee notes; very nice beer

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