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Brewed by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Imperial Stout
Saignelégier, Switzerland
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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (10991) - 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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (6737) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2016
Complete black color with a fine frothy beige head. Good intensity in the aroma. Medium to full body and a soft carbonation. Ok sweetness and a bit oily texture. Chocolate, berries, some spices and some sour notes in the flavor. Complex and a bit weird beer.
[Bottle from a trade with Bov]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9225) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle at Craigs. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of brown sugar, chocolate, toffee. Taste is fruity, berries, light roast and spices. Chocolate on the finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep brown, nose is sugary, toffee, chocolate, taste is similar, dry.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cokemonkey11 (457) - - JUN 1, 2016
Keg, 1/3 pint. Pours black with a medium amber brown head subsiding slowly. Scent is Belgian dubbel, cloves and bananas. Pepper. Taste is strong herbs and pepper with a medium herbal malty body. Medium sweet. Very good. Slightly sticky finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (3254) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2016
Bottle from Beers & More, Zürich. Aroma is sweet dark malt, caramel, dark chocolate, dark fruits, berries, black tea. Flavour is sweet with a decent bitterness in the finish. Body is medium. Not full at all, rather light for an Imp. Stout. Decent but not great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (2051) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle 0.33l from Drink of the World Zurich, Switzerland. 06.05.2016. Pour it dark color with small white head. Aroma lots of dark fruits, some coffee as well. Taste starts with kind of fizzy carbonation, very well hidden alcohol, sweet dark fruits, some roasted coffee, tobacco, dark chocolate, finish interesting bitterish, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (20699) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Keg at salty horse... Dark brown.. Thin white lacing... Soft sweet.. Dark toffee fruit nose.. Soft sweet floral... Dark dry roast Dark... yeasty malts.. Bready finish

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
budedou (769) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - APR 27, 2016
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4348) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle from Taniguchi. BFM Cuvée Alex le Rouge 10.276% A Jurassian Imperial Stout whatever that means. A deep black with a light beige head. An aroma of chewy oatmeal bars and savoury chocolate. Medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. The initial taste is roasty chocolate before giving you a fruity bitterness. Good stuff that gives you a surprising amount of berry flavor midway between raspberry and strawberry.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Floodom (118) - POLAND - MAR 23, 2016
Batch 2015. Barwa ciemnobrązowa, piana beżowa, zostawiająca ślad na szkle. W aromacie dużo wanilii, suszonych owoców i przypraw, ponadto mleczna czekolada, co zaskakuje to kompletny brak alkoholu. Bardzo przyjemny. W smaku przyprawowe, kawowe, palone, na drugim planie likierowy alkohol przyjemnie grzejący przełyk. Goryczka niska. Piwo gęste, oleiste. Niskie wysycenie.


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