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


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RATINGS: 1002   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."

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
JesusO (48) - - DEC 4, 2012
Comprada en Cervezorama, bote de 33cl. Con muy buenas referencias la cerveza no es mala, pero en absoluto para puntuación tan alta. color negro, brillante, espuma blanca de persistencia baja. Con toques de café y chocolate queda corta de sabor, y mucho más de cuerpo. No da la sensación de stout de 9º. Postgusto corto para una cerveza correcta sin más.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatthijsE (919) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours pitch black with a cream head and dark fruits on the nose. Taste presents lovely toasty flavours, some soothing dark chocolate and a little coffee coming out the shadows before a beautiful bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (2727) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2015
(Ellezelloise Hercule Stout) Swing top bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 9% Deep brown colour on the body, tall and thick, creamy tan head, with very good retention, leaving heavy lacing behind. Aroma of light roasted malts, liquorice, light alcohol as it warms up. Lots of roasted malts on the taste, light acidity for a moment and then coal, ash, light alcohol. Medium thin body, good carbonation, very dry palate. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2724) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2015
On tap at Falling Rock. Black appearance with a lacy light tan head that lingers. Aroma is lightly Belgian with notes of chocolate, light coffee, light roast and a touch of dark fruity esters. Similar flavor, rich, malty and complex. Medium to full body with a creamy smooth feel. Pretty nice overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rammer (193) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 28, 2015
Tasty, sweet coffee. But not an imperial stout, the density is not enough. But pleasant. Belgian-style stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Icedwarf (461) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
Zwart bier met schuim. Smaak is bitter en rokerig met een spoor van zuur fruit. Best wel goed maar er mist iets in de smaak om dit echt een goed bier te maken.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4136) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted coffee, chocolate, taste is similar, a little fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trystan148 (42) - FRANCE - JAN 13, 2015
Goût caféiné prononcé qui reste en bouche. L'ensemble reste dans les "classiques" des stouts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Franckg (136) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Arômes de malts grillés et une touche de chocolat noir. En bouche, il y a un goût sure désagréable et c’est suivi par des saveurs de bois cendré. Buvable mais sans plus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1230) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
part of my 2013 backlog, and tried at the Strait and Narrow Lincoln. Colour very dark brown almost black, with a tan head. aroma has caramel, with toasted malts. Flavour has coffee, dark chocolate, and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dona055 (7) - Borgo San Lorenzo, ITALY - DEC 30, 2014 does not count
equilibrata, non troppo amara, forte sentore di liquirizia. una buona birra per chi ama le stout.

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