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Hercule Stout - Brasserie Ellezelloise

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Hercule StoutHercule Stout

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410 Ratings

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Ratings: 410
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 29
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: zerk on 10-12-2001

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Ratings: 410 | Reviews: 257
Photo of killcore
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of bnes09
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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.

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Antiantianti
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of cbnz
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of mattfancett
3.1/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of knot
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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

Photo of Washuffizi98
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of Schmoog
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of AnthemOfTheSun
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of byronic
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.

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of KevinRailton
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of wingwalker3
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of magictacosinus
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of jonb5
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.

Photo of FLima
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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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Zuidman
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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Hercule Stout from Brasserie Ellezelloise
90 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.