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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1086   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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."


Abijen's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (2402) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, - OCT 5, 2013
Pours a pitch black beer with a creamy tan head. Smells a bit sour and salty. Strange. Tastes like it isnt a stout. More like a begian brown ale. Taste malts and yeasty. Bit choco and coffee in the aftertaste. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture. Not bad but not great.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
LRonCupboard (25) - ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle at the Dove, Broadway Market. Pours dark brown with a small off white head. Yeasty aroma with some malt and chocolate. Slightly sour on the palate, medium body and some serious soda stream style carbonation. Yeasty finish and some lasting bitterness. Not going to be revisiting this one anytime soon, basically a bit rubbish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rami_pl (1565) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 3, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Hercule Stout by Brasserie Ellezelloise (Brasserie des Légendes) at Powiśle Delikatny, widnisty, nieco alkoholowy, przyprawowy, mierny Belgian Holiday (Level 46) Earned the Belgian Holiday (Level 46) badge!

jak sie nieco otworzyl, stal sie bardziej owocowy... ale caloksztaltu to nie zmienia.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThomasEK (15) - - APR 26, 2016
Dunkel og kraftig, men bliver ikke for tung. Ikke just en flyttebajer, men overraskende let og man kan godt tage to, hvis det regner. Taber hurtigt skum.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjakk (680) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 22, 2016
Black, yellowish foam. Molassis, burned sugar in the aroma. Sweet, burned sugar, with sweet fruity aftertaste

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Helallison (13) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2016
One of my favourite beers. Purchased direct from brewery tavern and commonly from Deconinck Bierhalle. Brilliant stout taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lillmuffin (120) - Haugesund, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2016
33cl Bottle bought @Vinmonopolet Haugesund. Pops like a champagne when i opened it. Color of dark cola with a few sparkling bubbles. Aroma of Caramel and liccorice. Oily palate Light bitter and sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1273) - DENMARK - MAR 12, 2016
Den er meget kraftig i smagen, med specielt en tyk kaffesmag, det er sĺ vidt jeg ved en ˝ trappist og halv stout. De har brugt den i Friland pĺ DR2 til noget creme ti ljordbćr engang. Mmm, se dét er řl!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AnG_BrgNor (410) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2016
Aroma of yeast, roasted and some chocolate and some licorice. Taste of the same. For me this imperial stout has way to much yeast in the aroma and taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (1451) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle from BeerExpress. BB Jan 2017. Pours reddish brown with a big light beige head. Head’s retention and lace very good. The aroma is somewhat roasty, but more sourish of red berries, yeast... Sourish, bitter taste... Dryish ashy on the palate, light-bodied. Carbonation very moderate, almost nonexistent. Finish is surprisingly bitter. Not anything near a stout I think. Quite a swindle considering the supposed style, high rating, and price tag (was around € 4.50). In itself not bad though...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oppear (112) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2016
Dark with an ivory top. Medium sweet caramel nose, ripe banana. Taste of burnt bitter caramel, moss tea, ashy as they mostly are more than smoky and higher abv. is more a player sitting on the bench. A bit sugary actually, ashy and bitter with a carbonated mineral water touch. Good part is it is dry, not sticky.


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