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

bottled
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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
darbeer75 (121) - 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;

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (5562) - 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,

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flying_pig (1304) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (1522) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2015
Swing-top bottle 33cl. (batch 2014). Pitch black, thick one finger frothy tan head, very cappuccini-like, diminishing slowly, good lacing; aroma is roasted malts, dried dark fruits, cocoa, coffee, cloves, laurel, cinnamon, light vanilla; smooth taste, heavy sweet, light bitter, with a long duration, chocolate, coffee, fruity, spicy; full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste is sweetbitter, coffee, spicy notes; alcohol well-hidden, very smooth mouthfeel, very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClubGonzo (4998) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle from bieresgourmet.be webshop. Pours a deep brown, near-black body with a large rocky light beige head. Nose is chocolate, licorice, tar, vanilla, cinnamon, caramel and hints of herbs, tobacco and coffee. Taste is chocolate, cinnamon, black tea, pepper, tobacco, herbs and hints of licorice, coffee, tar and ashes. Full body, medium carbonation. Interesting stuff; a more unconventional flavor profile than most imperial stouts out there. Perhaps not utterly amazing, but still very nice. And props to BMF for creating some very original beers indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (2345) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle shared at just passed the milestones tasting. Hazy dark brown with fizzy dark beige head. Lots of herbs up front, spicy yeast, sweet grains, soft chocolate, fresh leaves, minerals, grassy and peppery. Light sweet and medium herbal bitter. Over medium bodied with fizzy carbonation and light chili burn. Very unusual stuff, more like a dark saison. Very spicy and peppery, I quite like this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (7434) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015
33cl bottle shared courtesy of Maakun. Thin creamy tan head. clear deep burgundy pour. A bit too herbal and this for a russian imperial stout. Nice effort

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (8508) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Maakun at the Get Kermis to 8k tasting. Pours dark brown with a big beige head. Aroma is heavy herbal, vegetal, tobacco, slightly burnt malt, light roasty, caramel, light pepper and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2738) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2015
A dark brown color with a beige head. The flavor contains some caramel, tea, and vanilla maybe some faint chocolate and nutmeg. The flavor is slightly bitter with some caramel and coffee flavors coming through. I didn’t actually smell any coffee aromas so that was a bit weird. The palate is a bit thin for an imperial stout style. Overall this is pretty good seems more like a jacked up brown ale than a true stout but hard to classify really.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3980) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Dark beer with a large foamy beige head. Roasted grains, chocolate and pepper in the nose. Lots of sweet chocolate, vanilla bean, ash, and a bit of pepper heat. Some sweetened coffee in the finish. Really full mouth feel. Different flavors for a impy stout..


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