devman171 (685) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours hazy amber, aroma is spicy and spices! Taste is pretty mellow on the spices, tasty
KyotoLefty (5793) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Delirium. Deep blonde, low, fine head. Dry, grassy nose, saison-like and also tart. Sour flavor, slightly smoky, grapefruit. Light, with high carbonation. There is no taste or aroma of chocolate at all. Gets richer when the yeast is added. Great stuff. Where’s the chocolat?
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Appalachian Vintner. Pours dishwater brown with a thin khaki head. Not getting much on the nose. Kind of tart on the tongue with a hint of funk. I get a bit of the chili on the finish but it’s faint. Eh!
BMMillsy (1097) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a hazy dark orange with massive off white head. Aroma is bandaids, a bit if spice, and lots of musty yeast. Flavor is acetone and bandaids. A bit of pepper heat. I assume this is not what it is supposed to taste like. It is official. I will never buy another Fantome. 2 for 2 with the disgusting bottles. Down the drain along with my $12...
Inbreak (1393) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 28.07.2013, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Thick slightly fizzy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish, light malts, shed, sorrel, smoke, spices, chalk, grass. Taste is sour-ish, light malts, sorrel, chalk, apple skin, wood, citrus peel, cheese, grass, smoke. Extremely thick mouthfeel. Not really sure what I think about this one. It’s not fantastic, but it’s still very interesting. But, where is the chocolate?!?
DutchDrebus (3368) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a pretty thick liquid with a hazy orange colour and a large off-white head. Smells sourish, brett, dusty, cellar, grassy. Tastes sour, herbs, dusty.. No chocolate at all. Thick body, soft carbo.
ansjelaah (1045) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gedronken met joes, benzai, tinus en dutchdrebus, oranje en niet helder, ruikt en smaakt niet naar chocolade, muf en beetje zuur, olie achtig in de mond
Benzai (6268) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
75cl bottle shared by Dutchdrebus. Opaque hazy orange color, medium sized white head. Bad smell. Brett, tart, funky, barnyard, horses. Taste is basically the same. Very thick syrupy texture, almost like snot, average body, low carbonation. Chocolate? No, not even the slightest hint. Sucks.
TommyFi (69) - ITALY - JUL 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Colore giallo carico ambrato. Buon cappello di schiuma che col tempo si riduce. Al naso profuma di formaggio e di carta bagnata. Decisamente sorprendente in bocca, secca dove si percepisce il cacao amaro e con un finale intenso da luppolo. Da provare.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy, golden body. Large, frothy, off-white head. Aroma of lacquer, toasted grain, flowers, barnyard with a hint of chocolate. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Dry finish. Any taste that is here is overrun by lacquer and barnyard.