1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hercule Stout - Brasserie Ellezelloise

Not Rated.
Hercule StoutHercule Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

382 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 382
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 28
Gots: 19 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Hercule Stout Alström Bros
Ratings: 382 | Reviews: 252 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

jaydoc, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of LampertLand
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Brasserie Ellezelloise 'Hercule Stout' @ 9.0% , served from a cool 11.2 fl oz pot-stopper bottle purchased for $4.25

A-pour is a dark brown from the bottle to almost black in the glass , with a medium size tan head that is leaving a streaky lace along the pint

S-boozey , chocolat , roasted coffee , plums

T-big & boozey , real big & boozey for such a small bottle , has a slight dry finish

MF-ok carbonation , big full bodied

Ov-wow big beer , good 'RIS' , carefull for such a small bottle delivers a big beer taste

prost LampertLand

LampertLand, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of elNopalero
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%

This pours a cola coffee color with coco colored lacing. There’s a pleasing aroma with chocolate nib cocoa dust and a tart aroma with hints of black cherries. It gets a little boozy as it warms.
I found notes of cocoa and black cherry with fig on the palate. As it opens there’s notes of leather, some fig, dates and dried stone fruit with a touch of soy sauce. It’s lightly effervescent with a dry finish. Hides its strength like a buried treasure. Terrific.

elNopalero, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of discodoni
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

discodoni, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of BYOFB
4/5  rDev -1.5%

BYOFB, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of seand
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.

seand, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of desint
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

desint, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Anatole
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Anatole, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of Vsarmatov
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Vsarmatov, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of Bubbles
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Bubbles, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

RyanTheLion13, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Asgeirr
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.

Asgeirr, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

bigred89, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of EBeckett3
5/5  rDev +23.2%

EBeckett3, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of brotherloco
4/5  rDev -1.5%

brotherloco, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of RobertColianni
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

RobertColianni, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Daniellobo
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Daniellobo, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of yancot
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

yancot, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of sonofliberty2
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

sonofliberty2, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of PF15
4/5  rDev -1.5%

PF15, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of HollywoodNate
4/5  rDev -1.5%

HollywoodNate, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Sludgeman
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.

Sludgeman, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of WOLFGANG
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

WOLFGANG, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
3.25/5  rDev -20%

mrfrancis, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of Derek
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.

Derek, Jun 29, 2013
Hercule Stout from Brasserie Ellezelloise
91 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.