chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2004
On tap at the Beer Circus, Croydon. Supposedly brewed specially for the bar. Also available bottled. I struggled to pick up much in the aroma, partly because it was served very cold. The mouthfeel is dry and woody and there’s a sour lactic edge. Some dried fruit, but no great depth of flavour. Interesting, but not entirely successful. As Duff says, the alcohol is well hidden and it’s an easy drinking brew.
duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2004
[email protected]maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2004
Beer Circus, Croydon, London. Where the hells the 8% alcohol? extremely well hidden. Yeah, i can understand how people might not get too excited about it, but there was just something so wonderfully subtle and warming about it for me. No, it didn’t beat you’re tongue to death with flavour as many an 8% beer might do, but rather gave it a gentle caress, a character that Fantome seem to do quite well. Lovely light woody sourness, with some subtle dark fruit and chocolate/caramel, lovely soft mouthfeel. Subtle, but i really liked it.
Draught - Beer Circus - Croydon. A dark brown almost black beer with no head at all. A sourish dark fruit aroma. There are hints of raisins in the flavour which was a lot thinner than expected. Tasted a bit ’old’? kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2004
Sour woody aroma, with some dark fruits there too. Brown with no head. Dried fruits, berries and slight sourness. Medium bodied. Blergh? Rerate next day: Some choc in aroma this time. Slightly more balanced in flavour too, with some caramel notes. Ok. Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2004
Draught at the Beer Circus, Croydon, London.. with Maeib. An odd dark brown beer, almost flat. Rasins and dried fruits, balsamic vingear, slight roastiness and quite sickly. OK, but very dissaponiting.