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


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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OleR (4804) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tom10101 (3677) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmgreenuk (5612) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (6568) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (6321) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
75cl bottle via Borrestijn. Thin white head. Treacle like pour. Hazy amber pour. Some spices. Nice brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
larsga (6621) - 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.)

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Minderbinder (2402) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
czar (5352) - 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jool (196) - - 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.

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