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Brewed by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Style: Imperial Stout
Saignelégier, Switzerland
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RATINGS: 500   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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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phillybass (116) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
An unusual stout in that it has a lot of malt character. Not much head or aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.1
rami_pl (3474) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 29, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Cuvée Alex Le Rouge (2016) by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) at Powiśle
Herbata mocno. Pieprz tez. Ris niemocno, ciala niewiele. Herbata a la taniny. Ufo, ale raczej sympatyczne, mimo, ze nie pod moj gust. Ciekawe
Rami Rami: Alko zniknelo

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erikaraeb (228) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2017
Almost like a smoky biscuit. Vanilla and pepper definitely come through; otherwise, flavours of malt, smoke, chocolate, and nuts. Smells of potpourri, but in an appealing way, not your grandma’s-foyer-sort of way. Like most BFM beers, perhaps not to everyone’s taste and definitely not your typical imp stout, but I’m a huge fan

3.3
alex_leit (4124) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 26, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy dark brown, good foam. Aroma: malt, coffee, caramel, dried fruits, a little ash. Taste: sweet, wild, aspirin, caramel, prunes,dried apples, bitterness, very strange.

2.9
mrol (330) - - APR 25, 2017
Pours with a dark brown body with a thin head with some lacing. It’s smokey with sweet malt notes and a little roast. Medium bodied and smooth.

3.7
zimbo (961) - SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2017
Fizzy pour. Light body and not intensely black. Light. Very light bodied for the abv. Big creamy head. Malty spikey roasty spicy caramel coffee nose. Seems a growing trend for this lightish spritzy Euro stouts with high ABV. Definitely unique and individual but could do with more density for me.

3.1
vbaudry (153) - - MAR 30, 2017
Spicy coffee-y smell. Attack a bit light but develops a very contained pepper aroma and a too subtle vanilla note, that I won’t have found if I hadn’t read the ingredients. Couldn’t find the russian tea anywhere. Body is definitely not heavy enough for an imperial stout. No finish at all except a very small bitterness and a bit of warmness after 30s, probably due to the spice.

3.2
Jashiu (1324) - 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

3.9
Evilkniamhel (955) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - 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.

3.8
AshtonMcCobb (6614) - 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.

3.2
thepatrickman (1358) - Jevington, 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...


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