npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Mahogany with a big tan head. Sour, brett-y nose with underlying sweet hints, apricot, caramel, apples, light phenols. Tart, bitter, musty, oaky flavor, hints of chocolate, some sweetness. Complicated--a jumble of flavors with little balance, but still an interesting brew. Oddly watery. jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Dark burgundy murky body topped by a medium fizzy head that has decent lasting power. The aroma is sweet mlalts, a little bit of barnyard, and some woody notes lurking about also. The flavor is interesting, not much sweetness at all which the nose leads yout o believe that their will be. Moderate tartness and bitterness. The finish is a wee bit sweet but more so tart. The body is medium. The alcohol is very well masked and is not really noticeable until after the swallow when you experience a light warming sensation down rough your gullet. Overall a very interesting and unique experience. This one leans towards a Flemish Sour but there are definitely lots of other things going on. Aother winner from Fantome. Thanks to Andre’. Jokes (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Hazy streaks of red and brown with a small, but persistent, cream-colored head. Dark, ripe fruits smeared all over the nose. Cherries, apples, plum, toasted bread, a little chocolate and an interest citrus fruit element. Every once in a while you get an interesting spice kick--white pepper, licorice and probably some others. The body is typical Fantome--smooth with decent heft and lightly creamy but with an interesting sharpness at times. The flavor is fruity, lightly sweet and reminiscent of the aroma. Every once in a while you get a interesting funkiness to shake things up. All in all, this isn’t the greatest of all Fantomes, but tasty and interesting. Another winner. jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Pours with a thick head that fades to very little. Aroma is of cherries, a mild coffee, and a hint of heavily roasted malts. Taste is at first mostly of cherry syrup, then comes some pepper, a bit of citrus, and other spices with a little alcohol. The aftertaste fades from the initial flavors to a very heavyly roasted malt flavor that dries the tongue and leaves the flavors of cocoa, expresso and roasted nuts. Zach Diesel (905) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2004
spritzy citrus aroma, slightly reddish brown with a wonderful tan head, watery body, roasty and chocolatey with ever present hints of orange also very wheaty
5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2004
Bottle pours DARK brown, very opaque, large tannish head, lots of floaty bits, but virtually no lacing. Fig/dates, earthy/musty, and sour cherries on the nose. Forwardly yeasy, typical belgian style, earthy, & musty. More fig & dates through to the finish. Aftertaste is very yeasty, coating the entire mouth. Slightly sour too. Full bodied, creamy texture, and luckily not overly carbonated.heykevin (1287) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Ruby copper with billowing head. Exotic spicy aroma that only fantome can produce. Deep caramel sweetness, quite sweet actually, lots of spiciness, it actually reminds me of this tang and dried tea drink my mother used make for me "russian tea" she called it. Good tangy yeast signature as well. Thanks to AlanC for providing me with the bottle. Babble on! HumuloneRed (765) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2004
Dark bown with not much head. Have to let it warm up before I start tasting the wonderful spicy flavors. I get plum, raisin, brown sugar, mild coffee, clove, and nut spice. Great beer. And like all of his beers a bit of a enigma. Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2003
Blackberry aroma, with sourness that carries into the flavour. Acidy, with strong hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Very interesting! Eirikur (386) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - DEC 21, 2003
Coffe and Very dark chocolate, cocoa.
Niec, not very drinkable though .