77ships (3594) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
50 cl. bottle sampled @ GBF 2013. Pours black with a huge descending mocha head. Nose is nicely lactic with sweet chocolate milk, sweet bourbon, coffee with milk and very faint chilli. Taste is sweet lactic bacteria & lactic nature, chocolate milk, very creamy coffee with milk, hint black pepper, milk chocolate, chilli is light, slight burn in the very back. Very creamy and milky. Absolutely delicious, not over-the-top and way better than the Bourbon BA version. Best Mano Negra so far for me. Thx! to the RB Crew for sharing.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The night I slept at the Alvinne brewery. Madness. Cheers Glen, cheers MesandSim. Poured a dark brown, medium tan head. Aroma is mild chilli, bourbon, woody notes, toffee sweetness. Flavour is smooth and woody, chilli really grows in the finish. Obviously very me, I loved this stuff. Fantastic beer. And I was very very drunk.
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Nuetnigenough. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are bourbon, chili, vanilla, roast malt, chocolate and hops.
sebletitje (6594) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille @ 4de Gentse Bierfestival.
Brune foncée, col épais moka, dense et crémeux.
Arôme donne ce côté fermenté avec une pointe lactique, le piment est subtile avec de superbes effluves de bourbon, pour un vanillé moyen.
Palais est malté grillé, léger côté suret-aigre, fruité noir suivi de ce profil chili qui ajoute un léger côté épicé qui est agréable sans pour cela dominer. Cela laisse ample place au bourbon pour se faire noter. Ce dernier donne une dimension boisée et adoucie de par la vanille, ce qui vient balancer l’aspect plus agressif des piments. Le tout reste sec, note de caramel, et une pointe de fin de bouche oscillant sur l’aigre-doux.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from Glenn at the B&B thanks man !
Overall good soft not harsh imperial stout, with lovely chocolate notes, every so slight hint of Bourbon Barrel ( would love to know wich brand used ) some touch of smoke and bit vanilla and cask sweetness, very mild chili flavour, i don’t mind to drink a chili beer with a punch of chili but this was nice too, great job !
Countbeer (4323) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: served in a Palm snifter:
Medium sized brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of white wine, oak, wet wood, some mint, barley malt roast, tobacco, spices, some cream, liquorice wood, wood roast and some chalk.
Flavours of spices, roast, wood, wood roast, bitters, malt roast, pepper, some cloves, light vinous, bay leaf, some oak, light oatmeal, lighter dry, liquorice wood, some yeast an dusty pepper. Nice!
Aftertaste is a mix of spices, pepper, bitters, roast, wood and barley malts.
Low carbo, bit blown creamy mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy texture.
Nice balanced pepper, like it. But the wood part is a bit strange, wet wood ish... But not that bad!
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl, as Mano Negra Chili Stout (aged in Bourbon barrels), new exclusive brew Anno 2013, with chili peppers, from Geers Oostakker, very complex Stout, spicy/roasted and slightly woody/alcoholic, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, very good brew, yet expensive!
kraddel (2796) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at david’s tasting
pours black, grey and very big foam . smell is refreshing ( dude ... ??? )
taste is sweet( bourbon) , with typical alvinne taste. chili touch ..
i’ve had this a week before they took it out of the barrel ( so less hot, normaly) yet i remember it being borderline too much . here i barely get the chili’s...
i heard a gossip ( ? ) while drinking it , that the beer came out TOO hot, and they bleded it with a bourbon barrel aged beer. tastewise, i believe them straight away !
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at the 4de Gents Bierfestival, 2013.
The 50cl bottle pours with a dark mahogany body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up smooth sweetened dark roasted malts and toffee mixed with thin ribbons of red wine tartness. The taste starts with all kinds of notes like sweet malts, chocolate malts, toffee and a bit of red wine. Toward midway a pleasing chili heat note grows to modest levels into the finish. I didn’t really notice much in the way of barrel notes but I didn’t miss them either. This works pretty well.
berntholer (801) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
beige head that disappears without lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is vanilla, vinous, cherries, bit anise, boozy. taste like aroma with a pleasant spicy finish that builds up with every sip. medium body and carbonation. well balanced. bottle 50 cl / bbf may-2018