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Hercule Stout - Brasserie Ellezelloise

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Hercule StoutHercule Stout

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407 Ratings

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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 29
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: zerk on 10-12-2001

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4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  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.

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4.13/5  rDev +2%
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

T: Espresso, cocoa bean, creamy diacetyl, molasses, slight cranberry, slight bitterness whichbecomes 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.

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4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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3rd Feb 2014: bottle in Cambrinus, Brugge. This is one of the most reviewed Belgian beers I hadn't tried, so decided to rectify the fact by having one.

Black to very dark brown: good foam cap of tanned bubbles, looks like a Stout, what a surprise.

Chocolate and ground coffee esters hit the nose as you pour the beer, some dark fruit notes as well.

Taste carries on with the aromas now turning into flavours, dark chocolate, coffee, those dark fruits and now an alcoholic trace and a mild bitterness towards the end of each sip.

Almost creamy feel to the brew body wise.

Classic stout in all aspects and very drinkable.

Hercule Stout from Brasserie Ellezelloise
90 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.