This beer pours a deep black colour, with notes of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. The flavour follows the aroma, with the addition of dark fruit sweetness, a hint of vanilla, licorice and a slightly bitter finish. It has a heavy, rich mouthfeel which is very smooth. As the beer warms, a well-balanced sourness develops. The Mano Negra is a great beer in its own right, but is also used as the base for some barrel-aged alternatives.