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Hercule Stout - Brasserie Ellezelloise

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

377 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 27
Gots: 17 | 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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seand

California

3.86/5  rDev -4.9%

A: Pours a dark nearly opaque brown, with a fair amount of tan head. Enough retains to leave fair-sized sheets of lacing around the glass.

S: Sweet dark fruit with a touch of yeast.

T: Medium sweetness, and very clear and dry through the middle and finish. Finish has a burnt malty background note that lingers a bit.

M: Fairly light body for a stout; medium carbonation.

This is kind of an odd beer. It feels so light, is not overly sweet, and the alcohol isn't all that noticeable, so it's probably a bit dangerous. The overall complexity is present, and nice, if you look for it.

10-03-2013 04:36:13 | More by seand
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desint

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

09-29-2013 17:25:05 | More by desint
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Anatole

Belgium

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-19-2013 11:06:18 | More by Anatole
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Vsarmatov

Russian Federation

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-16-2013 12:40:29 | More by Vsarmatov
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Bubbles

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-15-2013 23:34:44 | More by Bubbles
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RyanTheLion13

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

09-12-2013 01:26:30 | More by RyanTheLion13
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Asgeirr

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

4.06/5  rDev 0%

Vintage 2011

A: Pours a opaque, bistre brown with shades of burgundy along with a MASSIVE, dense and buff-coloured crown with great longevity. Gradually melting along with an aftermath of lacing aplenty!

S: At first a vinous and tart smell. Continually, a subtle caramel sweetness and vanilla beans (not unlike a small batch bourbon) comes forth but is quickly overpowered by a more chocolate and molasses-based scent. In the background lurks a persistent licorice smell, almost spicy and aniseed-like. Complex and solid

T: A lactose and cocoa -- or milk chocolate if you will -- flavour enters first. Some spices intermix amidst the aforementioned sweetness the anise is there but even subtler than before. Snooping on, we find a sensation which lingers on well into the aftertaste, which
is that of well-roasted coffee beans which adds a stratum of acridity and burnt characteristics to an overall malty experience.

M: Round and creamy with medium carbonation, albeit a wee bit on the thins side when it comes to the general viscosity.

O: This was a solid experience yet not all that bitter, like many other RIS, which I believe to be due to the fact that it's a Belgian one. Even if it was a bit thin on the palate this beer was much to my liking.

08-31-2013 21:27:40 | More by Asgeirr
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-21-2013 02:05:32 | More by bigred89
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +23.2%

08-15-2013 03:15:09 | More by EBeckett3
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-15-2013 01:03:11 | More by brotherloco
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-04-2013 14:59:13 | More by RobertColianni
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-03-2013 04:28:15 | More by Daniellobo
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-30-2013 16:54:17 | More by yancot
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-23-2013 14:51:43 | More by sonofliberty2
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PF15

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-16-2013 12:37:26 | More by PF15
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HollywoodNate

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-15-2013 14:59:32 | More by HollywoodNate
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

$12 bottle at Alewife in Baltimore. Served in a flute beer glass.

A very unique tasting brew. A must try if you like RIS (as classified on BA) but it does not taste like most RIS and I could see how many might not like this beer. Definitely a complex brew. I dinged it for not having a heavier body.

A - Pours a black and opaque with a 2-ifinger light tan rocky head. Excellent sticky lacing that disapates to a very thin but lasting layer of head.

S - A box of raisins, sweetness, like a port wine.

T - Some initial minor roasty, carmely flavors and bitterness but finishes with some very port-like flavors. Some sweetness, but not cloying. Port flavor dominates but not the only flavor.Maybe a bit of licorice.

MF - Med bodied, but otherwise unremarkable.

07-11-2013 02:17:58 | More by Sludgeman
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-10-2013 01:54:24 | More by WOLFGANG
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -20%

07-03-2013 12:47:25 | More by mrfrancis
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%

BB S2014

A: Black with a tan head, nice ring of retention shows a little leg.

S: Not a huge aroma, but there's plenty of depth and it's very unique... Pumpernickel rye bread, dark raisins, treacle, hints of salted licorice and black berries.

T: Pumpernickel rye bread, treacle, raisins, light coffee, licorice, bit of wood, black pepper, balanced bitterness, light alcohol warmth. Staring to show some oxidation.

M: Well-attenuated moderate body has a modest carbonation with only a slightly drying finish.

O: A flavourful brew that warms the soul, but it's still very digestible in the Belgian tradition. I wish I had some stilton.

06-29-2013 23:00:37 | More by Derek
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nafnikufesin

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-17-2013 21:04:08 | More by nafnikufesin
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-14-2013 21:54:22 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

05-20-2013 02:15:06 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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MaineBrewing

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-17-2013 22:27:51 | More by MaineBrewing
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DStoked

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-17-2013 18:32:20 | More by DStoked
Hercule Stout from Brasserie Ellezelloise
91 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.