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

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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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4.8
77ships (11413) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
#2100 Rating celebrated by a beer from the Swiss Fantôme.

Pours a very dark mahogany brown with a big café au lait head, very creamy & slowly collapsing.

Nose is slightly tart, very creamy cacao, milk chocolate & chocolate milk, red fruit, café au lait.

Taste is tart, red fruit, not over tartness but mellow, highly enjoyable, sweet creamy milk chocolate, chocolate milk, small red current touch, souring bacteria, small hint, inkling red grape, although I know that it sound dreadful but sour milk in a good way (if such a description can exist) certainly comes to mind, less over in the tart department etc. than the brett but more balanced, easier, intensely drinkable & highly enjoyable.

Very creamy & very easy to drink.

I am certain that the low scores on here are justified with a lot of BFM stuff being infected, I blame bad separation between their sours & non-sours but who knows? I don’t believe that this beer is supposed to be sour etc. All I can say that this aged keg was exceptional and had just the perfect balance of this going.

(2010 Vintage / 25 cl. draft @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas)

4.6
dwyerpg (6462) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Aroma is maybe slightly peppery. Looks nice. This has a definite twangy bite to it that lifts you’re tongue .flavor has some sour cherry as well. Certainly doesn’t seem 10%. Very good.

4.6
HoppyBrewnette (16) - - JAN 14, 2014
2012 A: very dark chocolate brown color with little to no head, just a tea stained bubbly ring around the rim. The depth of the color is deceptive; you anticipate a heaviness, like an imperial stout; you are taken by surprise by the balance. S: chocolate and dark fruits F:Bitter like dark cocoa and espresso beans, balsamic vinegar sourness. Reminds me of a very dark, full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with tobacco character. M: Medium bodied with a mouthfeel that is not overwhelming, syrupy, or dry. Soft carbonation at the end. Pairs well with sweet foods. The beer cuts through the sweetness. Conversely, the sweetness softens the acidic aftertaste that would have otherwise lingered. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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