dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
MIBF ’05 Hazy deep golden in color with asmall white lacing. Aroma od fruit and spice. Bitter chocolate flavor with a dry and astringent finish.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clearish, only slightly hazy, orange, but I decanted the first tasting of the bottle. Aroma of hay, grass, and funk. Maybe there was a hint of unsweet chocolate in the aroma - but I don’t know if it was really there, or me just sensing it there because I expected it to be there. Flavors of grass and more substantial, but still a bit lacking, unsweet chocolate. I also got some semi-sweet fruits - taste reminded me a bit of cantelope or some melon. Herby finish of corriander, and a slight bitter bite. That said, I found the flavors a little dissappointing after the aroma. A very good beer on its own, but a little dissappointing considering it’s a Fantome.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a hazy brownish orange color with a huge but quickly dissipating off white head. Aroma first let off some hay with a touch of skunk and finished off with bitter sweet cocoa powder and alcohol fumes. Flavor was mildly funky and acidic with bitter chocolate and a dry bitter finish. Coupled with the skunky aroma it seemed like somebody poured a little Molson Golden into my beer.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
slightly hazy brown. sour funk and mild skunky aroma. weird metallic taste. very fuky. barley a hint of chocolat. I love fantome, but I can’t dig this.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Translucent brown color, lasting white head. Has the barnyard, spice, and musty qualties with just the slightest hint of chocolate.
TBone (12964) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My 300th rated Belgium.
Dark mud brown color, creamy brownish head. Yeasty aroma. Chocolaty, a bit spicey. Dry hoppy aftertaste.
sloth (2520) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a large tan head, good retention and a light spotty lacing. Hazy orange glow in my glass, neat. Nose is musty with its fair share of barnyardy notes, lightly grassy also. Body is med/light, slick yet prickly. Spicey, yeasty flavors, peppery notes along with a bit of doughy malts, but where is the Chocolat??? Dry finish, surprising hop bite!
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
07.26.05 750ml bottle. Murky bornze pour with thick, pinkish-tan head and lots of lace. The first aroma impression I get is salt water soaked grass and wool. The next is Hershey’s syrup and skim milk. Huh. Also a touch on the spiced side with some pepper and dank yeast. Flavor is wildly tart right from the get-go with a sharp grassy acidity. Crazily short on the palate, its a blast of tart, bitter cocoa, grass/herb, then lingering citrus tang and hemp twine. Oh man I wish I had someone handy to share this 750 with.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled @ RBSG 05’ (Montréal) Grand Tasting
Hazy golden mud, nice foamy head, light lacing. Nose of spicy peppers and orange peel, nice horsey yeast. The flavor is lightly tangy with some dry cocoa and moderate alcohol. A dirty mouthfeel and a tangy finish but complex and fairly tasty, I can dig it.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold in color, a hint of brown look to it, off white head. Aroma is musty, maybe even a bit skunky, light cocoa, spice. Flavor is of a bit of cellar funk along with some very dry cocoa and some odd spice. Palate is quite dry. This one didn’t work out too well.