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

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RATINGS: 491   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 (11796) - Chicago, 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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyldeturkey101 (135) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3832) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (3162) - 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,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2594) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lupuLust (239) - Freiburg, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2016
#22 at bastardas blindtasting - 02.12.2016 - bottle from Daniel - Tasting notes: spicy, pepper?, vanilla, coriander

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerowl80 (312) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThreeCats (879) - ISRAEL - NOV 26, 2016
Very bark clear brown with tan head. Aroma is interesting, chocolate and pepper, some red wine, unusual for an imperial stout. Taste has a lot of roast, chocolate, and coffee, but the dominating wine notes seem to distract from that. As a classic imperial stout, it’s not very good. As a cuvee, it is interesting, but the combination of chocolate, coffee, ash, and sour notes is not the best. It’s obviously a beer of a very particular niche, and I’m not sure how many people would truly enjoy it. I prefer a classic example myself...

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Korcz (1791) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 14, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Niepijalny syf z osadem jak Edi...

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (2013) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 30, 2016
On tap Mastro Birraio, Trieste-Italy with Dimitrij. Black pour with caramel highlights, crazy ivory foam with retention. Nose: BFM signature! Tomato, Parmesan a bit, fruity. Mouth: wow! Lovely! Brett, sweet pleasant molasses, dry finish of plums! Yes! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (687) - Lyon, FRANCE - OCT 29, 2016
Inattendue mais pas aussi bonne que ce à quoi je m’attendais. Le nez est déjà surprenant, plein de levures, assez houblonné (on dirait une black IPA), notes boisées (genre chêne), quelques agrumes, un fond café. La bouche est surprenante également : attaque boisée, légèrement acide, pas mal de levures vites soutenues par les houblons verts et agrumes. Peu de vraie torréfaction mais une certaine amertume noire. Assez surprenante.


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