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


on tap

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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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (1994) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of coffee, spice, malt. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, coffee, dry, roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorm (1547) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
Mørk brun farve med kremet beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, bær, karamell og malt. Smak av røstet malt, rosin, frukt og sjokolade. Fruktig god ettersmak...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1883) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
Duft av kaffe, krydder, sjokolade og vanilje. Dyp sort farge. Tynt dekkende brunt skum, heng langs kant. Nydelig smak av kaffe, sjokolade og vanilje.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DomD (131) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Poured from bottle. Description says aroma of spruce, but seems more like coffee and chocolate to me. Pours black with tan head. Has a light bitter taste. Medium body, oily texture, with a dry finish. Very nice stout and pretty smooth for 9%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"chocolate, coffee, molasses, dark fruits...this one has each in just about equal measure. little hop presence. solid body...pretty smooth from start to finish. an impressive stout. this was at least a year old."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (1219) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 28, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with off-white head. Dark fruits, roasted aroma. Sweet, dark fruits, chocolate and roasted taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (506) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Nose is roast, slight vanilla, oak, spice, and as promised, spruce. Taste is roast, spice, nut, coco with an undercurrent of cherry and cola leading to a more traditional roasted malt stout finish with a spritz of sweetness. A good stout that has real depth of taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3849) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Pours dark brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and yeast. Taste is dark fruit, malt, yeast, some coffee, and a bit of chocolate. Well made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (772) - Orsenigo, ITALY - SEP 13, 2014
Clear dark brown with ruby highlights, brown head Roasted malts, winey, mature fruit, plums, light licorice Porto, burned wood, licorice, roasted malts

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trappist1 (615) - Diest, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
From tap@Delirium. Black color with a disappearing beige brownish head. Nose. Mocha, roasted black Malts, hop aroma, black fruit. Taste, roasted malts, chocolate, raisins, has a fruity touch. Finish is bitter and dry, but also a sweet touch is present. Coffee in the finish, very present in the end, without being too much. Not sticky at all, and good drinkable. Very enjoyable, great stout...

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