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Hercule Stout - Brasserie Ellezelloise

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Hercule StoutHercule Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

408 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 29
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Ellezelloise visit their website
Belgium

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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3.85/5  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.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of flagmantho
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of BarberDan329
1.73/5  rDev -57.3%
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

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass

Black liquid, who knows what lurks inside. Three finger tan foam cap gently settles down leaving strong lacings on the glass. The foam when first poured has big, tantalizing bubbles almost like a frothy pancake batter. Thick layer of ran when it has worked off its pour.

Smell of chocolate at first. Bit of anise and a whisper of alcohol. More alcohol , still subtle, as it settles. Bit of raisin.

Smooth, heavy mouthfeel, chewy. Mild flavors of coffee , raisins and a tartness on the back of the tongue. A hint of alcohol despite its 9%abv.

Complex beer with a variety of flavors. Good, interesting but I wanted something more in my glass

Hercule Stout from Brasserie Ellezelloise
90 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.