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98
75
style
Brewed by Ellezelloise (Brasserie des Légendes)
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellezelles, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 1129   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."

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (1121) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle. Pitch black with a lasting light beige foamy head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, oats, dark dried fruits, hint of plum and ginger. Taste is of dark fruits, raisins, figs, blackcurrant, plum, liquorice, pepper, chocolate. Light oily mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ardeo (365) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2017
Stout noir à mousse beige. Nez : café, caramel, malt rôti, réglisse. Bouche : fraîche et douce sur le grillé, les fruits noirs, le chocolat et le café et une jolie amertume finale. Stout bien sympa où on ne sent pas vraiment le taux d’alcool. Une surprise !

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mutz (1024) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2017
Flesje@ Beej Benders. Bijna zwart, goede kraag. Aroma is niet erg aanwezig, gebrande mout, koffie. Smaakt koffie, mout, caramel, maar subtiel. Bitterzoet met de balans naar zoet. OK bier.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (3703) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle from Beergium. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, dark fruits, chocolate, a bit of oak and coffee. Bitter finish with roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate, a bit of oak and nuts. Good imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerDoctor6 (34) - villefranche sur mer, FRANCE - JAN 7, 2017
Stout noir avec une mousse couleur cafe vraiment très jolie ,un goût de caramel et de torréfaction commune à de nombreuses stouts mais je la trouve moins épaisse que d autre bière.b bonne stout sans être exceptionnel

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nicke80 (678) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2017
33 cl bottle from 137’an bar o kök. Pours black with little head. Roasted yeasty aroma with sweet malty coffee taste.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1826) - BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2017
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from the Malting Pot in Brussels. Enjoyable dark stout with heavy alcohol content. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Myonlyvice (279) - DENMARK - DEC 27, 2016
Very dark brown with a short lasting head. Caramel, fruit and malt aroma. Mild taste and very well hidden alcohol. It is nice, but I wish it had more of everything!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (471) - Soria, SPAIN - DEC 10, 2016
Negro intenso con media corona de espuma beige y ligera retención en copa; en nariz aromas a frutos negros, café, bollería, ligero cacao y flores, en boca entrada potente, muy maltosa, espesa, con amargor equilibrado, cuerpo pleno con ligero carbónico, notas terrosas y a lactosa , el alcohol está bien integrado, pos gusto maltoso y dulce, compleja, equilibrada y buena imperial stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybion (183) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours jet black with a tiny sheen of light tan head, which doesn’t stick around long. Lacing is fairly thick. Aroma of roasted malt, slight cocoa, caramel, molasses, slight liquorice, earth, spices. Somewhat fresher than the usual imperial stout aroma. Taste is moderately sweet with caramel malts and cocoa coming through at the forefront with some coffee now, followed up by a fair dose of Belgian yeasty spice and lingering light bitterness. Little bit salty and with a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily and carbonation is minimal. Seems light for an impy but decent enough. Reviewed with blocked up nose so some of this might be inaccurate...


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