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Hercule Stout - Brasserie Ellezelloise

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391 Ratings

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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 29
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Ellezelloise visit their website

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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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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

afsdan, May 29, 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 07, 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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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

djcreepshow, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

BlackHaddock, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

truebluebums, Feb 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

valianes, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jkball01, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

KStark, Feb 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

TypsiYpsi, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

SteeleWright, Jan 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

patra7, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL swing-top bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: extremely dark, ruddy brown with some very dim highlights when held up to the light. No haze is apparent, and the head is two thick fingers of frothy tan foam which leave a nice chunky lace. Quite good.

Smell: sweet, roasty grains with a bit of chocolate (note: this is a nice roasty without an ashy, acrid bitterness). Indeed, it reminds me of the aroma of uncrushed chocolate malt. There's a lightly floral element which I'd call "Belgian-y", but overall this is a pretty decent shot at an RIS -- just with a little Belgian twist.

Taste: quite a lot like the aroma, although with a little bit of an acidic roastiness; frankly, this adds a little bit of bite to the flavor that the aroma lacked. There's a very slightly sour and astringent finish; an interesting twist to the RIS theme (although, admittedly, not a taste that's for everyone).

Mouthfeel: body is pretty light for an imperial stout and carbonation and creaminess are relatively low, especially for the style. Not insipid or anything -- just OK.

Overall: disappointing mouthfeel notwithstanding, this is a very tasty and drinkable stout.

flagmantho, Jan 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

hoppymcgee, Jan 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Gregaroo, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Mr_Pink_152, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Synapstic, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Nordbier, Dec 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

KristofH, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of BarberDan329
1.65/5  rDev -59.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: pours a nice dark brown, thin in body, yet enticing.

S: Smells nice, maybe sweet, but i smell something different,

T: to the lips, not bad, but once it hit the back of my tongue, just awful, the licorice/anise is SO overpowering. I like it in sambuca, so ita not that i don't like licorice.

M: The dry mouthfeel and taste reminds me of some flavored skoal i tried in high school... Never again... NOT a stout in my opinion.

O: at 7.99 for this i am beyond apalled, it has nothing besides a nice color... Please if you want a stout go american double or imperial, avoid this

BarberDan329, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

AnchorsAndAxes, Dec 22, 2013
Hercule Stout from Brasserie Ellezelloise
91 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.