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

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RATINGS: 449   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (1723) - 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 (1957) - 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 (4242) - 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 (3437) - Baarle-Nassau, 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 (9428) - 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 (3789) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11748) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pale amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is dust, spices, yeast, chocolate. Flavour is dust, chocolate, spices, yeast, hop, roasted malt. Nice beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (37271) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

Unclear - hazy medium orange colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, rubber, sweet fruit, smoke. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average duration, grainy, smoked - rubber. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20121109]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2248) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle from Beautiful Beers Beer Store, Bury St Edmunds.Murky brown pour with a beige head. Raisin, toffee, honey and caramel aroma. Caramel and sweet spice flavours. Very dusty, earthy taste. Bitter mouthfeel. Bitter-sweet finish. Odd but interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5975) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Pours cloudy dark brown with lots of floaties, big creamy light tanned head. Aroma of herbs and spices, pepper and dust...Taste is fresh and yeasty in a good way, lots of pepper, dark fruits and some pleasant sour and tart. Fizzy and clean mouthfeel. Me like a lot.


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