mike67 (1287) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2018 crossovert (14134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
330 ml bottle. Pours black with tall, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt, dark fruit, sour dough and some hops. Body is full and slightly crisp. Taste is chocolate, toasted malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, vanilla and herbal hops. Finish is long and dry. So so brew. Maracuja05 (2056) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2017
19-11-17 // bottle sharing in Frankfurt. Clear dark brown. Small beige head. Light creamy mouthfeel. Mild cara malt, more roasted malts. Some coffee, mild vanilla. Quite light. BeerViking (5132) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2017
Batch 2016 bottle from the duty-free shop (hah!) at Basel airport. Near-black with a fine tan foam and a sweet treacle and creamy-yeasty nose reminiscent almost of Hefeweizen if it weren't for the faintly drying note of alcohol. Rich and sweet, yet with a creamy-dry overlay. Notes of cocoa, tar, vanilla and burnt treacle, with hints of pepper and bitter chocolate in the finish. Lovely! GhostS (545) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 14, 2017
Aromă medie, mult malț ușor prăjit, cereale prăjite, lemn ușor ars, cafea măcinată învechită, ceva fructe negre.
Gust mediu dulce de zahăr siropos ușor ars, mult malț prăjit, puțin malț ars, amăreală arsă, puțină cafea și lemn ars.
Bună, cu multă arsură plăcută, dar cu un gust dulce artificial. BHMarc (12) - - OCT 8, 2017
Dark, thick head. Great flavors of dry fruit, malt, Mexican chocolate. Lightly hopped and slightly sweet.
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rami_pl (4792) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 29, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2017 Rami Rami is drinking a Cuvée Alex Le Rouge (2016) by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) at Powiśle
erikaraeb (325) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2017
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
Rami Rami is drinking a Cuvée Alex Le Rouge by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) at Moeder Lambic Fontainas
Ciemne owoce, winne klimaty, jalowcowo-lesne intensywne nuty, kwasnosc, drewno, przyprawy, calosc zlozona i intensywna. Chyba 2015. 3.9, mrr
zostawiam ocene z nowego, stamten w butli mial 3.1
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 alex_leit (5247) - 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. mrol (355) - - 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. zimbo (982) - 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.