Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Poured medium, coppery-orange with a spotty, but well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up bright juniper, caraway, blood orange zest, and a kiss of star anise over soft, almost nutty malts.. very interesting. The flavor found sour, somewhat metallic notes and juniper on the tip of the tongue, with lemon zest and a bunch of spices behind and around.. the juniper really led.. tangy, spicy, oaky finish. Medium-bodied and slick on the palate.. a little too focused on the tart/sour elements, but otherwise solid.
jcwattsrugger (12395) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle @RLRL-lt tan-cloudy amber. A-jalepeno, lt/med malt. T-jalepeno, herbal, lt/med malt.
Huhzubendah (3697) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt.
Sampled alongside twenty other Fantôme beers.
The beer appears a rusty, orange brown color. Mild haze with a small tan head after a careful pour. The aroma offers herbal, floral, funk, fruit, vegetable, and yeast scents. A lot of stimulus for the olfactory senses. The taste brings some apple notes, along with a light spice, though not with the same intensity as La Gillmoir or BBB Dark White. Candied apples and a fruity sweetness are balanced by a light funk. Medium to light bodied. Good feel. I would definitely have this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-07-2011
PhillyCraft (6964) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. This is my favorite of the ghost beers. Pours a hazy copper with medium white head. Pretty good lacing. Aromas and taste of cedar wood, white pepper, cutgrass, belgian yeast/spice, orange rinds, mushrooms. Notes were incredibly vegetal and earthed out. Carbonation was restrained on this one as far as Fantome goes. Smooth mouth with a medium dry herb finish. Delicious beer.
Reynolds314 (3426) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
What am I drinking?? The name on this is very fitting. Does it really even taste like beer? no not really. When I take a sip of this I picture a dank cobweb filled dusty basement full of huge piles of strawberries and grass. It tastes kinda good but man its strange.
Ernesto987 (6005) - Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is odd, tastes like strawberry jam and wet grass. No wait roast beef sandwich and peaches. No wait, till tastes like basement
joeneugs (6370) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by wavers1. Thanks Baker! It has a dark reddish copper color with an off white head. The aroma is caramel apples, lots of cinnamon, allspice and touches of dark fruity and toasty malt. The flavor is oddly tart and surprisingly funky with sour apples, horseblanket, cinnamon, toasty malt with hints of brett and a spicy, almost woody finish. Not bad, I after I got past the initial shock. Very interesting at least.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a deep ruddy red color.
Smells of odd spices and red berries. tastes like an odd hodgepodge of flavors. like english tea meats fruit salad. not too pleasant. Really the herbs kill it for me. which is disappointing because i am a huge fan of most that fantome puts out.
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with simple tan head. Orange and toasted malt on the nose. Medium body. It starts with some sweet bright fruit and finishes with a little cherry sourness. There is some subtle spiciness with ginger and cinnamon flavors.
markwise (5434) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to the kind soul at the last Tampa weekend tasting who shared this one. Pours a murky brown with an off-tan head. I believe some particulates issued forth. Nose is cinnamon, green apple, tea, caramel, table sugar, and a slight watermelon hint. Flavor is similar with lingering green apple jolly rancher. Light to medium in body, and yes, a strange brew for sure.