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:
260
Reviews:
120
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
16.48%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
37
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 260 |  Reviews: 120
Photo of SGerrard
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WCKDVBZ
1.14/5  rDev -68.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is infected. Rancid and bitter!

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Photo of JackieKu
4.24/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(batch 2013 - poured into a Chouffe tulip)

L: yeast smoo all over the bottle lip and stopper... really compact, creamy tan foam... black liquid... the sud pad does take a couple minutes to recede but, once it's gone, only a thin collar and some weak threads of lace are left over

S: old coffee grounds, champagne... chocolate syrup... yeast character has a 'trappist' bent to it, in a bacterial way... touch of piss pants... medium-strong potency overall...

T: chocolate/coffee liqueur without cream and finishing with a lean wash of clean, tonic alcohol... mild sweetness, burnt sugar... the booze cuts through the middle with a little acidity on the back end... the bottle conditioning lends a decidedly Belgian tone... bit of espresso and an almost cola flavor in the aftertaste

F: perhaps a little surprising at how tight and slick the viscosity is up front... definitely a hot whoosh at the back, and it fades slow, but it's far from unpleasant... about medium-full bodied, but slick, slightly sticky and flat... this is not something you want to be knocking back toward the end of a night of drinking though - I'm certain the booze is all you will feel

O: pleasant degree of dirty richness to the malt, and the alcohol is kickin'... the recipe seems fairly simple, which is alright, however, the taste will not etch itself into your mind's beer bank... a brewery like BFM needs diversity, though, and this is a welcome entry into their portfolio... looking again at the label, I didn't really pick up the vanilla and tea, but perhaps some traces of the black pepper...

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jaydoc
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A beautiful, complex stout that drinks surprisingly easy

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Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2014

Pours an extremely dark brown with a good head of tan foam. Lacing is okay.

I get notes of spicy pepper and what seems like a fruity tartness.

Peppery for sure. Some roasted malt, bitter chocolate, vanilla. overall tastes, I can only describe as rough.

Full bodied with great carbonation.

Strange taster of the style. Doesn't exactly hit my palate right.

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

Photo of WilliamJRileyJr
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GerryPendry
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

You can't tell a book by its cover, and you can't judge a beer by the name on its label. I enjoyed this beer, but it's more like a Belgian strong ale than a stout. A little spicy, slightly roasty, a little tartness in the finish. Mouthfeel is way too thin for an Imperial stout, and there's too much carbonation. Very drinkable though, and the high ABV is well hidden. I would have rated this one higher if it was in a more appropriate category.

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Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a cask at the Allen Street Pub in Albany, NY. Delicious at the warmer temperature!! With a liquor-like taste and texture, it definitely lingers on the palate longer but leaves you wanting another sip that much sooner. However, at 10.3%, be warned!

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

Photo of joemochas
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cultclassic89
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2Bstout
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BradC
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Interesting flavor, not very stout like. Has some spice flavor, sweetness, the tea really comes out.

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Photo of Brabander
4.19/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very well made beer by our Swiss friends. Light peppery taste and good smell. Deepdarkred fluid with super lacing.

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

Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jordanian2
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very good beer

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

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

Photo of emerge077
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cuvée Alex Le Rouge (Jurassian Imperial Stout) from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
3.64 out of 5 based on 260 ratings.
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