Procrastinator #4
BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

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Style:
Red Ale - Imperial
ABV:
10.76%
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4.28 | pDev: 0%
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BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
 
Switzerland
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Notes: Amaudruz Balsamic Barrel Aged Imperial Stout.
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Taster pour at OEC Brewing in Oxford, CT.

This one pours a dark brown/dark black-ish color, with a small white head, and a bit of lacing.

This smells like milk chocolate, oak, prunes, dried balsamic, mulled cider, red wine, roasted, malt, and espresso.

I was hoping that this would be good, but I was worried that it would be too sour or too weird. It still really is a stout at heart, with rich milk and dark chocolate, some smoke, maybe even some pepper, and definitely a clean roast character. The barrel aging adds some bizarre and complex flavors - definitely balsamic and red wine, spiced cider, dried prunes and plums, etc. It works strangely well.

This is pretty creamy, with a low level of carbonation, and a decent drinkability. There's no real booziness to be found.

I was worried this would way too weird, but BFM is usually trustworthy. So, I guess, unsurprisingly, this is good stuff.

Mar 08, 2020
Procrastinator #4 from BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 1 ratings