puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Gingerman. Outrageous aroma, all over the place: allspice, lemon, cider vinegar, violet, squash, lemon candy. Unique and crazy complex. Burnt sugar flavor, some pumpkin and warheads, nutmeg. A bit harsh but still lovely.
toxichop (335) - South Gate, California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
P: Orange/amber with a one finger head that becomes a thin lacing. S: Fruity and smokey. You have some peach in there, barnyard funk, hay, alcohol with the smoke around it. T: Concentrate fruit juice, some spoiled fruit, maybe some strawberries and pumpkin in there as well. There is some smoke, herbs barnyard funk, wood, and light alcohol in the finish. M: Light with medium carbonation. O; I was expecting a huge mess, but it wasn’t, for the most part it was just that smoke.
arminjewell (6150) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 750 ml bottle, thanks Aaron! Hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, nice dough, nice vegetal pumpkin note, nice spice. Taste is a mix of dark caramel, toffee, hints of oak, earth, hints of grain, touch of slight earthy vegetal, finishing bitter, sweet.
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Steve’s house. Pours a hazy dull orange appearance with a tan head. Husky, chalky grainy nose with some light funk and citrus. Twangy, a touch tart flavor. Chewy straw, dusty hay, earthy / herbal flavor. Some citrus. Spicy yeast and spicy hops. Ok but not that great.
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 15, 2014
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a snifter and a tulip and just a little bit into a chalice. It all looks the same.
The appearance was a light hazy golden orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute.
The smell was barnyard funk with a whole ton of that leathery stuff.
The taste was tart and super sour, off balanced with no sweetness.
The palate had a mouth puckering almost made my tongue want to jump out of my mouth.
Overall, people actually drink this shit. Wow, I wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole as this stuff would probably make the damn pole disintegrate due to the over acidity of this beer.
Dunt (283) - Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 1 purchased from Etre Gourmet a year or two ago. Been sitting quietly in the cellar since, figured I would give it a spin tonight. Pours a relatively clear amber/orange in color with about a finger and a halfs worth of off-white head. Nose is comprised of cantalope, pumpkin spice, and honeydew melon. Flavor mirrors the nose in that it’s predominately cantalope and melon with some backing pumpkin and a light tart finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, slight sweetness, a little sticky, and a long finish. Big step up from the last bottle I opened about a year ago. The smoke is nonexistent at this point and this has morphed into an extraordinary beer. I worry that bottle variation will prevent me from picking up more of this in the future, but I would love to see how this develops.
Stuu666 (1992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy yellow, tart, bit funky, light pumpkin, sweet toffee.
BMMillsy (1318) - Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked and capped bottle from Tipples. Lot number 25-8-12. Pours mostly clear orange with a small off white head. Funky yeast aroma, spice, lots more funk, light hops, hay and grass, some fruity sweetness. Flavor is light hay, fruit sweetness of apples and pears, peaches/apricots, bananas, some spice, cloves, lots of farmhouse hearty funk. Has some tripel notes and Saison notes. Prickly carbonation and medium mouthfeel. I am really enjoying this one and wish I had it in the fall as it would make a nice autumn seasonal. Not sure why the ratings are so low here unless they made a bunch of bad batches before this (I guess characteristic of Fantome).
JohnnyJ (4306) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Murky orange amber, with an off white head. Aroma of funky yeast, bread, and musty. Flavors of bread, banana, funk, leather, yeast, some sweetness, and finishes with some metallic bitterness. Weird.
maddmatt639 (224) - Pacifica, California, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
No retention and and no lacing. Smells of cloves, wheat, biscuit and yeast. Tastes of banana cloves, yeast, pepper and yeast. Dry aftertaste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Reynolds314 (2278) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really surprised reading the other reviews on this. This tastes to me like a smoked beer. Heavy smokey wood, bandaids, cloves, and bananas. Really odd in a fantome sort of way.