kapusta (118) - Browns Summit, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2017 DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with some red tints, thick off-white head and lacing. Aroma first brings lemon zest, along with some coriander perhaps, plus raisins. At times resembles a deep red wine, at other times spicy and dry, sweet, smoke, a finish approaching sourness--it’s all over the place. And like other Fantome brews, the carbonation is soft, dancing lightly on the palate.
750ml bottle pours dark, dark brown with a reddish tinge. Aroma carries a funky barnyard nose of black pepper, cherry, raisens, molasses, maybe fruitcake. Flavor is typical Fantome funkiness, woody, barnyard hay, yeasty spice, some dark syrupy sweetness. Peppery finish with vanilla and caramel notes lingering. Another fantastic beer from Fantome. My only quandary is why is this labeled as a Belgian stout, because I could taste no evidence of the sort. JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Several years old bottle shared by a friend. Pours hazy amber to copper with a medium tan head. Malty and funky nose with slight dark fruit. Malty and caramelly flavor with some fruit before a funky finish. rane (1107) - Nibe, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2015
Copper colour with huge and dense pale brown head. Aroma horseblanket, pepper. A bit flemsh brown notes. Roasted malt. Taste roasted malt some weak sour notes. Dry finish. A quite strange and unique beer. I like it. Habanero (4908) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - APR 16, 2015
Bottled. Pours hazy, deep amber with an average off-white head. Aroma of chocolate and dark fruit notes amoung with some spice. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and a little sour. Medium bodied, oily texture and average carbonation. A nice Ale indeed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, very sweet, fizzy, candy sugar, spiced finish.
gad905 (202) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Backlog rate from 27/11/13, tasting at RichTheVillan’s. Murky dark greyish brown, sharp funky notes on the nose. Slight sweetness, some roast flavours, spice, brett funk and acidity, some citrus. Very spritzy. Complex and interesting but not the most satisying. slowrunner77 (13203) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"Pours slightly murky brown, lighter than the average porter. Slightly tart fruity aroma, though some chocolate and roasted malts are in there too. Prickly feel. No sign of abv. Flavor is pretty well balance between light funk and English brown type matinees. Nice enough though I was expecting more."
VastActiv (7734) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle 0.75l at One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Originally rated 04082012. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Belgian yeast, fruit,s grain, spices and malts. Jorn69 (3403) - ï¿½ngelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Copenhagen 14/7-14. Moderate malty and sweet fruity with smokey and barnyard notes, light acidic and dry, medium body with an oily texture. Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Oh boy, more torture. Ugh.
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a snifter and a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange to somewhat off color brown. One finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute.
The smell had some burnt off barnyard funky soured oranges.
The taste was basically the same.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with not much sessionability to me as it’s just too damn leathery and tart and sour.
Overall, I’m hoping my abuse from this brewery is in sight but it’s not.