Hercule Stout | Brasserie Ellezelloise

456 Ratings
Hercule StoutHercule Stout

Brewed by:
Brasserie Ellezelloise

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by zerk on 10-12-2001

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Ratings: 456 |  Reviews: 268
Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Louski
4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DanfromVan
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this stout, but just found it a bit thin for my taste

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Photo of HurrahBeer
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LukeGude
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of the_benskii
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mizx
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Larz_73
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of eac007219
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of lmaduells
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Tommertens01
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Scsinger85
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Franck
2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

Nose of roasted malts and hint of black chocolate.
In mouth, an unpleasant sour taste appears followed by an aroma of wood ashes.
Drinkable but not more..

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Photo of dcmchew
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%

Pours dark brown to black, small beige head that lingers for a while.
Smell of boozy raisin, candi sugar, caramel and sweet bread. Some apple mash, some faint sugared orange slices.
Starts fruity with cherry, forest berries, dry fig and plum with some caramel and light chocolate, but also maintaining a citrus zing in the back. Molasses, faint cinnamon and anise, a faint floral note too. Booze piles up, creating a cognac/strong red wine kind of feel, balanced in the finish with some mild roast.
Medium bodied and carbonated, keeping the alcohol and the nice flavors close to the palate. Thus, the aftertaste is quite nice, fruity, the enhanced cognac note and malt cake sweetness, with a tiny bit of sugar syrup and some extra toasted crust.
A heavy duty dark ale, tasty, almost fancy. It nicely manages to set itself apart from usual Belgian strong dark ales with nice clear Stout notes.

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Photo of vaughtex
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ChrisinRI
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of imbibehour
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

Very light tan head, solid with a thick one finger puck presented and creamy character hardly budging on the glass. Dark walnut brown out of the glass with some light red and even orange hues towards the edges. A pretty basic looking stout, with a head color that seems lighter than expected.

Real distinct aroma. Mix of classic Belgian fruit esters, hints of phenolic spice of some clove, but comes across as a thick spiced fig almost, and dark burnt sugar dubbel like sensing quality. Real hard to pin this one down, those Belgian stouts are curve balls, all unique their own it seems. Very enjoyable.

Palate comes a bit of a let down. Watery fruited down raspberry and red charactered fruit in the mid palate, with a fleeting finish. Much of the stout character seems to disappear on the swallow, leaving only the front of the palate to sense the flavors that have left. Light bodied and watery fruit, feeling more like a small stout, and at least hiding much of the large abv I'll give it that, that the bottle indicates. Bit of tight carbonation, with an almost flat like cherry cola quality.

It's an interesting beer, but this just doesn't grab my attention very much.

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Photo of killcore
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of bnes09
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Dark chocolate brown. Thick, creamy colored head blankets the liquid forever. Leaves behind creamy layers of lacing.

Malty, roasted, spicy, yeasty aroma.

Flavor begins with a solid malt backbone tasting of whole wheat bread. Mild roasted flavor, toast and dark chocolate. Spicy herb and garlic hop with earthy spinach tones. Subtle yeast character. Dry, crisp, snappy finish.

Barely medium bodied and the lightest example I have tasted of this style. Snappy carbonation. Grainy texture turns dry in the finish.

Very well done stout. Love the dryness, subtle sweetness, and spicy qualities. Familiar, yet unique.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Antiantianti
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Hercule Stout from Brasserie Ellezelloise
4.05 out of 5 based on 456 ratings.
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