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Fantôme Black Ghost

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Brewed by Brasserie Fantôme
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Soy-Erezée, Belgium

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RATINGS: 443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Once described as a Belgian Irish-style stout, Black Ghost has undergone lots of changes over the years. It now bears no resemblance whatsoever to a stout, and brewer Dany Prignon has begun adding spices to the beer. What they are is anybody’s guess...the Fantôme confounds once again.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle bought some place I don’t remember. Etre perhaps... Pours murky yellowish brown with a huge creamy goldenish offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is tiny sour, funky and tiny malty with crispbread, lemon juice, moist soil, barnyard, leather, liquorice root, black pepper corns and hints of moist mouldy basement. Taste is tiny bitter, slightly sour and funky with burnt toast, lemon juice, orange peal, grapefruit rinds, moist soil, codweb, pepper corns, St Johns wort, barnyard, leather, dark grapes, plums, liquorice root and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, dry, tart and medium bodied. finish is bitter, tiny sour, malty and funky with burnt toast, crispbread, hay, moist soil, pepper corns, leather, barnyard and grape skins.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1419) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Unclear brown and highly effervescent producing a large frothy light brown/beige head. Light oud bruin at first with some wooden notes, barnyard, very light glue then more of a dry stout kind of finish with some cocoa and earthy hops. Also spices that I am too lazy and stupid to decipher, could be cloves and coriander. Pretty dry finish, light bitterness. Soft on the palate with gentle carbonation. Acid reflux after the last sip, wonderful. I’ll probably wet my bed too, I’m scared of ghosts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2433) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle from Belgium in a Box; hazy burnished amber our with beige head, a hint of funk in the aroma, funk in the taste with sour tart fruits, some grapfruit and a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2013
bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts some sourness fruits spicy and berries flavor malts caramel fruits berries spicy some sourness and some spicy and sourness in the finish

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jd543 (387) - SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Hazy amber-red with a huge off-white head. Aroma of spices, citrus, some leather, black pepper, yeast, marmite. Light sweet with a tartness and a bit sour. Really nice saison.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
haukur (1259) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 6, 2013
Delightfully strange brew. Pours a huge head, barn and funk dominate the aroma, which is as funky as it gets. Extremely dry finish. Another winner for me from Fantome

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (2949) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle - 750ml. Opaque caramel body with a good off-white foamy head. Sharp hoppy aroma with citrusy, spicy, and flowery hints. Its strong hoppy taste carries grainy, herbal, and pepperish notes. Ends with a long, sharp, dry sour finish. A bit weird, but not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1094) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle@home. Mahogany haze. Two finger foam. Served in "la corne". Great spicy aromas. Muscat rosmarin. Intens complex aroma and flavour. Sweet dry. Fine intense brew. Great mysticisme.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Enjoyit (3447) - Vadum, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
Muddy brown of color with a small beige head. An aroma of wet horse, sour, spice, leather and earthy. A flavor of leather, wet horse and dog, spice, earthy and sour.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrold (1087) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle from Dram Shop, Sheffield. Took the cap off and the cork started to work itself loose! Very lively, yeasty bits and bobs all over the place. Murky brown with a thick, lasting beige head. Not a lot of aroma other than a saisson sourness. Tastes of sour apple, a hint of dark fruit. Very faint spicy, possibly cinnamon aftertaste. Quite a bonkers beer, really. No less than you’d expect?


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