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Fantôme BBB Babillard Dark

 (RETIRED)
overall
95
92
style
Formerly brewed at Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Saison
Soy-Erezée, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
A special bottling and considering that I am very much a part of the Burgundian Babble Belt I feel quite special to partake in this Fantome. Dark Amber. Hints of cherries, mixed nuts, Fantome Funk, deep roasted malt and odd spicing. A nice blend of malt, spices and hops. Notes of maple, apple, wood, spices and citrus fruits. A nice beer, but this is lacking the usual Fantome magic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7974) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
Burnt malt ashes embedded in the littoral core of this funky sweet river of candied prune juice…A top-hatted gentleman gazes upon this beautiful natural occurrence and, in his drunken stupor, drops a shot of whisky and a butt of his cigar into the fruity current…A citric sand taints the otherwise sweet and roasty fruitiness and carries the tastebuds even further into the brewer’s convoluted imagination…

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2004
Hazy brown color. Very funky aroma. Much more winey and malty than the BBBrr that we previously shared. Lots of Belgium dark candi in this one, plenty of spices too! I’m guessing coriander, pepper, mince. Flavor is slightly bitter. Sour, dry finish. Enjoy in the company of MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2004
Deep brown pour. Almost no head which is a shame for fantôme. Just a thin light brown cover. Big aroma of dark malts, caramelic and brown chocolate reminding. Rhubard and grassy hints. Gentle rhubard-like acidity on dances on the tongue. Very yeasty flavors whih are matched with a high quantity of candi sugar and spices (ginger, cloves, mint). Sweet chocolate and toffee flavors here may be even weirder than the atypical yeastiness considering the marriage with acidity. Honest bitter finish. Rather thick body, lower than average carbonation for fantôme. It makes me think of a more bitter and less sour black ghost.. which is, needless to say, a praise!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2004
Alcohol-spiked clovey oranges with dark candi sugar in the aroma. Opaque brown body with light tan head that recedes to cover. Slight sourness and roasted malt character in the background. Very spicy up front with decent bitterness. Spiciness lasts on the tongue. Body is lighter than normal for a Fantome but still very nice in the mouth. Refreshing and very easy to drink. Bottle. Enjoyed with hopsrus, MartinT and Rastacouere.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Sampled at the Philadelphia gathering, July 10. Acidic fruity nose, this is going to bite you. Dark, mean initial flavor palette, acid and citrus and heavy spiciness...currants and raisins help smooth it out and sweeten towards the end, but this is one tough bitch and I’m not entirely sure I’m up to the task. Another unique beer from these masters, whether you like it or not.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Dark brown color with a small light tan head. Goldenrod, dust, pineapple and red wine aromas. Spicy red wine flavors. Interesting spicy brew. Pepper, cumin, coriander and allspice found adrift in this one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2046) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Impressive Belgian ale, reddish brown in color, very sweet & malty nose, fruity flavors with a very crisp & smooth body, very tart & tasty

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 9, 2004
Bottle...holy jeez! It’s like Rodenbach Grand Cru’s little brother. Very prominent apples, very crisp. Clean finish; enough alcohol to declare its presence but it’s not overpowering. Ultra-sweet-smooth, my highlight beer of the night.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Mahogany with a big tan head. Sour, brett-y nose with underlying sweet hints, apricot, caramel, apples, light phenols. Tart, bitter, musty, oaky flavor, hints of chocolate, some sweetness. Complicated--a jumble of flavors with little balance, but still an interesting brew. Oddly watery.


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