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|Ellezelloise Hercule Stout|
|Bottle; Unfiltered. The only self-proclaimed ‘Belgian stout’ – 9% by volume – named after famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirrot and considered a World Classic.
Made in small batches, then lagered for ten days in German oak casks. "The Hercule is considered by many to be a classic – very malty, but dry, with a hint of sweetness in the finish, and perfectly hopped. It has a very distinctive and intoxicating spicy aroma of fresh spruce that suddenly, irresistibly, fills the room when the swing-top is released. This unique house character probably derives from the strains of yeast used by the brewery – and possibly from the fermentation in oak – because the beers are made entirely of malt and hops, without any spices or sugar."
|Review||Appearance: Pitch black. Nice medium full beige head, Foam lasting for a little while. Laces staying all the way to the end.
Aroma / Smell: Malty bread, dryed fruit like prunes or raisines, liquorice and cocao. Some saurness I noticed too.
Taste: Again malt,liquorice and mild coffee. Also chocolate is very prominent to the taste.
Mouthfeel: Some acid. Alcohol is not very present, even its 9%. Very nice bitterness which is lasting. Medium to full body.
Overall: Who would have known!!?. Well, I dident know it was an Imperial stout until I read about it! (after drinking it). Just thought it was a common stout.
So, this beer is excellent, easy drinkable and the one, every Imperial stout newbees should go for, in search of knowledge of this type of beer. This one wount scare anyone as its a pleasure to the mouth. I will be buying this beer again when ever I come by it, for sure!.