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Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation - Black Dark Extra - Brasserie Fantôme

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BA SCORE
81
good

65 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 21.81%
Wants: 13
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stakem on 03-27-2013)
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4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown colour, glint of colour at the edge. Head is beige, pale, nice small bubbles but decent foamy crown. Lace is nice.

Smells strong and a bit turbid. Soapy but with nice fragrant edge, frangipani with some turmeric and pepper. Caramel undertones; not bad.

Taste is tart and tangy. Dark front with a touch of roast that descends into vinegary notes with a real jam conserve edge. Strawberry balsamic, some hints of chocolate, raisins and figs. Very interesting and a lovely balance between sweetness and tartness. Well padded by malt as well, although slight sharp edge shows through.

Idiosyncratic blend of flavours, but put together very artistically to produce something pretty special.

laituegonflable, Jul 18, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -50.4%

ShanePB, Jul 08, 2014
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fbc24, Jul 08, 2014
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3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Blind tasting.

Weird...but with Fantome, you just never know what you're going to see next. A flip-top bottle that opened with a huge *pop.* Murky pour, dark coffee brown, with a wispy off-white head that settled to a collar, and left a few strands of lacing on the glass. Roasty aroma, obvious hit of smoked meat up front (I'm thinking cherrywood-smoked malts), peat, tobacco ash, dry rub spices. Smokey taste, as expected from the nose, cured meat, tobacco ash, roasty dark malts, some dry cocoa flavor, peppery spice and hints of something vegetal, with a bit of fruity astringency. Medium body. Pretty awkward and messy overall...I wouldn't come near tackling a whole bottle by myself. But it was nice to give it a try.

Rifugium, Jul 08, 2014
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Jordy777, Mar 24, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to @headlessclown for sharing this one. Drunk with him and @LaitueGonflable.

Pours a dirty dark brown colour, very hazed, but turning to a dark red when held to the light. Head is very fizzy, and forms a large crest that runs out of puff and leaves a slight foamy film. Lacing forms in large, indulgent streaks. Looks decent enough.

Nose is certainly dark, leavened with funky, bretty characters that leave it somewhere between liquorice and fairy floss. Some vegetative, herbal characters come through too, like fresh mint and crushed leaves. I don't get much in the way of actual acidity, but it's a nice melange even so.

Taste has the acidity a little more: leaving a metallic twang throughout. The toasty roast character comes through pleasantly, but with the coppery note it almost tastes meaty and bloody like a rare steak. Body is very light, meaning it leaves very little on the back palate. Some peppery and spritz is the only thing to provide some punctuation on the back.

Overall, it has some strange parts to it, some of which work, and some of which don't. I'm not quite sure it's as good as many of Fantôme's other offerings, but it's an interesting diversion.

lacqueredmouse, Feb 26, 2014
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Fantôme Extra Sour Special Original Creation - Black Dark Extra from Brasserie Fantôme
81 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.