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


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RATINGS: 452   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
Aroma is interesting as it has spice and candied malt. Cloudy brown, fine beige head. Taste has an almondness, with some pitfruit and red grapes too. Very bitter and dry. Pretty good. Thanks IPFreely

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
Muddy dark brown w/ frothy, light brown foam. Roasty, yeasty, malty aroma that is also somewhat musty, spicy, & woody. Medium-full, mildly acidic feel. Yeasty, malty, spicy flavour w/ a hint of tartness. Very peppery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
bottle. dark brown colour, off-white head. smally fizzy head. cheese, dusty hops, and a little bit of acidic sourness in the aroma. big malty body. flavourful. cool stuff from fantôme, I look forward to trying some others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2005
Thanks to Tim for this one. Dark with reddish light filtering through. Funky sour lemon candy. Meaty? Rich malt, sour meat, funk, alcohol. Sweet barley molasses finish. I have no idea what is going on here.. and I like it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 30, 2005
trappist / immediately when i pop the cork i can smell pineapple, sugary pears, and wheat. the pour sounds like cola, but what’s left is a thick and dark brown body with no highlight. the head is super tight, big, and sparkly; it diminishes slowly in a rocky, soapy fashion. mmm. good beer. this reminds me of a brown, but with a belgian twist--it’s from belgium, durr! think brown, but with elements of age and a little bit of a geuze. in time, the aroma and flavor becomes more and more complex, warmer, but still enjoyable. UPDATE: and it’s warm... it’s more like a sugary, woody geuze/brown.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2005
This beer poured a cloudy brown color w/ thin head and lacing. The aroma had dark fruit sweetness, slight citrus, flowers, and nicely fruity. The flavor had dark fruit, citrus, and pears. The mouthfeel was light and creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2008 Bottle (1997 Vintage) at the Laid Back Brussels Tasting (Feb 9, 2008)
Deep amber to brown body. Creamy, brown head with a good lace. Aroma of orange, hops, esters, wood, ... Moderately sweet, lightly bitter estery initial flavour. Lightly bitter, lightly sweet finish. Fruity flavour. Quite nice old beer, but misses some guts to go into hops or sweetness, the flavour keeps on waiting to make a decision and makes none afterall (but could be due to age). Anyway, nice, but could be better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12387) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2005
The color of a stout (almost black and opague), but with a less dense head. Malt, licorice, nutmeg and pepper in both aroma and flavor. Some sweetness, but that is overpowered by the spicy character of this beer. Reasonable balance, but too spicy for my likes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2005
Strong liquorice aroma. Cloudy, almost black colour. Aroma is mostly sour with a hint of liquorice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2005
Zythos Beer Festival, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 2005. Dark brown colour with a medium baige head. Light sweet light roasted spicy aroma and a sweet malty taste. Medium body and a light alcoholic finish.

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