Hercule Stout | Brasserie Ellezelloise

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4.03/5
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459 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Ellezelloise
Belgium
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Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by zerk on 10-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,952
Reviews:
270
Ratings:
459
pDev:
12.16%
Bros Score:
4.11
 
 
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31
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Ratings: 459 |  Reviews: 270
Photo of YvesB
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mitchellrhen
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Homebrew
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Melvintrude
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle with flip top stopper. As ever I por colder than recommended and let it develop in the glass ( ordinary chunky goblet)

Pours with a very dense yellowish head. Black opaque and medium bodied/mouth feel.

Suprisingly muted on the nose, mainly fruit

All the roasted malts you would expect, but sweeter than anticipated. Strong licorice in both first taste and aftertaste. Nicely balanced, you can feel all the alcohol but it’s not harsh.

Pleasant but a bit one –note ( Licorice!) Won’t be rushing back

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Photo of BAsbill
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LFinCO
2.73/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Antyk
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flyingpig
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£5.20):
An excellent Belgian beer, plenty of flavour & a great balance too; it's easy to drink for the strength. The beer was quite sweet with plenty dark fruits & some lighter acidity on the nose with the roasted flavours being more noticeable come the taste & the beer was quite creamy with a beautiful mouthfeel; another excellent imperial stout.

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Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MarkyMOD
2/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Infected as fuq

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Photo of Takahiro
3.41/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: black, with tanned lacing head
S: coffee, roasted malt, yeast esters, alcohol
T: creamy roasted coffee, fruity esters (apples, pears, plums), some alcohol, earthy and piney hop flavor and bitterness
F: full body, but not too sweet. a nicely balanced.
O: a great imperial stout!

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Photo of mattmarka1
3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacStinson
4.88/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sathanas
2.02/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Arthuros
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Very decent Stout. Quite bitter in a dark chocolatey kind of way, with some coffee aromas behind the hops. Little sweetness, little happiness, except maybe a few seconds into taking a sip. Dark dark black color with a very dirty beige thin foam.

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Photo of Odysseyalien
3.4/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

On tap at Churchkey Beer Bar, Washington, DC. This one has all the bells and whistles that I look for in an imperial stout. Black as night, beautiful lacing, a smell that differs from all other imperial stouts I've had in a positive way. But the real slam dunk I look for is taste. It just didn't do it for me. Maybe it's time for me to 'fes up and say "I don't like Belgian beer.

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Photo of brianbeze
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

2013 bottle opened 7/15/15
Poured into a snifter drank at about 60 degrees F
look: Dark brown to black

Smell: Coffee, caramel, chocolate and a bit of black cherry. There was a noticable alcohol warming but it is pleasant and not

Taste and mouthfeel: Surprisingly bitter and lightfeeling. with some date notes.

Overall its a pretty good stout. I like that its different than most of the stouts and porters from the U.S Very belgium. All in all not a bad beer.

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Photo of herman77
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Birmz
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sillyhed8
3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSSG
4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a frothy, tan head that laces slightly. Floral hops and a slightly acidic, toasted malt aroma. This smells absolutely wonderful. Black. Starts with a rich, deep flavor; toasted malt, slight acidity and bright, floral hops. Builds in acidity to become dominated with coffee notes. A mild, pleasant bitterness throughout. Finish is toasted malt with lingering floral hop bitterness.

Wow. This is the smoothest Russian Imperial Stout I've ever had. Just lovely.

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Photo of Rivoire
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hercule Stout from Brasserie Ellezelloise
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 459 ratings