StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful hazy orange/copper with a fizzy, tiny tan head. Aroma is sourdough, coriander, anise, orange rind scrapings and lemon drops. Citrusy oranges make their presence felt early on in the flavor profile. Nutmeg mixes with a profound tartness to add yet another nuance to this little gem. Sweet and sour - and subtly spiced – matched with a husky malt bill to fall back on. Somewhat effervescent. Long, bitter finish accompanied by orange crème. Nice.
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this was my favorite of the big europeans we tasted.Hugh aromas of spice and cigar.Flavors of a cigar with some vanilla chasing it.Also had some cinnamon and nutmeg to go along with it.finish was like a fine cigar.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky medium brown with off white head. Initial aroma is sour but turns to spice as it warms. Flavor is all spice, cinnamon and ginger. Would be a perfect winter beer, IMO.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poours cloudy deep amber with a big bubbly head. Nose of vanilla co ke and sourness with some yogurt. Flavor is intensely sour like cream soda with a shot of lemon juice. Body is med-light. Finish is dry.
Pailhead (6355) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Bottle courtesy of Styles. Very sweet aroma with some cinnamon and spice. Pours a cloudy reddish-orange with barely any transparency. Small off-white head. Sweet and fruity (cherries and melon) and lightly tart with tons of spice. The funky sour melon and spice finish doesn’t appeal to me all that much.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured cloudy light gold, edging on brown. Heaps of yeast. Aroma is yeasty, spicy and sweet. Flavour is a wonderful balance of citrus, vanilla, fresh grains, spices and yeasty bread. Really easy drinking, wonderfully smooth. Great stuff!
highalphafan (18) - albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottle was less carbonated than I thought it would be. Pouring fairly aggressively still yielded little head. The beer itself is an opaque brown color. Wonderful nose with the spiciest scent I’ve had in a beer to date. This quality is carried out througout the entire drinking experience. This is my first Fantome. Can’t wait to try more.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish-brown body with a fading, effervescent grayish head. Wild aroma of vanilla bean, cream soda, orange sherbert, a funky lactic quality, and some oxidative notes. Tart, cherry yogurt flavor with a horsey finish. Creamy texture. This particular beer was much too funky and out-of-control. Fantome should be disqualified from RateBeer for major consistency problems.
Terminus (3544) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle-pours a burgandy hue with a big off-white head. big brett in this one with funk, spicy esters, some corriander, vanilla. Flavors are very spicy, with notes of vanilla, orange peal, banyard, and slight sourness. This beer is pretty funky, but i like it! this is definately a spiced saison that is pretty well balanced and has alot of depth/complexity to it. I wish i was better at sampling this style because there is alot going on here.
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque, dark amber-red, like a bing cherry. Small head. Aroma is sweet and funky, with floral notes along with hints of cherry, raspberry, and cider and lots of spices. Taste is very full, a little woody and earthy with all-spice, cherries, malt, and a nice amount of funk. The flavors change with the temperature and the acidic dryness takes you through the entire bottle. I simply loved this beer.