Cuvée Alex Le Rouge (Jurassian Imperial Stout) - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
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4.35/5 rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This pours a very dark and has a nice tone of deep ruby redness that only reveals itself when held to a bright light. The head is a tick, rich and very long lived with a texture reminiscent of memory foam. The lacing is very fine and consistent
The nose is very imperial with a sour overtone that blends with alcohol, bread, smoked malt, chocolate, ginger and coffee.
The taste is a sweet malty experience that fades to a complex alcohol based experience. The fruitiness and alcohol combine for a surprisingly effective base to build flavors of bread, raisins, chocolate, coffee and cherries.
The moutfeel is rich and settles fully across the palate.
Overall this is a very good example of what is an Imperial Stout..
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 21:27:31 | More by AtrumAnimus
2.35/5 rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
I purchased this not all that long ago at Hunger-n-Thirst while Mughugger was working in the bottle shop. I really had no immediate plans to drink it, but this afternoon has become "Russia at Chez Wody" and I am not only not apologizing for it, but I am advancing in the face of the enemy!
From the bottle: "Batch 2013"; "Jurassian Imperial Stout brewed with Black Pepper, Vanilla & Tea"; "Extremely Complex"; "This Cuvee was created in the honor of the Jurassian revolutionist Alex Le Rouge. Enjoy this wonderful Cuvee at about 10-12 Celcius (50-53 F), with a crunch of bitter chocolate or a Cigar. Cuvee Alex Le Rouge can be sequestrated for a few years in a cellar."
No cigars for this asthmatic and since I don't really dig chocolate, I am flying solo on this mission. Man, the bottle top with its rubber gasket really popped open with aloud "Pop!" I sat back, awaiting a gusher or some other sort of malfeasance, yet nothing. Hmmm. Looking into the open neck felt like staring into the barrel of a loaded revolver. I was nervous, but unwavering. I gave it a gentle pour and still came up with a finger of deep-tan head with limited retention. Nose smelled more like a Saison than an RIS! The black pepper was huge as was an earthy mustiness, perhaps from the the tea, perhaps from the yeast, maybe from both. Color was a cola-brown (SRM = > 27, < 34) and garnet highlights. This is a Russian?!? I laugh in the face of Yuri Dimitrov if that is the case! Russian Tea Room? Ha! Mouthfeel was medium and danced across my tongue, unlike today's predecessors, who marched along in their hobnailed boots, unwavering in their single mindedness. This was like drinking strong black tea with gunpowder, which I have done, but it does not strike fear into my heart. Warming, I was getting a fusel alcohol burn, and a light chocolatiness, but where was the Oooomph!?! No wonder that they wanted me to have dark chocolate and/or a cigar - it/they might have hidden the fact that this Czar wore no clothes. Finish was that of an RIS on "Mute". If I were to sequester one, it would be under Abu Grahib conditions, away from prying eyes where I could torture it endlessly until it became something worthy of my time.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 22:58:01 | More by woodychandler
3.38/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Poured at the wonderful Duckworth's - Park Rd - Charlotte, NC... all drafts $3.50 today!
It pours very dark brown with little to no head or lacing. The nose is toasty - pleasant to look at and smell, but the taste is a letdown - especially after the amazing brews I recently tried by them in VA @ Mekong. It's thinner than an imperial stout should be - very much a flat cola thing going on. It won't sour me on this brewery.
Serving type: on-tap
05-08-2014 17:09:55 | More by Mantooth
Cuvée Alex Le Rouge (Jurassian Imperial Stout) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
82 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.