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


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RATINGS: 412   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
11.2 oz brown swing-top bottle. Brewed with cane sugar, Sarawak pepper, Russian tea, and Bourbon vanilla. It pours a dense ink black with an amazing looking dual tone caramel/tan head. There is a line going through it that separates the two different colors. It is thick and foamy with a bit of froth. It recedes decently quickly leaving just a little lacing but a nice froth atop the beer. This beer doesn’t say it is barrel aged but it kind of smells like it. It is probably form the nice bit of vanilla you get. The tea and the pepper bring a nice spice to the mix. This is above a nice chocolatey stout base. The flavor is interesting. It is a bit too tangy than what I normally liek for the style and perhaps a bit sweet but it has a nice flavor. The sweetness levels as you go. There is a nice dose of coffee and smoke, rich sweet chocolate, spiciness some dark fruit, and residual cane sugar. The alcohol isn’t completely hidden, but not a burden. The tea plays a role in the after taste with a nice dryness. This one has some amazing and interesting flavors. It is a bit thin for an imperial stout, but the mouthfeel is still pretty decent it has a unique dryness in the finish perhaps form the tannic tea. It is kind of a wonky beer, it looks and smells amazing, and tastes pretty good too but it is a bit on the odd side for mouthfeel. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-02-2010 23:17:46

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1490) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2004) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ejh8 (89) - - OCT 30, 2014
Combo of a lot of stuff pepper malts Tasted at a beer tasting. bad after taste but a rich taste to begin with that reaks of a cold night drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (938) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 30, 2014
BOTTLE 33 CL from CH-303. Look: almost opaque black, beige frothy head. Aroma: intense, hoppy, "green", herbal/peppery, citrus/lemony and hints of cloves. Light alcohol notes. Very little black malts and some light fruity notes at the very end. Taste: again full of hoppy, peppery flavours, zesty and lemony, totally overwhelming the roast and sweetness of a stout. Light astringent acidity, zesty/peppery bitterness in the finish. Easy drinking body.

A unique and somewhat bizarre stout, roughly in the Belgian style, with "green" flavours totally dominating the malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2014
Haand 2014. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, hop, berries. Flavour is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, hop, berries, caramel, alcohol. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (516) - Poznan, POLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Dobry, solidny Imperial Stout, ale niczym nie zachwyca, nie jest fenomenalny i perfekcyjny. Na pewno warto spróbować, ale nie jest o nigdzie blisko tego co można z tego stylu wycisnąć. Jest bardzo wodnisty i lekki jak na ten styl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ipamonger (73) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
Pours a very dark black-ruby, with a very thin, fleeting head. Aromas of malt, roast, vanilla, and chocolate. Taste is sweet over bitter over salty-umami. A great sour finish with the tea. Dry too. A beer that quenches as you slowly sip along. Quite an achievement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (8450) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2014
Poured black with light brown head. Chocolate malt aroma. Taste is rich chocolate and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rouhlas (310) - GREECE - OCT 19, 2014
From tap at BierCab, Barcelona. Black color with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate, light alcoholic and kind of perfume. Taste is sweet and bitter, roasted malty and alcoholic again. Almost medium body, oily with average carbonation and alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3347) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
En fût au Saint-Bock. Petite tulipe bien foncée, entre le brun et le noir. Un anneau comme représentation mousseuse. Un nez de cola à l’italienne avec des petits fruits et quelque chose comme un mélange de poivre, d’anis et de réglisse. Une bouche passablement épicée, vaguement sauvage, peu chocolatée ou même impériale, avec cette sensation épicée qui n’est pas désagréable ni charmante mais assez singulière ou unique. Un corps trop pétillant qui n’est cependant jamais trop mince. Une finale épicée/mentholée/médicamenteuse qui me laisse songeur. En fait, ce truc, bien éloigné du stout impérial tel que je le connais, n’est pas fait pour mon palais. Ceci dit, je vois cette dégustation comme une expérience enrichissante.

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