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98
76
style
Brewed by Ellezelloise (Brasserie des Légendes)
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellezelles, Belgium
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 1109   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Bottle thanks to HogTownHarry! Poured a medium-viscocity black with a creamy beige head and significant small yeast floaties. Dry and complax roasted malt aroma with dark chocolate, licorice, and toasty oak... licorice and some dark fruits became stronger as this warmed up. Flavor was rich, dark, and malty too... dark chocolate, espresso, and licorice up front and dry with fruits and some soy showing up around the middle... toasted oak was intertwined beautifully here. Finish was roasty and dry with espresso bitterness and some fruity tartness... lasted for quite a while. Excellent stout!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3383) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Beer 27 Summer 2006 trip in Europe. Drank on 7/3/06 bottled and purchased at the Beer Temple in Brugge, Belgium. This brew is sweet, airy, slightly strong, but overall quite good. It is certainly different from non belgian stouts but it was well worth trying.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skinnyviking (9111) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2006
Bottle. Brown creamy good looking and lasting head (perfect). Clear very dark red body (almost perfect). Sweet malt aroma (almost like the Danish hvidtoel). Strong coffee hops alcohol flavor. Well balanced in spite of the high alcohol percentage.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
emotv (353) - Izmir, TURKEY - SEP 3, 2006
Dark brown colour, with a delicious head, strong and nice, much like coffe liqouer, nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (45092) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown 2 black with a light brown head. Aroma malty, smoked, vinous and hoppy. Flavor heavy with notes of chocolate and sweetness, long.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2006
Dark brown with thin beige head. Malty aroma with notes of berries, vegetables and spices. Rocky flavour with notes of chocolate and sweetness. A bit alcoholic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 8, 2006
pours a fairly bright, ruby-tinted brown, with a tan head that retains well and leaves ok lace. sweet nose with notes of caramel and raisin. a warm, mellow toastiness underneath. very malty. beer starts sweet and strong, with alcohol flavor prominent. lots of dark/dried fruit in the flavor - prune, dried bing cherry... well, I can’t really call this a stout...more like a dark dubbel. it reminds somewhat of Raison D’Etre. I little too hot - throws off the balance. interesting beer, and perhaps I would have responded more positely to it if I was thinking Belgian strong. still, the alcohol flavor was too prominent to ever buy it again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown-black color with ugly muddy head. Apple and dark fruits in the aroma. Sweetish, warming and lightly roasted flavor with charcoal, licorice, apple and cherry liquer. Good long charcoal finish which finally gets dryer. This bottle is fairly old and the beer also tastes a bit tired.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demolayfire (18) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2006 Thanks to Footbalm for the bottle. poured deep brown almost opaque, with a large swiss cheese head. Slightly funky aroma dominated by dried figs, and dark fruit. Wonderful on the palate, creamy with a light body, flavors of chocolate, mild roastiness and a slightly dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
stouby (4506) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2006
Bottle at Ferdinand. Dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma moderate malty (smoke, vinous) and hoppy. Flavor heavy sweet and acidic, long. Light body and watery despite the strength, soft carbonated. Strange, not harmonic at all!


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