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

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RATINGS: 1190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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."

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3.7
moleha4 (189) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2024
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2024 Bottle 330 ml at Quinns ( Camden). 17.2.24. Appearance, near black with an off white Head. Mouthfeel is medium plus. Aroma of roasted malts, slight raisins. Taste is of dark malts with a touch of dried fruits. Overall good.

4.1
FACambridge (1429) - Chelmsford, Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2023
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2023 Aroma : Rich chocolate maltiness, some dried dark fruits, old stewed coffee, a little oaky woodiness & earthy. Smells fantastic. Taste : Body slightly less than full. Rich smooth texture; doesn't have any alcohol burn that brews of this high ABV can sometimes have. Moderate to strong roasty bitterness upfront, with a ting of sweet malts later on. Flavours all as aroma. The finish is drying. Excellent!

3.7
sjorsvdg (1164) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2023
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2023 In eerste aanzet is deze stout tamelijk droog met elementen van het eikenhout, hop, gerst. Dan is ook een mooie hartige Belgischgistlaag te ontwaren. In de afdronk zit een licht zoetje, dat dit grensgeval strong ale-stout wel kon gebruiken. Heel eigenzinnig, en prima gebrouwen. Aroma is licht, met de gist. Doet zwaar aan voor 9%.

4
bonkiedeaap (1613) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2023
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2023 Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel, Belgium. The beer is black colored with cream colored head. Carbonation is good. Aroma of malts, citrus, caramel, dried fruits, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and spices. The taste is medium to full bodied and light sweet with caramel, roasted malts and dried fruits and goes to bitter and dry with chocolate, coffee and spices. The finish is dry and bitter with coffee and chocolate.

3.9
Franksv6 (1518) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2022
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2022 Dark brown beer with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, toasted malt Tastes like coffee, some chocolate, roasted malts, nuts. Low carbon ratio, medium body. A good mix of a Belgian strong and an imperial stout. Nice.

3.8
NiklasT (524) - SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2022
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2022 Helt svart. Doften lätt syrlig, fruktig. Smak av torkad mörk frukt o kryddor. Avslutar med tydlig beska o utan balanserande sötma. Stilmässigt i gränstrakten mellan stout o mörk belgisk strong ale, utan den markerade brända malten hos den förstnämnda o utan sötman hos den senare. Speciellt o gott.

3.8
simontomlinson (6465) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2022
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2022 Creamy tan head on unknown body - proper pot glass. Medium to full bodied, smooth & clean. Liquorice, roasted, nutty & boozy tastes with a fruity finish. That's a tasty stout.

2.9
back (4463) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2021
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2021 Sort skum brunlig Kaffe støv choklade citrus mørk malt Bitter lidt sød modrate Oile blød

4
dannykugler (4) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2021 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2021 Drinking cold from bottle in labeled mug. Likely more aromatic and deeper flavor if in Tulip and allowed to warm to 55f or a bit warmer. For Belgium a very nice stout

3.3
umestre (396) - - APR 11, 2021
UPDATED: APR 11, 2021 Me ha gustado de espuma poco clara y densa pero persistente, algo de carbonico, poco residuo. Un poc de exceso de azúcar la hace demasiado dulce poco cafetera


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