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

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RATINGS: 445   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (7316) - 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 (2947) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10263) - 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 (34334) - 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 (1930) - , 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 (5155) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (1485) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2012
Pours a muddy brown with a large tan head. Smells of leather, yeast, smoke. The taste is dry, spicy, herbal dryness - this one leaves my mouth bone dry and slightly bitter. Medium body with fairly active carbonation. I’m not sure what is going on with this beer....it isn’t bad but it might be going sour. It is certainly interesting and complex.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BitchPls (535) - FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Muddy brown with medium but brief head. Really sour and bitter taste. Hardly any sweetness. Grape fruit and stomach acid in the flavours. Watery texture.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Borresteijn (4572) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2012
75cl Bottle at UDRBM, thanks Harmen. 2012 edition. Super slimey brown pour, off-white head. Aroma of light smoke, roast, brown malts, a bit salty. Flavour is light salty, smoke, light iodine, light sweet, tart, hint of smoke in the earthy finish, but all flavours were very light and muted. Full slimey mouthfeel, thin bodied. Not what it’s supposed to be I guess. Hope my other bottles are better...

2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
dEnk (3734) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle @ tasting. Weird settling gelatine like pour. Aroma is dusty hay, some smoky notes, faint caramel. Flavour is slight smoke, some malt, but the substance is just too disturbing.


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