t0rin0 (79) - Do Not Resuscitate, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted in September 2009, so most likely 2008 vintage, from notes. Pours dark red with some brown/black, clearer than a lot of the Fantomes that I’ve seen. Aroma is malt, caramel, light barnyard, and plenty of dark fruit. Flavor is full of plums and chocolate but also has a distractiing funk to it along with some roast. Not a bad beer.
The Etruscan (648) - Tuscany, ITALY - JAN 14, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light beige creamy head. Brown colour. Aroma is fruity malty with dates, raisins and spicy and licorice notes. Flavor is malty too, fruity with raisins, dried fruits and licorice and chocolate tones, ending in a moderately spicy finish. Medium to full bodied.
LLaurin (359) - Motala, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2017
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I honestly hope that I got a bad bottle of this beer. Poorly carbonated, pale nose and no head at all. Blush dishwater colour in red tones and completely flat. Taste light sour with some herbal notes like coriander or alone. Palate non existing and a great disappointment. Will rerate if I can get another one.
kapusta (100) - Olive Branch, Mississippi, USA - DEC 31, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours opaque purpleish brown with light brown fluffy head. The aroma is deep fruits, treacle, fruitcake, spice (grains of paradise). The flavor is Carmel, figs and raisins, cinnamon and spice, maybe oaky. Very smooth body and easy to drink and alcohol is well hidden. Not at all overspiced as the seasonal Christmas beers sometimes tend to be. Very very good beer.
olsvammel (6606) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from.... hm either a shop in Belgium or Systembolaget in Sweden, forgot which one :P Fruity and yeasty spicy smell. Similar taste. A bit rough flavour profile.
suurjuust (3157) - ESTONIA - DEC 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Brown hazy beer, almost no head. Nose is fruity, spices and a hint of tartness. Flavor is cherries and berries, tartness, spices, chocolate. Herbal notes, mild bitterness and tartness in the finish. Remarkably drinkable.
zebra (1905) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
750-ml bottle from binnys Hyde Park. translucent honey color, good head, fizzy at first, classic funky saison nose, saison lemon-pepper, clear but restrained spices, sweet, super balanced, medium body, herbal finish, drinkable. joyeux noël à tous.
kapusil (1266) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.75l bottle. Hazy dark brown body with no head. Aroma of chocolate, cloves, nutmeg, red wine and cherries. Taste of chocolate, cherries, spicy hops, nutmeg with sone tartness in the finish. Basically no carbonation. Interesting beer for sure. Some sips even makes me to think this is actually a red wine :-) Definitely nice though
ajnepple (5661) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3 oz pour at Hops & Pie. Clear orange appearance with a tan head. Aroma of light caramel malt, toasted grain, mild herbs/spices, toffee, light citrus zest and a touch of peppery spice. Similar flavor, adding mild malt sweetness, light to mild bitterness and a hint of acidity. Medium to full body with a light dry feel and a lingering, mildly spiced, light yeasty finish. Pretty solid stuff overall.
mansquito (5732) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottleshare: pours dark hazy orange with white head. Aroma is yeasty and sugary. Taste is kind of too sweet with the candied sweetness. Some light bitterness. Not that great.
BlackHaddock (6629) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml capped and corked bottle between five at the December 2016 Shrewsbury Beer Exchange Group meeting in Chez Sophie. Cheers Mat for another interesting beer. Muddy brown/amber body, small off-white topping. Fruity, spicy and semi-sweet: Rhubarb Fool came to mind mid-sip and the thought/flavour never left my head. Like all/most Fantôme beers, you never really know what is going to come out of the bottle!