madmitch76 (23398) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
17th April 2013
Stouts III Tasting. Cloudy gold beer, big white head. Palate is light and dry. Fine minerally carbonation. Pretty nice generic fruits are soon overpowered by white smoke. Citric peel hop bitterness before the dry finish. Typically Fantome left field.
Travlr (22557) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of 77ships, thanks! Murky yellow color, small but thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of dusty lemons and attic-stored grapefruits. Taste is bitter lemon and dilute straw.
Leighton (19596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the Stouts Pt. III & Others - London. Thanks to Kenny. Pours hazy yellow with a fine, white froth head. Nose of smokey wheat, lemon and dough. It has that golden ale smokiness defect. It’s weird. Smokey pale malts, bitter hay, grass. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Some soap. Warm finish, more off smoke, pale malts, light wheat, straw and hay, bitter grass. Certainly a bit off. Odd. So so. Fantome!
Dedollewaitor (15737) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Pre-Christian Firtal Pale Ale Festival Tasting, 2013. Pours hazy yellow with a creamy head. Rubber and leather. Greatly phenolic. Phenolic smoke. Wauw - quite filthy.
Scopey (13343) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Stout 3 & Freestyle Tasting, thanks to Ken. It pours cloudy golden yellow with a thick white head. The nose is earth, hay, pear, apple, melon, nectarine, apricot and light tartness. The taste is hay, sherbet, apple, pear, melon, straw and some mouldy wood with a dry finish. Medium-full body and high carbonation. So-so.
Christian (13085) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 Cloudy yellow with a big white head. Herbal aroma, with citrus snd mineral notes, Herbal and yeasty flavour with bubblegum and smokey phenols
thewolf (12274) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Etre Gourmet, Belgium. Pours clear golden with a small, frothy, white head. Aroma has grapefruit, doughy malts, citrus, light funk, mild leather. Medium carbonation, dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has light soapiness, lavender, coriander, cardemum, very dry.
hopscotch (10767) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pours hazy and yellow with a slightly green tint (a la Strange Ghost) and a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The nose is smoky, bready and slightly lemony - nothing overblown, everything subtle. Medium-bodied with kicked-back carbonation. The flavor is bready, lightly lemony and mildly bitter. Lingering, yeasty, bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
jercraigs (10093) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2014-08-15. Hazy pale yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma is weird and phenolic, strange esters. Flavour is rough, almost smokey, phenolic, roughly bitter in the finish. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. A bit strange, it fails to grab me today. Bottle at Campground Brewdown
JorisPPattyn (9673) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Huge, rather dense & creamy white head over fully muddy peach-coloured beer. Phenolic, tarry nose with a citrussy lining. Plastic, smelling rather chemical... Very serious phenols, woodstainer, bitter fruit and citrus- and/or walnutpeel. Wry bitterness keeps lingering. Astringent, and not a little bit at that. refreshing it is, OTOH. Not very-well bodied. Aftertaste is (smoked) soap. Definitely one gone too far in the smoked-phenolic direction to be enjoyed at best.