Brewed by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Imperial Stout
Saignelégier, Switzerland
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 308   ABV: 10.28%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (10543) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopmaestro (1101) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2016
Aroma is dark. slightly burnt, malts. Wee licorice and dark fruits. Taste brings roasted, slightly burnt malts with a little sour red berry lingering underneath. Chocolate and dark coffee. There’s pretty much going on in here, but nothing is really allowed to show off. Wee peppery, but I don’t catch any vanilla at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1954) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2016
Dark brown with a big beige head. Aroma is chocolate and fruits but there is also some sulfur comparable to the one on matches. Taste is moderately sweet with a delicate sourness. It isn’t a typical stout at all. I would compare it to the rest of BFM beers but without intensity and with a bit sulfur. Not the best beer from this brewer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (1031) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2016
Black brown color with beige foam layer. Light acidic nose. The taste is roasty and dark malty. A little aggressive roasty. Light vinegar aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1567) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with red/maroon highlights; the head is tight-grained, cinnamon, and solid, and we have visible floaters in the beer, about the size of a flake of loose tea. Nose is milk chocolate, black pepper, and black tea; somewhat subdued. Rqather sweet on the front of the tongue; vanilla, espresso, and chocolate predominant. As it moves towards the back, tea and pepper kicks in. It’s not actually very dry; a liqueur-like syrupy sweetness remains with a hint of liquorice. Low carbonation. Finish is medium and warm with some ashy, peppery bitterness. Interesting, but nowhere near as extreme as it would like to pretend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (889) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle from Beers’n’more. Surprisingly hoppy for an imperial stout, yet not lacking dessert sweetness. Soft, smooth and sweet on the tongue. Well-hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (333) - Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Very dark brown, almost black with tan head. Aroma of light vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate. Dark tea, bitter chocolate, light pepper, light vanilla, toasty malt, tobacco, spice, and dark fruit flavors. Starts off a little sweet on the tip of the tongue and then proceeds to a more dry and bitter finish. Alcohol is well-hidden for 10.3 ABV. Rather unique. Nice bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
darbeer75 (262) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Aroma: lots of vanilla; toasty and sweet; Appearance: black with tan head; some lacing; Taste: notes of chocolate and coffee and grassiness; bitter and sweet; Palate: heavy body; bitter finish; soft carbonation; Overall: smooth and complex; not the biggest fan of the bitter aftertaste;

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (5833) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle in trade with CH-303, thanks SIr! cons 2015-12-19 Göteborg AR: vinos kriek, dark chocolate AP: dark ruby, frothy/stouty cream coffey colored foam F: sour kriek, vinos, dry cherry, cherry seeds upfront, finshes dark rich chocolate flavour, rather light mouthfeeling vs the high ABV, wee peppery,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flying_pig (1358) - SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2015
330ml bottle from Drinks of the World, Basel (7.50 CHF):
A very surprising take on an imperial stout with a lot more hops than expected led by some excellent pine & grapefruit plus a few background fruits balanced against roasted malts & a chocolate base. The beer went down a lot easier than I should have & is definitely one I’d like to try again, if only it was available nearer me.

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