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


on tap

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RATINGS: 481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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.

michael-pollack's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
330ml Bottle: Aroma of dark malts, pepper, ash, slight tobacco, slight tea, slight roasting, and slight vanilla. Poured black in color with a very large, dense, rocky, brown head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of tart fruit, dark malts, slight pepper, light vanilla, light roasting, slight caramel, and slight tea. Medium body. Slightly chalky texture. Soft carbonation. Acidic, roasted, light caramel finish is a little chalky. 10+%ABV is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (1579) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2016
Keg @Salt Horse, Edinburgh. [Ratings Backlog:May] Pours brown, slight red tinge, off white head. Nose is sweet, dark sugar, toffee and fruity, the taste is along the same lines.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
johndoughty (5006) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2016
Bottle. Rating number 5K and what an experience. Bought from the wonderful Cotteridge Wines.Shopping here is an out of the world experience. The owners Jaz and Kal are gentlemen in the true sense of the word and have helped me expand my beer horizons like nobody else has. This beer comes in a swing top bottle. Lovely black appearance with a massive head that took time to dissipate. Lovely creamy flavour with a floral background. Very smooth without the sharp bitterness that beers of this style can have. Very easy to drink considering its strength. A monumental beer. Thanks again Jaz and Kal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimeon (60) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 9, 2016
A: Pours dark blackish red with a very faint head. Some sediment floating around. Hints of marmite and oak on the nose. T: Dark roasted malts, with berry-like fruitiness and a grip from the oak influence. Other fruits, such as peach and guava are also in the background. P: Long finish of fruits and dark malts, with very little discernible bitterness. Excellent beer. The dark fruits and summer fruits don’t always match up perfectly, however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (2512) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2016
Donker bruin bier met een kleine off white schuim kraag. Ruikt geroosterd, fruitig, hop. Smaakt geroosterd, koffie, chocolade, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (2692) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2016
Troebele chocolade bruine kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig mout, chocolade. Smaakt chocolade, koffie, mout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LibaMaltas (4) - SPAIN - OCT 9, 2016 does not count
Aunque pueda parecer extraño hacer una Imperial Stout con un toque Sour, lo cierto es que el resultado es una cerveza mucho mejor de lo que cabría esperar. Primero se aprecia más el toque Sour pero, a medida que la vamos degustando, pasan a apreciarse más los matices del estilo Imperial Stout. La recomiendo - aunque sólo sea para experimentar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1460) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Black color. One-finger thick, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, dark plums , vanilla, some alcohol. Sweet taste , full of chocolate and dark fruits. Warming alcohol at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (1048) - MOns, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2016
Robe brune foncée, peu de mousse. Nez puissant et complexe sur des notes chocolatée, du café froid, pointe de houblon et de malt sur un fond d’amande. Bouche à l’attaque acidulée, note de café, belle bulle acidulée, longue finale complexe. Une beau stout classique

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3915) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle from cotteridge wines. Black colour with a thin beige head. Aroma has toffee soft stewed fruit, a touch of heat and vanilla. Taste mid sweet with a sweet finish. Thick body, low carbonation with warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (4452) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours black, thin off-white head. Aroma is cocoa, soft treacle, vanilla traces. Taste is smooth, with good cocoa, light liquorice and some fruity moments. Rather nice.

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