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


on tap

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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Markth (149) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Romige Belgische stout, niet wild, wel mooi in balans. Donker bier, wit schuim. Korte nasmaak, koffie gebrande mout. Weinig hopsmaken ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1424) - SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2016
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£5.20):
An excellent Belgian beer, plenty of flavour & a great balance too; it’s easy to drink for the strength. The beer was quite sweet with plenty dark fruits & some lighter acidity on the nose with the roasted flavours being more noticeable come the taste & the beer was quite creamy with a beautiful mouthfeel; another excellent imperial stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kokkenrolv (280) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is vinous, hints of coffee and chocolate. Black, small brown head. Medium sweetness, light bitterness, taste is prunes, raisins, nuts, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans. Medium + body, soft carbonation, long finish, nice mouthfeel. Nice one!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AaronTDubs (337) - - DEC 9, 2015
Brown/black color. Average carbonation. Surprisingly light aroma. Some coffee and yeast fruitiness in the nose. Quite sweet, but balanced by the roasted bitterness and slight hoppiness. Rasins, chocolate, some phenolic notes. The fruit flavors from the yeast gives it a bright flavor, not common for stouts. It does have a Belgian character. Nice creamy body, but drinks very light. Very good beer, though not something I’d drink often.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopverdju (671) - BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2015
Om te beginnen: waarom zou dit een imperial stout zijn? Dit is gewoon een stout met wat meer alcohol! Donker bruin tot zwarte kleur met rijkelijk wandklevend beige schuim. Gist en deeg geur, koffie en cacao. Een niet plakkerige stout met een zoetig – bittere smaak. Droge chocolade bitterige afdronk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1365) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 3, 2015
Black colored, medium frothy tan head, nice lacing and good lasting. Aroma is some chocolate, vinous, roast and coffee, some yeast. Taste is medium- sweet chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruits, roasted malt and coffee, some yeast, dry roasted to burnt finish and some roasty acidity. Medium+ bodied, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nordcore (1309) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Dark brown, hazy with a minimal lightbrown head. Roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate, coffee and nuts aroma. Light bitter, medium sweet with a soft alcohol, roasted and smoke end. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2015
Robuust en zacht. Romig, mokka en kruidige toets. Zeer donkere kleur. Met chocolademout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2635) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle tall boys beer market leeds. Black slight tan head. Aroma is roast malts some chocolate plums raisins taste same sone sweet lactose nice roasty smoke good bitter finish. Ok body. Decent expected more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (4067) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle thanks s_Hartshorne, cheers Shane. Black beer with small head that reduces to nothing. Aroma of roasted malts and some licorice. Taste is a little licorice, prunes and roasted malts. Good.

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