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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.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerGolem (660) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
Bouteille 750 ml. Mélange opaque couleur tarte aux pommes - caramel. Arôme: fumé, malt, levures sauvages, épices. Goût acide (pomme verte), fumée, épices, caramel. Désagréable arrière-goût de vidanges. Le tout est mal équilibér et donne mal au coeur. Texture aqueuse. Finale sèche. Décevante, à éviter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle, split by myself at no small expense at the Cask, Pimlico - 10/05/13. Obscured dark amber/brown akin to the shades of Kidsgrove canal with a thin beige head. Nose carries sour fruits, light smoke, toffee, tangy orange, tarte apricot, bitter fruit notes, light spice. Taste comprises much the same as the nose, lots of sour/tarte fruit, orange pith, herb, spice, bitter grapefruit backnote, toffee, apricot. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry in the finish. A decent enough drop but overpriced for the end product when compared to other beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
Bouteille 750ml, courtoisie de Alexandre. De couleur brune et opaque. Nez épicé (poivre doux), de levures terreuses et aux notes fruitées (pommes vertes), d’herbes fraîches, léger de pain avec des notes de céréales sucrées et de houblon floral. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-doux ainsi qu’une texture aux notes aux notes crémeuses et huileuses. Goût de levures terreuses aux petites notes acides et fruitées (pelures de pommes vertes) avec un moyen goût épicé (poivre doux) ainsi que des traces boisées (bois humide) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute des traces de pain et de céréales aux notes sucrées puis en finale l’on retrouve un goût assez herbeux (herbes fraîches) et asséchant (incluant une légère amertume de houblon herbeux aux notes florales) avec des petites traces d’alcool. Post-goût moyen et moyennement sec, composé d’un goût de levures terreuses avec un goût herbeux ainsi qu’avec des notes épicées et de houblon herbeux.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OleR (4770) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2013
0.75 l bottle, kindly shared by larsga. Cloudy orange colored body. Low ash-blond head. Sharp floral and herbal aroma. Light sour grassy notes. Taste is bone dry and bitter. Herbal and kind of zesty, with astringent mouthfeel. Soapy and bitter ending. Challenging, not easy to like. [09.02.13]

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tom10101 (2615) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by czar, thanks! Hazy/dirty amber-brown with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is of blue cheese, mineral and ashes. Taste is mineral with blue cheese, mushroom and ashes. Body is thin. Weird and quite unpleasant.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmgreenuk (4022) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle at Deanso’s Den Haag April RB tasting. Poured a cloudy brown colour with a thin off white head. The aroma is weak and a little sour. The flavour is sour, dry. It has the consistency of treacle. Not for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle shared from Deanso. Pours cloudy thick gloopy amber brown with a small tan head, very strange. Aroma is herbal, citrus, malt, floral, yeast. Flavour is moderate sweet and light heavy bitter. The thick gloppy texture is extremely weird. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5029) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
75cl bottle via Borrestijn. Thin white head. Treacle like pour. Hazy amber pour. Some spices. Nice brew

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2013
Small tan head. Hazy amber body. Earthy spicy aroma of herbal garden. Dry-bitter soapy herbal taste. Mid-bodied. Mild mouthfeel. Dry herbal fruity acidic aftertaste. A mess of bitter spices with a touch of acid. Very difficult to drink. (0.75l bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen.)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
5 years old from Umberto at Gonlin pub! The pour is black with no head! The nose is coffee, lemons, vinegar, sour funk business. Just amazing. The taste is incredibly tart and sweet. Well balanced. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean. The body is light and finish is long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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