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

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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 308   ABV: 10.28%
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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brystmar (1118) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Black tea is unmistakeable. Roasty underneath, hints of acetone, oddly spiced & balanced. Weird.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (5906) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle at Marciero. Pitch black and shiny, great head. Fruity nose, some citrus, some Belgian yeast it seems, a bit of tangy funk. Fruity, funky, spicy, bitter ass astringent, coffee, grapes. Spicy and nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buongiorgio00 (582) - - JAN 24, 2014
Imperial stout davvero incredibile, con un gusto vertiginoso che ti travolge con mille sfaccettature diverse: cioccolato amaro, espresso, leggere sfumature di tabacco, note di frutta scura e un intrigante sentore acido-acetico che ne esalta ancora di più il carattere. Per niente ortodossa, ma buonissma.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1131) - - JAN 23, 2014
Draft. Dark ruby with very little head. Aroma is prune juice and a little red wine. Taste is heavy on prunes, barnyard funk, light vinegar and wine notes. Vague bitter chocolate as well. Medium sticky palate with little carb. Very complex but not all that enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (373) - SPAIN - JAN 23, 2014
Color negro con reflejos caoba y espuma beige densa y generosa. Aromas de frutos rojos, vainilla y tostados. en boca se inicia con una mezcla dulce y ligeramente ácida muy afrutada, a lo que sigue un amargor seco y tostado intenso que es lo que mas se nota en el regusto. Muy rica.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HoppyBrewnette (15) - - JAN 14, 2014
2012 A: very dark chocolate brown color with little to no head, just a tea stained bubbly ring around the rim. The depth of the color is deceptive; you anticipate a heaviness, like an imperial stout; you are taken by surprise by the balance. S: chocolate and dark fruits F:Bitter like dark cocoa and espresso beans, balsamic vinegar sourness. Reminds me of a very dark, full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with tobacco character. M: Medium bodied with a mouthfeel that is not overwhelming, syrupy, or dry. Soft carbonation at the end. Pairs well with sweet foods. The beer cuts through the sweetness. Conversely, the sweetness softens the acidic aftertaste that would have otherwise lingered. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Biganon (4) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
Dark, beige-white head, strong alcoholic smell, rotten fruit taste with wine note and subtle aftertaste, full, lasting palate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rbrazell (1457) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Draft at Redlight. Flat deep brown almost black pour with no head. Aroma of licorice, leather, plums, figs with hints of roasted malts. Light body with similar flavors and drying through the finish. Pass.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2187) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 19, 2013
On tap at BitterCreek Ale house black with no head. Sweet pitted fruit aroma. Sweet dark roast and the tea comes through a bit but not so much the pepper. Interesting. Sock and smooth palate.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frahmo (224) - Idaho, USA - DEC 19, 2013
On tap at bittercreek. Peppery with a stone fruit background. Hints of bitter chocolate throughout. Light body, dry on the tongue.


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