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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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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."


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tsekouratos (481) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAR 11, 2015
Dark brown t black color, light beige head. Feint aromas of roasted. Taste is roasted and some grains. Sadly the typical stout notes, like chocolate or coffee, were absent Medium body with medium carbonation. Not good!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (1018) - LATVIA - MAR 7, 2015
Almost balck with rich beige creamy head. Acidic aroma. Roasted malt bit sour bitterness with touch of sweet, cofee anc chockolate notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
didierlewallon (229) - ponferrada, SPAIN - MAR 5, 2015
Cerveza de color marrón oscuro con una densa capa de espuma de tono marrón chocolate. Aroma potente y dulce, con notas de malta tostada, chocolate, levadura y regaliz. El sabor es de malta tostada con chocolate dulce en la lengua, junto con unas notas de regaliz, el final da paso a una sensación seca y amarga. Cerveza compleja e interesante. Excelente cerveza, me gusto.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachneger (392) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2015
Donker zwart kleurig bier met een koffie crème kleurige schuimkraag. Smaak zacht zoet met laurierdrop en koffie tonen. Geur komt niet echt sterk naar voren.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (375) - MOns, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2015
Robe brune presque noire, peu de mousse. Nez puissant sur le pain d’épices, le chocolat noir, la levure, le pain au levain, une touche fumée. Bouche à l’attaque fumée et épicée, une matière imposante, un beau milieu de bouche et une longue finale alliant notes fumées et amertume.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lbianchi66 (111) - FRANCE - FEB 13, 2015
Belle robe brune. Fruits noirs, réglisse et fumé. Longue en bouche. Une très bonne stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (1589) - Haderslev, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2015
Slightly hazy, dark red brown. Fluffy, light beige head. Roastef aroma, hints of licorice. Similar flavour, late chocolate and alcohol notes. Mouthfeel is creamy but rather light for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oliodnb (533) - ITALY - FEB 7, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours dark cola brown with a lot of particles suspended and a thick fluffy light beige head. Aroma is light with roasted malts, some smoked and acidic notes. Taste is roasted malts, some coffee, light vegetal note, quite strong acidity, some yeast. Watery texture, medium body, medium carbonation. Bitter dry finish with some coffee note again. Unusual stout.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ulysse (300) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2015
Weak aroma. Hint of hazelnut. Rather light for a stout. I’d compare this brew to a fellow porter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
florent.janssens (210) - - FEB 3, 2015
Petit stout sans prétention. Le palais est très moyen pour un stout, à la limite du porter. Mais rien à voir avec une bière brune comme le pense l’ivrogne qui lui as décerné le prix de meilleure bière brune de Wallonie. Se laisse boire


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