suedehead288 (426) - - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012.10.08 - bottle 33cl - dark brown beer with a wonderful and lasting creamy mocha coloured head - nose : coffee, chocolate and malts - mouth : coffee, chocolate, notes of acidity in the end
KansaiBeerLvrs (3796) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Alvinne Mano Negra 10% Imperial Stout from Belgium
Big yeasty roasty banana and chocolate aroma with a touch of smoke.
The taste is smoked peat and bitter dark chocolate, really up there 90% cacao. The finish is a bit sweet.
This is dark bittersweet smokey stuff. Really nice.
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NBird (598) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks .. Murky dark brown, medium tan head.
Smells..dried fruits.. Raisin, figs, some woody and earthy notes, old sour danky fruits..cherry maybe.
Tastes..lots of dusty choc/cocoa, slight fruity tart aspect, definitely the Morpheus yeast has a real character, I like it alot and gig the hell out of this brewery!
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share, many thanks to Leighton. As ’Alvinne Mano Negra’. Following the gush it’s a murky dirty brown beer, small foamy brown head, some sediment. Aroma is redcurrant, some coffee and malt vinegar. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is chocolatey, vinegar and red wine. I tasted this one ’blind’ without knowing the style, and I thought it tasted like a rounded chocolatey sour brown. Would be pretty disappointed if I picked this up thinking I was getting a stout, but it’s still an enjoyable beer if you don’t mind them tart.
Sureshpa (352) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Dark dried fruits, sour, more chocolate than coffee, tobacco, forrest fruit Appearance: Almost no see through, balck, red glow, beige, liver foam, big bubble, quickly building deck, and quickly disappears, light lace Taste: dark dried fruits, sour red fruit, hint chocolate,
Theydon_Bois (14969) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at LKS, thanks to Lando himself .. much work gushing and opening, 21/01/16.
Murky dark mahogany brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is spice, raisens, dark malt, spice, earthy, toffee, cocoa powder, light must.
Taste comprises tangy dark fruit shreds, light mineral strokes, earthy, toffee, light spice, rich malt loaf.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Leighton (16279) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up at Alvinne back in 2011. Massive gusher - you got me again, Alvinne. Pours deep brown with lots of sediment and a creamy beige head. The nose has some old leather, hints of cocoa, burnt wood, dried tangy dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor with bittersweet cocoa, scorched earth, wood, old leathery berries. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Dry finish, moderately roasty, more bitter chocolate, earth, dried fruits. Not bad.
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4+ year bottle care of LKS. Massive big dirty gusher! It pours jet black with a massive tan head. Loads of floaters......The nose is rich, bitter - sweet, jammy fruits, fruit compote, creamy chocolate, light spice and toast. The taste is bitter - sweet, rich roast, creamy plenty of dark fruit, Dandelion & Burdock, fruit cake, toasty and fruit compote with a smooth finish. Medium - full body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Looks a bit filthy, but it tastes quite fruity and mellow.
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Gainsbar. Very interesting, roasty but light, choc, caramel, decent bitterness, bit of funk. Bit yoghurt like. Very nice. Dry. Not even a hint of the booze.
KyotoLefty (8450) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Taniguchi. Mild gusher. Huge, complex nose, bit acetic, berries, choclate, yogurt. Definitely not clen yeast only in this one. Some roasted malts and cofee. Pitch black, effervescent, medium, fne, tan head. Very tart and als roasted, wood, coffee, dark chocolate, grpaefruit, horse blanket. Bitter, funky finsh wit charcoql, bitter hos, bitter brett. Brett all ov ths one, tho less lactic in flavor and not acetic. Still a bit lactic, creamy. Crazy stuff. Vy fun. Not quite great, but pretty good.
witthatsbier (457) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a black colour with a thin beige head that does not last
Aroma bitter dark chocolate bit of coffee
Taste dry bitter mocha big alcohol hit
nice beer may take some people a few to get used to ,