Alvinne Mano Negra | Picobrouwerij Alvinne

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Belgium
alvinne.be

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ricke on 10-17-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.89%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Sparky44
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nunya
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Martine
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A little bit of a gusher - be warned - but I was ready for the pour, so didn't lose any. Pours very dark muddy brown near-black into a tulip. Head is fawn coloured, crispy, and quick to recede to surface froth.

You can definately get a taster of what's to come with this beer from the aroma; sour cherries, perhaps a little bit of cinnamon apple, some dark fruits like fig and date, a little vinous quality, roasted malts, and something akin to rhubarb. There's definately a Belgian vibe going on, perhaps a Red Flanders inspired RIS.

This is so different than the traditional RIS, like a sour red stout hybrid; up front you get tart red fruit, some puckering vinous acidity, sherried apple, and a little funk, but underneath you still have the bakers chocolate, deep roasted malt flavours, burnt caramel, oak, leather and woodsmoke. It's a wonderful complexity with the tart and roast entwining in the mouth, a real bittersweet marriage. Best of all, the tart doesn't take over rather rolls into those deep roasty flavours before rising to a peak.

Mouthfeel is better than I expected; I was anticipating something quite carbonated but it falls into medium-bodied quite nicely; it isn't a chewy stout by any stretch of the imagination but it isn't thin. And that booze is very well hidden.

Very nice beer, a great Belgian twist on the traditional RIS. Usually not a fan of sour ales but this is something I would turn to again.

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3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leitmotif
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JavierGC
3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ccrida
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draught at In De Wildeman, Mano Negra is black with a tan head leaving light lace.

Smell is moderate, sweet and sour, some caramel.

Taste is awesome, flanders red RIS, reminds me a lot of De Dolle Oerbier Reserva, but more stout dominated. And that is one one of my favorites. Nice sour cherry, light roast. Some acid, somewhat vinous.

Mouthfeel is sticky, medium bodied.

Drinkability is really solid. Delicious beer, nice complexity and depth. Dangerously smooth. Fantastic beer.

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Alvinne Mano Negra from Picobrouwerij Alvinne
3.87 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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