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Hercule Stout - Brasserie Ellezelloise

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

384 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 28
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Ellezelloise visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zerk on 10-12-2001)
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Photo of bnes09
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Dark chocolate brown. Thick, creamy colored head blankets the liquid forever. Leaves behind creamy layers of lacing.

Malty, roasted, spicy, yeasty aroma.

Flavor begins with a solid malt backbone tasting of whole wheat bread. Mild roasted flavor, toast and dark chocolate. Spicy herb and garlic hop with earthy spinach tones. Subtle yeast character. Dry, crisp, snappy finish.

Barely medium bodied and the lightest example I have tasted of this style. Snappy carbonation. Grainy texture turns dry in the finish.

Very well done stout. Love the dryness, subtle sweetness, and spicy qualities. Familiar, yet unique.

bnes09, Yesterday at 02:32 AM
Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

22Blue, Yesterday at 12:35 AM
Photo of Antiantianti
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Antiantianti, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of cbnz
3.25/5  rDev -20%

cbnz, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of mattfancett
3.1/5  rDev -23.6%

mattfancett, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

knot, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

BeenTired, Aug 26, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +8.4%

Washuffizi98, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Schmoog
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Schmoog, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of AnthemOfTheSun
3.25/5  rDev -20%

AnthemOfTheSun, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of byronic
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After a loud pop it pours almost jet black with a nice layer of frothy tan foam. Espresso and cocoa dominate the nose with hints of malts and dark fruits. Similar to roasted and bitter flavours obtained from an espresso but followed with a nice hint of sweet from the cocoa. Full body, very smooth with good carbonation. ABV is well hidden. Very nice balance between sweetness and the bitter finishes quite dry.

Very impressed from the point the bottle was opened until the glass was empty. Don't pass this up.

byronic, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -1.5%

KAF, Jul 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

KevinRailton, Jun 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

wingwalker3, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

magictacosinus, Jun 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

wrightst, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of jonb5
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml flip top bottle, poured into La Chouffe
chalice. A: Very dark mahogany, pretty much
opaque, one finger tanned head, good retention,
decent amount of lacing. S: Cranberry, molasses,
very much like a Belgian Dubbel, but slightly less
fruity. T: Espresso, cocoa bean, creamy diacetyl,
molasses, slight cranberry, slight bitterness which
becomes more pronounced as the beet warms.
Did a very good job of hiding the booze. M: Light
body for the high abv, very smooth, creamy
texture. O: A complex, balanced interpretation of
an Imperial stout, a bit of a stout/dubbel mash up.

jonb5, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of FLima
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Its flip top produced a stomp after releasing it. Deep black color with a thick three fingers head with good retention and leaving lots of laces.
Right after opening it a cocoa smell started to swirl in the air with notes of coffee, nuts and plums.
Bold and nice flavor with notes of licorice, mild spices, some tangy citrusy, herbal hops, a bit of charred wood, figs, subtle lactic, walnut and red fruits. Dry and bitter aftertaste, reasonably clean.
Medium body with good carbonation with tiny bubbles. Alcohol of 9% abv is surprisingly well hidden.
Outstanding imperial stout, tasty but also elegant. Perfect sweetness level and balance with good complexity. Don’t expect a blunt American Imperial Stout.

FLima, Jun 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

ckollias, Jun 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

afsdan, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

risteardj, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

crosenkrantz, May 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Svendozen, May 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Zuidman, Apr 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

d_brommer_nh, Mar 27, 2014
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Hercule Stout from Brasserie Ellezelloise
91 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.