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


on tap

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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 308   ABV: 10.28%
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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Jashiu (1404) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JAN 24, 2017
330ml bottle shared @Pulapka, Gdansk

Aroma of raisins, dates and plums. Some slight coffee scents, maybe a hint of chocolate.
Taste is a bit red fruit sour and coffee bitter.
Low body

Evilkniamhel (1043) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2017
From bottle. Pours opaque dark brown, chinks of Amber coming through, frothy espresso head. Nose of toast and marmite, dark chocolate, red fruit. Taste is strong coffee, more chocolate, more toast.

AshtonMcCobb (6943) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle from Appellation Wines.
Appearance - opaque black with some red chinks. Lovely fawn head.
Nose - burnt bread and chocolate. Burnt toffee.
Taste - more burnt bread and dark chocolate but hazelnuts come through even more.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long elegant finish.
Overall - lovely stout.

thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2017
On tap. For an imperial stout, this hit all of the wrong notes -- it was thin, tart, and earthy, and I didn’t get much of any chocolate or roasted flavors. I wonder if it was aged too long or something, although it looked like a fresh keg. Strange stuff...

wyldeturkey101 (148) - - JAN 7, 2017
pours into a deep dark body with a creamy head. the aroma is a good simple and almost subtle spice and it’s easy to pick up some chocolate there as well. the flavour of the beer is more complex, the description suggested a tobacco flavour that i didn’t pick up on at first, after a few sips the flavour builds up in the after taste and then breaks into the full on flavour of the drink, this joins the vanila spice and the chocolate. this is truly a great drink, and will surely have it again and i’m thankful to get a chance to try it again.

edgallow (4550) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle pours black with a very thin off white head. Aroma of grains , cocoa and some sour notes. Taste is vanilla chocolate and a little spice

hawanna (3375) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2017
0,33 l swing top bottle Batch 2016
vanilla, cereal, roasty, dark brown - black color, creamy brown foam head. Spicy beer, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

trapped (3651) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 21, 2016
Draught @ Owl Farm. Opaque dark brown with very small frothy beige head, faint berry like aroma, low carbonation, sweetish black tea/mocha taste with a bit of fruity flavor, slight kick from the pepper, smooth body, long sweetish finish with some pepper aftertaste. Smooth, a bit too sweet.

lupuLust (342) - Franke(n) im Breisgau, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2016
#22 at bastardas blindtasting - 02.12.2016 - bottle from Daniel - Tasting notes: spicy, pepper?, vanilla, coriander

Beerowl80 (389) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2016
Keg. Pours dark brown. Aroma of roast malts, burnt wood, vanilla and dark chocolate. Moderate sweet and bitter. A little thinner than I’d prefer in an imp stout but enjoyable.

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