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


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RATINGS: 423   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 (8484) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (4782) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3454) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2015
Small beige head black pour medium carbonation aromas pine floral yeast citrus spice clove chocolate caramel the flavours chocolate resin caramel clove citrus dark tastes very pleasing cocoa crisp hops floral touch medium bitter anise mint the finish best flavours malts good hop notes lasting bitter resin different but very tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (1690) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle from Drinks of the World, Geneva. Pours mahogany with a cream head. A surprisingly fruity aroma with pineapple and coffee. The taste starts sweet with resinous pine notes and light spice before roasted malt flavours come in on the much more bitter finish. Coffee and chocolate in there. I’d say this was verging on being a black IPA, which is no criticism. Very tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (454) - Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Aroma of tea, tobacco, some ash, mild hoppiness, taste is tea, oil, some hoppiness, mild alcohol, rather flat beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2332) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
scirtes (41) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (397) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Sparf (148) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RyanK (240) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mario_giri (122) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Wunderschönes dunkles rouge. Vielfältige Fruchtaromen, Kakao, Kaffee. Super ausgewogen süss-sauer-bitter. Herrlich langer Abgang. Ein Superbier.

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