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

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RATINGS: 1128   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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2.4
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 9ş. Postgusto corto para una cerveza correcta sin más.


4.2
Cristobal37 (1117) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 21, 2017
On tap. Roasted malt, smoky, coffee aroma. Taste is coffee, roasted malts. Really nice I like it a lot. Will come back to it again.

3
Iznogud (3710) - CROATIA - APR 22, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml, courtesy of and shared with JFK10000. Deep brown, beige head. Caramel, malty, sweet, some chocolate, light to medium bodied. Thin, watery. Bland, disappointing.

3.3
markoijelena (3113) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - MAR 18, 2017
Draft 0.25l at Cafe Hesp Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 01.03.2017. Pour it dark color with medium white head. Aroma light roasted malt, some chocolate. Taste lots of roasted malt with caramel, sweet sugary finish, pinch of bitter dark chocolate in the middle, but really thin feel with light body, lively, astringent finish.

3.7
commonmac (1201) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2017 Bottle consumed at Het Waterhuis Aan de Bierkant. All of the usual suspects present for consumption. Dark black in color with a healthy tan head. Aroma is mild but features some cocoa, dark fruit, and a malty and bready characteristic. Taste is a pleasant mix of chocolate, malty cereal, and a slight coffee finish. Feels very much like a standard stout which is surprising given it?s a Belgian effort. A little bit thinner than I expected but it?s definitely smooth. Nothing unique but it?s drinkable.

3.8
john44 (3048) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle. Very Dark Brown. Roasted malts, caramel and toffee. Fruity, coffee & chocolate. Sweet & very smooth. Alcohol well masked. Dry finish. Less intense than other Imperials. Very drinkable. Nice Impy. (2008)

3.8
BeerViking (4699) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2017 Bottle at De Hems. Black with a tan foam. Light cocoa, red fruit and toast nose. Rich, creamy and warming, with hints of burnt toast and cocoa, and liquorice on the finish.

3
Inoven (694) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2017
Flesje gedeeld met TomHendriksen (tht juni 2015). Diep donkerbruin bier met depot. Weinig aroma, misschien door de ouderdom. Ook de smaak is vlak, iets houtig en hoppig. De nasmaak is licht bitter.

3.1
TomHendriksen (468) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2017
Fles gedeeld door Inoven. Het is een zachte Stout, met hints van eiken vaten en een licht zuurtje.

3.8
bergstaden (2922) - Rřros, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2017
Black with light brown head - Roasted malt aroma - Roasted malt body with bitterness - The roasted malt goes into the finish - This was good

4
TeijoA (66) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2017
33 cl bottle, BBE 23.1.18. Very dark brown, cola-coloured stout with a small beige head. Not much aromas straight off, too cold possibly, lots of licorice once it warms up. Flavour of malts, licorice, a little spicy with a crisp yet soft palate. Admittedly, I drank most of it before I got to the rating. Not even my favourite flavor profile, yet very nice.


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