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


on tap

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RATINGS: 443   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.

Grovlam's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4187) - Copenhagen, - JAN 13, 2008
Bottle. [Great two day tasting session @ Papsoe] Huge light brown thick and creamy head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Muddy black like color. Aroma of light sweet chocolate and coffee. Light fruit. Over the palate some wood, roasted malt, dried fruit. Medium to full bodied with an average carbonation and somewhat alcoholic and thick texture. Moderated to heavy sweet flavor with some bitter notes. Roasted malt and light chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClubGonzo (4902) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (2055) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (7196) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (8084) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2723) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3866) - 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..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4153) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2015
On tap at Mother Lambic, Brussels. Dark amber/ brown color- good foam. Medium/ high aroma intensity ; red berries, malt, caramel, some lightly roasted aromas. Also some caramel and vanilla in the finish. Medium / full body & complexity . Good sourness, some bitterness . Very Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (4597) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle from Drinks of the World. Dark black body with tan head. Nose is malty, sweet, molasses. Taste is malts, plums, fruits, good stuff and licorice. Very cream. Nice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (6305) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
Sample at SBWF 2015. Almost black with a tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, light tobacco, coffee and light spices. A bit on the sweet side and with a full body. A bit different but quite tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (2355) - DENMARK - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown close to black with a large light brown head with good retention and lace. Nose has some sourness, wood, red grapes, cocoa. Flavour has wood, chocolate, vanilla, light tannins, walnut, mould, warming alcohol, barnyard, electrical fire, light tobacco. Full body, soft mouthfeel, soft sweetness, medium bitter and light/medium sour. Good mouthfeel and carries the alcohol well. Ok to try, not that much my thing though.

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