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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.


Finwe's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finwe (426) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (3448) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Way under rated here...Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy tan head. Aromas of dark malts, tobacco, and some funk. Flavors of sour barrel, dark malts and fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1288) - ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting. Deep brown with a big beige head. Aroma of chocolate, dried fruits, nuts and alcohol. Medium sweet, flavors of prunes, berries, roasted malt, nuts, licorice, vanilla, light tartness. Medium-bodied, smooth. Not a typical RIS, but still quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (1061) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks zvsn. 2015 batch. Opaque brown with big brownish head. Aroma of salty snack and cola, a bit soapy. Sourish flavor with notes of salty snack, soapy, some roastiness, a bit nutty. Full-bodied. Not really an IS but kind of American strong ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (10229) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks zvsn. 2015 batch. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma of roast, nuts, dark fruits, caramel, a bit of alcohol. Sweet flavor, slightly sourish, with caramel, roast, nuts, some dark fruits, an alcoholic note and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Not very Imperial Stout-ish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopmaestro (986) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2016
Aroma is dark. slightly burnt, malts. Wee licorice and dark fruits. Taste brings roasted, slightly burnt malts with a little sour red berry lingering underneath. Chocolate and dark coffee. There’s pretty much going on in here, but nothing is really allowed to show off. Wee peppery, but I don’t catch any vanilla at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1864) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2016
Dark brown with a big beige head. Aroma is chocolate and fruits but there is also some sulfur comparable to the one on matches. Taste is moderately sweet with a delicate sourness. It isn’t a typical stout at all. I would compare it to the rest of BFM beers but without intensity and with a bit sulfur. Not the best beer from this brewer.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (920) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2016
Black brown color with beige foam layer. Light acidic nose. The taste is roasty and dark malty. A little aggressive roasty. Light vinegar aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1521) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with red/maroon highlights; the head is tight-grained, cinnamon, and solid, and we have visible floaters in the beer, about the size of a flake of loose tea. Nose is milk chocolate, black pepper, and black tea; somewhat subdued. Rqather sweet on the front of the tongue; vanilla, espresso, and chocolate predominant. As it moves towards the back, tea and pepper kicks in. It’s not actually very dry; a liqueur-like syrupy sweetness remains with a hint of liquorice. Low carbonation. Finish is medium and warm with some ashy, peppery bitterness. Interesting, but nowhere near as extreme as it would like to pretend.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (648) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle from Beers’n’more. Surprisingly hoppy for an imperial stout, yet not lacking dessert sweetness. Soft, smooth and sweet on the tongue. Well-hidden alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (142) - Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Very dark brown, almost black with tan head. Aroma of light vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate. Dark tea, bitter chocolate, light pepper, light vanilla, toasty malt, tobacco, spice, and dark fruit flavors. Starts off a little sweet on the tip of the tongue and then proceeds to a more dry and bitter finish. Alcohol is well-hidden for 10.3 ABV. Rather unique. Nice bottle.


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