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

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RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alister (10) - - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15381) - 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

4.3
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (4559) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2724) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bill Becker (548) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2130) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Ölföreningen 2015. Smak och doft av humle, svarta vinbär, rostad malt, peppar, tobak och lakrits. Lagom sötma, stor beska med smak av grapefrukt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TizzleJizzle (731) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2015
11.15 oz bottle. Poured an opaque black with yeast sedimentation and a tan head that dissipated in about a minute. Taste of dark chocolate, vanilla, boozy, with a dry bitter finish. Average carbonation, medium body. Not bad for my first beer from Switzerland.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-bier drucken med ölföreningen. Någonstans mellan IS och IBIPA. Jäst och fenoler, svarta vinbär, beskt kärv utan att bli svår, aska, peppar, lakrits och tabak. Trevlig och lite annorlunda smakbild med en hel del karaktär. Kanske aningen astringent.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (5291) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Strange fruity tart kind of porter. Maroon pour with OK head and lacing. Light sweet finish. Only a hint of roast. The pepper makes for a vegetable sourness but doesn’t leave much spiciness. Cask at Churchkey.


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