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

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

Brewed by:
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Switzerland
brasseriebfm.ch

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.28%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Phyl21ca on 01-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
261
Reviews:
121
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
16.48%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
36
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Bruno74200
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 vintage enjoyed in 2017

L - Dark brown but not pitch black, no head

S - dates, bourbon, vanilla, prunes, pepper, brioche dough

T - Pepper, a lot of it. Vanilla, black tea bitterness, cane sugar sweetness. Rounded and lightly tart

M - Low carbonation, velvety

O - Advertised as for extrem beers lovers and that's one. I get that some of you BA don't like but I like it anyway. It's not an imperial stout as you would expect it. It's not a big roasted bomb. It's an unique beer

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled in 2012; drank 1/18/14.

Dark brown hue.

Tan head; almost no lace.

Red wine & mild chocolate nose.

Medium thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Tart cherry up front; mild chocolate finish. Not super complex but well-done.

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Photo of iftcoach
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkn09
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alucard
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great sour-ish stout with a nice malty, roasted base and sour front. Stout like aspects are mostly on the finish.

Body is slightly more carbonated than I want but works with the air quality off the beer.

Color is a cross between brown ale and oud bruin than black like a stout. A little ugly, but the bottle is very pretty

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Photo of FBGordon
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2010 Vintage poured into a room temp snifter.

A: Pours a dark chocolate brown with a lofty khaki head that slowly settles into a medium layer that maintains throughout and laces nicely.

S: Very complex! Notes of chocolate and coffee battle with hops and roast, along with peppery tones reminiscent of yeasty phenols.

T: Equally complex. Chocolate, vanilla, chai tea and are all over the place, and bittersweet chocolate settles on the palate.

M: Medium-bodied with a tight carbonation that doesn't quite scrub the palate. leaving a little thickness on the tongue.

O: A very complex beer with a little ambiguous sweetness, possibly from it's old vintage. Many of the flavors and aromas are enjoyable, but are so complex as to detract from the overall drinking experience as they don't settle in. Not bad at all, but hard to relax and drink.

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SABERG
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pored from 11,2 oz bottle into a goblet, vintage is 2012.
A - Translucent, hickory colored, a thin veil caps this offering with support from a gently rising
champagne size spheres.
S - As soon as the swing top popped, dark tea nose was evident, add anise, cocoa, mint, wet cedar plank.
and mature blackberry waiting to be picked. Oddly no vanilla notes, a boozy ester rises as the beer warms.
Abbey ale, Quad elements abound. Exceedingly complex.
T - Vinous, aged grape skin, strong Assam black tea. Interestingly fruity, dark fruits, plum, and fresh fig.
There is a sweet almost off putting component that accumulates with each sip. Surprisingly there is a resonating hop presence.
M - This in body, syrupy, the coating is complete across the palate, with time the finish is 180 deg, super dry. A byproduct of the Tea maybe. The underside of the tongue bears the brunt of this offering,
O - What a wonderful challenge this beer from BFM is. Rich in aromatics, challenging in the feel and the flavors. Deceiving in the connection between the nose and the palate in the best ways. Quite the treat.
Cheers all.

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Photo of Stolenface1
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kamilgracki
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tfrog3030
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyingpig
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle from Drinks of the World, Basel (7.50 CHF):
A very surprising take on an imperial stout with a lot more hops than expected led by some excellent pine & grapefruit plus a few background fruits balanced against roasted malts & a chocolate base. The beer went down a lot easier than I should have & is definitely one I'd like to try again, if only it was available nearer me.

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Photo of TheSchwartz
4.24/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Growler Grlz. Not much like any other Imperial Stout, but that's ok. Rating it on its own.

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Photo of Anatole
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

An interesting imp. stout brewed with pepper and tea. Aroma is lots of tea and malt. Look is nice with great tan head and awesome lacing. Taste is slight with pepper and tea and balances ok with the imperial stout flavor that you would expect. Not awesome, but very very good

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Photo of whatname
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McMatt7
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gspeer711
4.14/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skellbop
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of polopaul20
4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of salthemonster
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Cuvée Alex Le Rouge (Jurassian Imperial Stout) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
3.64 out of 5 based on 261 ratings.
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