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


on tap

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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.

Finwe's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finwe (420) - Grankulla, - SEP 22, 2012
330ml bottle from Alko Arkadia. Pours pitch black with a tan head.Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. Slight tone of alcohol. Good IS, but not exquisite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (4348) - 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 (6201) - 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 (2267) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Inbreak (3130) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
24.05.2014, 0,33l bottle sampled @ HaandFestival:
Small slightly fizzy shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish, sour coffee, hay, grass, roasted grain, hops, leafs, sour licorice. Taste is slightly sweet grainy, sugar, wet grain, sour coffee, harsh grass, hay, cardboard, old leafs. Medium bitterness, dry harsh mouthfeel. Meh!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alister (12) - - JUL 22, 2015
Tap @ fine mousse. Jet black no head. Sweet nose. First taste chocolate and phenolic. A little pepper and spices (cloves/cinnamon) on the finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle, at Haand Festival. Dark brown and unclear in the glass, with a small head. Cocoa, spices, pepper, chocolate, brown sugar and a faint touch of coffee in the aroma, complex and lovely. The flavor is pretty much the same, with even more focus on the chocolate. Spices, cocoa, sugar and some coffee, with a warming alcohol touch too. Full body. Spiced, chocolatey finish with lots of cocoa. This was sure nice. 140524

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marthares (53) - - MAY 16, 2015
Indeed, a "JURAssian imperial stout", not just ’an’ imperial stout... Pours dark brown almost black with thin beige head; smell of fresh red fruits, biscuits, tastes lightly sour, perfect body (thick enough but not heavy which is surprising for a 10% abv), mellow in the mouth, has something of a chocolate cake with cherry jam, notes of dark chocolate, dark berries, long bitter aftertaste, bitter cocoa, light notes of roasted coffee. Frighteningly easy to drink for such a strong brew. An UNBELIEVABLE beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (4762) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2015
(bottle) darkest rown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of peaches, dark chocolate and brown sugar, with lots of fudge, some yeast and almond milk. flavour is mostly roasted malts, cherry stones and strawberries, with some caramel, walnuts and a slightly tart roasted-bitter finsh. medium- to heavy-bodied with soft carbonaion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2765) - NORWAY - MAY 6, 2015
On tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels, march 15th 2015. Black body, small beige head. Aroma of vanilla, tar, cocoa. Taste is light peppery with dark malts, raw vanilla, plums. Pleasant spicy and herbal finish, with a bittersweet fruit aftertaste. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bill Becker (582) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 5, 2015
2014 Pours an extremely dark brown with a good head of tan foam. Lacing is okay. I get notes of spicy pepper and what seems like a fruity tartness. Peppery for sure. Some roasted malt, bitter chocolate, vanilla. overall tastes, I can only describe as rough. Full bodied with great carbonation. Strange taster of the style. Doesn’t exactly hit my palate right.

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