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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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Minderbinder (1578) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle 750ml. Pours cloudy/dirty deep amber/brown. Aroma is of roasted malt, smoke. Taste is of blue cheese, roasted malt, smoke. Palate: medium body. Overall: This beer is not good. It’s my limit for drain pour.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
czar (3775) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
pours muddy light amber with a low dirty off-white head, little retention. some lightly roasted malts, smoke, minerals, light garbagy, sulphur and soapy notes, light acidity and astringency, very yeasty - basement and some dust. bright carbonation, light body, lightly acidic and grassy finish, mouthfeel is more than decent. but the rest is clearly off-putting (aroma and taste). awkward brew!

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jool (171) - - MAR 4, 2013
Bouteille 750mL. Brune trouble. Nez legerement malte, un peu terreux, un peu de savon a vaisselle. Bouche de poussiere avec un peu de malt et d’epices. Finale sur l’agrume avec une pointe savonneuse.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert (5756) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle kindly shared by LarsGa. Spicy nose - as promised. Strong spice rack flavour, harsh bitterness. Soap. Not pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (982) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
Pours dirty brown with a dirty head. Not a good looking beer at all. There are even some yeast (or trub) floaters, blech! Smell is more on the classic saison side, with a nice soft sour touch and some roastiness (WTF!?). First sip is a bit unsettling with some roasted components, even some ash on a spicy and acidic background. You get used to it after a while, god bless it is on the dry side! Carbonation level is just right which might just save this brew from a drainpour. It is drinkable and all but just a bit too weird for it to be a cellar staple at my place.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
ShivanDragon (1251) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
geel/oranje ondoorzichtig met schuimig keki kraag
aroma: metaal, gebrande mouten, caramouten, muf, zuur
smaken: meloen, volmoutig, rook, zwaar zuur, micht/medium zoet,
medium body, kleverig, wrang.
smaken zijn niet fijn op elkaar afgestemd, mij te zurig, niet mijn ding !

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kraddel (2429) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2013
RBBWG 12 pours dark amber, fuzzy, no real foam. smells heavy on the saison side . tastes very intense, even get some pumknin tastes...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2013
Slight hazy dark amber colour, white head. Light smoky aroma, light dust, malts, yeast and light spices. Quite sweet flavour, mineral, light sour touch. Malty finish, yeast and spices.
The 2nd beer in the Fantôme tasting spree.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG II, Wilrijk 2013. Courtesy of kraddel. Thanks Dylan!)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (6387) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Hazy murky dark orange color, small off-white head. Smell and taste sourish, yeast, wheat and slightly plastic. Not really my thing.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (2512) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Murky copper pour, thick beautiful off white head. Aroma is very earthy, pu’erh tea, funky yeast, beans some nice notes, others a bit more uninviting. Taste is dusty, really earthy, mushrooms, tea leaves, unpleasant. Palate is actually earthy, Dany must have actually put a handful of dirt in this batch. Weird to rate.


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