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

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RATINGS: 446   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike12da (69) - Osaka, JAPAN - SEP 17, 2012
This is one of the craziest beers I’ve ever tried. Looks like mud, smells like nothing else. Huge black pepper, smoke flavor, hints of cinnamon and who knows what other spices. Wacky, but fun and very interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13557) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle, 75cl. A hazy, dark golden-orange beer topped by a dense, light beige head leaving lacings. Surprisingly the aroma has some roasted, chocolatey hints, although the beer lacks the color one would expect for these aromas. Some dried fruits, a touch of tropical fruits, some yeast and some white sugar too. And some spices. Quite dry on the palate, medium bodied and softly carbonated. Are there some peated or roasted malt in here as well? Roasted hints, dried fruits, tropical fruits and yeast. Some bitterness shows up in the end. Another beer from Fantome that are impossible to classify and hard to rate, but nice. 120915

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5720) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle, courtesy of Meilby. Pours cloudy amber with grey head. Aroma of malt, spices, fruitiness, red and yellow apples and yeast. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some peat, leather, apple and burnt rope. Medium body, average carbonation. A strange one , but still nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7610) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours cloudy amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, spices with a hint of smoke and dried fruits, Taste is medum sweet and light bitter with a long spicy, yeasty finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5242) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2012
750ml Bottle - Hazy amber with a foamy head and very lively carbonation. Smoky and spicy aroma yeast and dried fruit detected. Fruity and peppery taste with black pepper, sultanas, yeast and nuts. It’s certainly interesting!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanLaursen (3088) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle, 75 cl, shared with my two sons. Murky orange amber with a huge, big, oversized beige head, slowly diminishing leaving nice lacings and yeast floating. Srange, yet enticing aroma of yeast, spices, rubber and barnyard. Taste is strange too with a very dry yet creamy mouthfeel and a heavy hoppy bitter finish with notes of grass and earth. Notes of licorice, cocoa powder and cinnamon bark (I guess). Fab one!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (3222) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle, pours a murky brown color, deep in body with sporadic lacing and medium sized head. Aromas of tobacco, pepper, sour fruit funk, chocolate, and yeast. Taste is rye, oak, caramel, very sweet, light acidic, and a nutty like peanut butter finish. Kinf of odd but not terrible. Medium bodied with light carbonation. My least favorite of the ghost series.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2012
25/VIII/2012 75cl bottle from Dranken Geers (Oostakker) @ my parents in law’s place - BB: n/a (2012-965)

Bit cloudy red brown beer, small light beige aery head, unstable, non adhesive, dissipates immediately. Aroma: fruity, some caramel, bit dusty, cola like aroma, smoke, some citrus. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very smoky, no really, lots and lots of smoke. Some overripe fruits, touch of caramel, bitter hops. Aftertaste: lots of smoke, pretty bitter hops, some citrus, mainly smoke, seriously.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours a super muddy murky brown with a beige head. Aroma is super strange, lots of leather and some smoke notes, burnt rubber, spices like anise, toasted malt, sweet malt, yeast esters and dark fruits. The flavor follows the nose with lots of leather and smoke, the burnt rubber, toasted and sweet malt, yeast esters, darker fruits and the spice notes with mostly anise like flavors. The body is medium with a dry and chalky mouth feel. Overall a really strange brew, but I actually like it, makes me want to try more Fantome.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
75cl bottle at CPK, London. New label. It pours a dark brown color with an insane amount of khaki foam. Aroma is roasty, woody and smokey. Taste is mostly on the bitter side, with roasty notes and a definite peaty presence. Some slight tartness to it. Medium to full body and nice carbonation. Overall, very strange and somehow less enjoyable than the average Fantome offering.


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