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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MakeItDrinkIt (66) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Copper brown color with a medium to thick light tan head. Aroma is lightly sweet, a touch yeasty and a bit of toasted grains and caramel. Flavor is initially slightly sweet, then a touch of sour shows up quite quickly. Flavors of caramel, honey and the tart edge of pie cherries (though no cherry flavors are prevailent). Finish is clean, refreshing and leaves you longing for another taste.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2825) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle 0.75l at One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Originally rated 04082012. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Belgian yeast, fruit,s grain, spices and malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (934) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Copenhagen 14/7-14. Moderate malty and sweet fruity with smokey and barnyard notes, light acidic and dry, medium body with an oily texture.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
nakedwhendrunk (2081) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Oh boy, more torture. Ugh. Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a snifter and a tulip. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange to somewhat off color brown. One finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. The smell had some burnt off barnyard funky soured oranges. The taste was basically the same. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with not much sessionability to me as it’s just too damn leathery and tart and sour. Overall, I’m hoping my abuse from this brewery is in sight but it’s not.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (2767) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle bought some place I don’t remember. Etre perhaps... Pours murky yellowish brown with a huge creamy goldenish offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is tiny sour, funky and tiny malty with crispbread, lemon juice, moist soil, barnyard, leather, liquorice root, black pepper corns and hints of moist mouldy basement. Taste is tiny bitter, slightly sour and funky with burnt toast, lemon juice, orange peal, grapefruit rinds, moist soil, codweb, pepper corns, St Johns wort, barnyard, leather, dark grapes, plums, liquorice root and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, dry, tart and medium bodied. finish is bitter, tiny sour, malty and funky with burnt toast, crispbread, hay, moist soil, pepper corns, leather, barnyard and grape skins.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1606) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Unclear brown and highly effervescent producing a large frothy light brown/beige head. Light oud bruin at first with some wooden notes, barnyard, very light glue then more of a dry stout kind of finish with some cocoa and earthy hops. Also spices that I am too lazy and stupid to decipher, could be cloves and coriander. Pretty dry finish, light bitterness. Soft on the palate with gentle carbonation. Acid reflux after the last sip, wonderful. I’ll probably wet my bed too, I’m scared of ghosts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2868) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle from Belgium in a Box; hazy burnished amber our with beige head, a hint of funk in the aroma, funk in the taste with sour tart fruits, some grapfruit and a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2013
bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts some sourness fruits spicy and berries flavor malts caramel fruits berries spicy some sourness and some spicy and sourness in the finish

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jd543 (398) - SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Hazy amber-red with a huge off-white head. Aroma of spices, citrus, some leather, black pepper, yeast, marmite. Light sweet with a tartness and a bit sour. Really nice saison.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
haukur (1305) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 6, 2013
Delightfully strange brew. Pours a huge head, barn and funk dominate the aroma, which is as funky as it gets. Extremely dry finish. Another winner for me from Fantome

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3013) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle - 750ml. Opaque caramel body with a good off-white foamy head. Sharp hoppy aroma with citrusy, spicy, and flowery hints. Its strong hoppy taste carries grainy, herbal, and pepperish notes. Ends with a long, sharp, dry sour finish. A bit weird, but not bad.


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