Fantôme Black Ghost | Brasserie Fantôme

BA SCORE
86
very good
188 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Fantôme
Belgium
fantome.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by francisweizen on 01-06-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
188
Reviews:
146
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
19.27%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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1.95/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.25

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4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.24/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thank for sharing, Mike.

A: Pours a dark iced-tea/light cola color with a thin, fuzzy, head.
S: I get notes of musty barrel mixed with dark fruit skins, cheese, and horse shit.
T: Follows the nose along with strange fruit skins, mild oxidization, old grains, and a kiss of tingly vinegar. Dark grain taste similar to whole wheat toast. Slight grape. Flavors are muted and have a touch of aspirin bitterness.
M: Greasy, medium body, slightly tart, very low carbonation. Slick and wet, not super drying.
O: Kinda bleh. Not my favorite. I'd be hard pressed to drink a whole bottle of this. Not a drain-pour mess like some of their other beers though.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.14/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

750ml capped and corked Burgundian bottle. Casper's evil twin graces the label. Thanks to hoppypocket for the trade.

This beer pours a cloudy, near-opaque murky brownish-amber colour, with tons of tiny rising bubbles, which seem to make the foamy, puffy, but heretofore stabilized beige head grow before my eyes, above the glass, into a weird set jello like state. Anyways, after a coon's age, I get some weakly distributed spotty lace around the glass.

It smells of smoldering tire fires, meaty caramel malt, earthy yeast, woody Islay peat, singed leaves, BBQ'd dark fruit, cheesy funk, battered coriander and black pepper, tanned leather, and herbal, soapy hops. The taste is thankfully dialed down a bit, the smoke restrained to a certain degree, yet it still permeates everything - the peppy, funky yeast, the fleshy black fruit, the sweating leather, the cocoa-tinged bready pale malt, the bludgeoned, and indistinct spice, and the herbal, leafy hops.

The bubbles are, as noted, a bit retarded in their over-ebullient nature, but actually settle down after more than a wee spell, the body medium-light in weight, and hardly smooth, as that cannot possibly be this one's game. It finishes mostly dry, the lingering ashy, peaty, and just plain smoky essence hard to define otherwise, even if there is other stuff with more pleasant things going on.

Wow. Wasn't expecting that. So, take a gentle, easy-drinking style, and lay waste to it - literal scorched earth, baby! Christ on a crutch, I have to work to find something nice to say about this. Ok, um, the overbearing smoke and overreaching carbonation aren't everything here - it just seems like it most of the time. Might make a good grilling marinade, I suppose.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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Fantôme Black Ghost from Brasserie Fantôme
3.84 out of 5 based on 188 ratings.
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