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Jurassian Imperial Stout (Cuvée Alex Le Rouge) - BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

Jurassian Imperial Stout (Cuvée Alex Le Rouge)Jurassian Imperial Stout (Cuvée Alex Le Rouge)

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BA SCORE
82
good

160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.85%


Brewed by:
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) visit their website
Switzerland

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.28% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 01-22-2008)
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Reviews by sweemzander:
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz pop top bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a near pitch black color. Some good tan bubbles formed.

(S)- A very sharp whiff of a vinegar-like tobacco that quickly flows into some rich raisin, vanilla, and cocoa combo. Even hints at a black tea component which I quite like. A subtle smokiness at the end. Ever so slightly odd, but complex and inviting.

(T)- A unique beer here. Bits of bitter black tea, raisin, molasses, leather, and a subtle tart; almost acidic kick at the end. Very similar to the smell really.

(M)- A mellow carbonation level. A really different balance to it that is definitely not the norm for the style with its subtle sharp twang and almost earthy qualities, but at the same time its not necessarily as sweet as expected either. Very unique.

(O)- Definitely kind of an odd ball of a beer for the style, but somehow it just works for me as slightly weird as it is. Its not sour in the sense of the word, but there are hints behind some of its dry, earthy qualities. Had lots of enjoyment out of this nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 15:16:22 | More by sweemzander
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S - My favorite part of this beer. Lots of sour cherry and oak aroma. There's some earth and farmhouse funk in there as well. Maybe a hint of vanilla, but no black pepper or tea aroma.
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Jurassian Imperial Stout (Cuvée Alex Le Rouge) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
82 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.