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Alvinne / Freigeist Mano Cornuto

Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Imperial Stout
Moen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Blend of 85% Mano Negra and 15% Caulfield

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (1283) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle @ Chriso May 14 tasting. Pours dark brown with tan head, sweet berry aroma, quite a sweet stout with sour apples, red berries, plums, roasted dark malts, a touch of choc.. interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (6140) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle, shared at Chriso. It pours darkest brown with a small tan head. The nose is sweet, fruity, tangy, blackcurrant jam, treacle, fruit cordial, roasted malt and toast. The taste is tangy, roasty,earth, some acidity, tart green apple, blackcurrant, touch of bitterness and jam. Medium body and prickly carbonation. Sour stout...but was it meant to be? I am unsure.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
harrisoni (13156) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Black beer lasting tan head. a sour stout. Not my thing. Undrinkable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Inbreak (1875) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 15.01.2014, 0,375l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Small slightly brown bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is extremely oxidized, butterscotch, baby lotion, caramel, chocolate, dark malts, dark sugar. Taste is kind of sour-ish, almost like stomach acid, sorrel, dark malts, citrus peel, grass, sour coffee, oak, hay. Medium kind of medical bitterness. Just weird, but kind of interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ej (674) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2014
Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet and perfumey. Oaky and dark dried fruits. Leathery taste with tar and a sour twang. Strange, at best. Not entirely bad tho, interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a pitch black body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is licorice, coffee, caramel, some weird soapy lotion-like tones and hints of butterscotch and brown sugar. Taste is overripe raisins, sour oaky tones, stomach acid, jasmin rice and hints of sour coffee and rubber. Infected? Perhaps, but it works in a strange way. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Weird, but not only in a bad way. At least, its pretty interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2013
My favorite bottle format, 37.5cl wide mouth thick green glass, bottle is bottle filled right to the cap. It pours out with deep darkness and supporting a nice looking half inch tall mocha colored head of foam. The aroma offers up blueberry, plums and earthy toffee with just a semblance of dark roasted malts off in the background. The taste has a soured red wine note mixing with pleasing dark roasted malts, toffee and a mild degree of sweet dark fruity esters. If you take out the sourness this would be pretty darn nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
11th February 2012
Opaque black beer, tidy tan head. Palate has body and is softish. Mild carbonation on the back end. Pretty sour dark malt with a trace of bubblegum. Tangy dark fruits. Touch of hop bitterness. Finishes semi dry with lingering sourness. Interesting beer! Nice dark sour!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
back (1294) - Holstebro, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2013
Sort skum ingen Sur lidt ( opkæst) træ kaffe stald Bitter lidt sød lidt sur meget Vanded flad 9/2-13@home

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grima (2069) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2012
bottle from Bierkompass!
The beer is pitch black in the glass with flat, off-white creamy head. It smells intense malty-roasty, with lots of coffee and chocolate. Starts with sour malt notes, very roasty, with a flat carbonation. The middle part is malty and sour, slightly yeasty, some brett in the background, with a lot of roasted malt and some chocolate. Goes into a very sour malty finish with some slight coffee and chocolate notes!

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