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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 420   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 308   ABV: 10.28%
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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.


Cascade8's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cascade8 (45) - Tampere, - MAR 20, 2011
Aroma: Lambic/Sour ale-like sourness, Fruit. Mouthfeel: Medium.bodied. Taste: light, some roastiness that carries the flavour, Slight sweetness. Overall: Very enjoyable and balanced, and surprising beer. A nice one, but not certainly an IS.


3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (450) - Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Aroma of tea, tobacco, some ash, mild hoppiness, taste is tea, oil, some hoppiness, mild alcohol, rather flat beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2261) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Draft at the one mile house NYC after battling through Chinatown. Deep black color with nice hoppy malty taste. Very good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
scirtes (24) - POLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Batch 2014, bottle (33 cl). Brownish black, with beige head. Aromas of rosted malts, chocolate and some fruits. Medium sweet, medium to high bitterness. Long, pleasant finish. Enjoyable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (389) - FRANCE - FEB 5, 2015
Brune foncée presque noir, fine mousse noisette. Nez de bois, de vanille, d’épices, poivre, cuir, houblons résineux, très très complexe. La bouche est également très complexe sur le café le choclat, les épices, la vanille, le pin. Presque trop complexe, c’est un peu le bordel et la foire aux gouts. Très bon et très interssant malgré tout. Forte amertume, bonne carbo, corps interessant.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Sparf (142) - Östersund, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
Tydligt vinös doft med tobak, stall och litet söt kola. Svart brygd och ett väldigt kort skum. Söt smak med en kärvt vinaktig syra. Mysko och unikt. En ganska tunn malt som kombineras med mörk, torkad frukt och aning kakao. Inte alls god. Som en blandning av öl och läsk. Jolmig eftersmak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RyanK (236) - Rhode Island, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pours dark black with a small tan head, light penetrates easily, unfiltered. Smells bitter, roasted malts, some notes of vanilla and pepper. Medium bodied mouth-feel that hides a the decent level of carbonation, Weird mix of flavors, tea gives a nice, cool mouth-feel elements of pepper and vanilla on there. Strong bitter malt hides the high abv cool and worth trying at a more reasonable price than I got it for.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mario_giri (112) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Wunderschönes dunkles rouge. Vielfältige Fruchtaromen, Kakao, Kaffee. Super ausgewogen süss-sauer-bitter. Herrlich langer Abgang. Ein Superbier.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkoNm (987) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - DEC 18, 2014
Pours a deep black color, topped with a generous beige colored head. Mild aroma of roasted malts, some coffee notes, later on some pleasant caramel and chocolate. Taste starts sweet, slightly fruity and with some chocolate notes. Bittery finish, mild. Very nice, mild and drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1663) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
On tap at Saint-Bock. Pours a nice black with a thin beige head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of dark fruits infused chocolate. Taste is of dark fruits, chocolate and lightly spicy. Body is medium, carbonation too and I felt that it drank pretty easy. Overall a good but atypical imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2152) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
On tap at Saint-Bock. Pours dark brown with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of caramel, malt, sugar. Taste is of caramel, malt, fruits, some sugar, spices. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Fruits, spices. Not really drinkable. Original.


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