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Brewed by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Imperial Stout
Saignelégier, Switzerland
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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 308   ABV: 10.28%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Silver medal at Soleure’s extreme beer fest 2007. An extreme black beer whose nose goes toward pepper, vanilla, ashes, tobacco and fresh hops. It reaches the palate all in softness, but quickly becomes intensely bitter, though not very dry. Long and satisfying finish.
This Cuvée was created in the honor of the Jurrassian revolutionist Alex Le Rouge. Enjoy this wonderful Cuvée at about 10°-12° Celsius (50°-53°F), with a crunch of bitter Chocolate or a Cigar. Cuvée Alex Le Rouge can be sequestrated for a few years in a cellar. Ingredients: water, barley malts, hops, cane sugar, yeast, Serawak pepper, Russia tea, Bourbon vanilla.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
budedou (804) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - APR 27, 2016
Pours an extremely dark brown with a good head of tan foam. Lacing is okay. I get notes of spicy pepper and what seems like a fruity tartness. Peppery for sure. Some roasted malt, bitter chocolate, vanilla. overall tastes, I can only describe as rough. Full bodied with great carbonation. Strange taster of the style. Doesn’t exactly hit my palate right.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4589) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle from Taniguchi. BFM Cuvée Alex le Rouge 10.276% A Jurassian Imperial Stout whatever that means. A deep black with a light beige head. An aroma of chewy oatmeal bars and savoury chocolate. Medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. The initial taste is roasty chocolate before giving you a fruity bitterness. Good stuff that gives you a surprising amount of berry flavor midway between raspberry and strawberry.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Floodom (122) - POLAND - MAR 23, 2016
Batch 2015. Barwa ciemnobrązowa, piana beżowa, zostawiająca ślad na szkle. W aromacie dużo wanilii, suszonych owoców i przypraw, ponadto mleczna czekolada, co zaskakuje to kompletny brak alkoholu. Bardzo przyjemny. W smaku przyprawowe, kawowe, palone, na drugim planie likierowy alkohol przyjemnie grzejący przełyk. Goryczka niska. Piwo gęste, oleiste. Niskie wysycenie.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (2203) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 10, 2016
0,33l bottle at home from trade with SinH4, big thanks. Batch 2015. BB 07/2020. dark brown / almost black color, medium big tan head. smells sour, green apples, light licorice, spices, earthy, grass, marzipan, parfume. decent smell. full body, medium carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes sourish but also quite sweet, licorice, nutty, marzipan, some caramel, light funk, hints of coffee. finishes dry/sourish/sweet with notes of nuts, marzipan and licorice. decent stuff but overall rather weird. lightly soured imp stout with quite a lot of sweetness, misses the usual roast & coffee notes. has some nice nutty notes, but overall too sweet and lacking some complexity. good but could be better.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vollmer (11) - - MAR 5, 2016
coffee, resin, black, sparkling, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, oily feel, fizzy, long finish, Overall a very good beer, coffee taste. I didn’t find the tea and the sarwak pepper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (3151) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2016
Svart med høyt lys brunt skum som ligger godt. Lukter sure kirsebær, melkesjokolade, svovel, nøtter og trevirke. Fyldig. Søtlig smak i starten, bær og sjokolade. Salt lakris og kaffebitterhet i avslutningen. Lang.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Way under rated here...Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy tan head. Aromas of dark malts, tobacco, and some funk. Flavors of sour barrel, dark malts and fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1640) - ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting. Deep brown with a big beige head. Aroma of chocolate, dried fruits, nuts and alcohol. Medium sweet, flavors of prunes, berries, roasted malt, nuts, licorice, vanilla, light tartness. Medium-bodied, smooth. Not a typical RIS, but still quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (1369) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks zvsn. 2015 batch. Opaque brown with big brownish head. Aroma of salty snack and cola, a bit soapy. Sourish flavor with notes of salty snack, soapy, some roastiness, a bit nutty. Full-bodied. Not really an IS but kind of American strong ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks zvsn. 2015 batch. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma of roast, nuts, dark fruits, caramel, a bit of alcohol. Sweet flavor, slightly sourish, with caramel, roast, nuts, some dark fruits, an alcoholic note and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Not very Imperial Stout-ish.


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