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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1096   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopverdju (607) - 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 (1271) - 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 (1294) - 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 (2599) - 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 (3970) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (876) - - OCT 19, 2015
Pours black clear color, with foamy light brown, yellowish head. Visually low carbonation with small up rising bubbles. Aroma: prevails roasted malt character with notes of dark chocolate, tobacco and with slightly burnt undertones, and some fruity esters of dark fruits. Flavor is similary the same: with moderate roasted barley, which takes on dark chocolate, cocoa, with intense fruity esters, which takes on dark fruits, like reisines, prunes and plumes. Finish is slightly burnt, bitter sweet. Body is full, smooth silky. Alcohol warmth is very gentle. Carbonation is moderate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
studious (20) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 10, 2015
Dark yellow fluffy head, taste of raisins, prunes, dark chocolate. Pretty heavy to drink. Pretty bitter first taste but sweetness comes after. Overall quality stout but there are better ones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1836) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle from belgiuminabox. Black colour with off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, prunes, roasted malt and chocolate. Mid sweet, dark fruit, chocolate and roasted taste. Medium body. Quite easy and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9310) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Draft at Ei8ht Ball, served in a flight. Pours a deep, cloudy cola brown with an off-white head that settles into a ring and film while heavily lacing the glass. Notes of chocolate, tobacco, earth, weat leaves, toast, brown sugar, oak, and dark fruits (dates, figs, and plum), with a faint moldiness to it. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and an earthy, sweet mouthfeel that starts sweeter and more chocolaty and becomes more fruity and leafy as it goes on. Not really my kind of imperial stout, but it’s okay.

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