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Ghosttown - Brasseurs De Montréal

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71
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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 2.96
pDev: 29.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseurs De Montréal visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jneiswender on 06-08-2009)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown, mostly opaque but with a slight ruby tinge (between a stout and porter in depth) no visible carbonation. The thick 4 finger chocolate milk head leaves a chunky lacing.

S: Coffee, chocolate, licorice, black pipe licorice, slight candy quality, light smokiness like that of pepperoni, cardboard.

T: Dark chocolate, licorice, light meaty smokiness, cigarette butts. Mostly a slightly sweet stout, very little alcohol burn. Notes of cedar. Black licorice comes in again and again.

M: Thick slightly syrupy body, low carbonation.

O: Interesting beer. The licorice and cedar are interesting, and the fact each sip tastes different makes this one really fun. Almost like a new beer every sip, but it repeats in a cycle. Well done! My first from Brasseur Montreal. I see Absinth- herbs and roots written on it, so that must account for the liquorice.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 02:26:28 | More by patre_tim
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BuckyBeerBeaver

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brasseur de Montréal ("BdM"), a creation of Marc-André Gauvreau and Denise Mérineau, opened its doors on March 7, 2008 in the historic Montréal neighbourhood of Griffintown, located at 1483, Ottawa Street. BdM makes 7 beers that are offered year-round as well as a number of specialty seasonal beers. All are served in BdM's resto-bar adjacent to the brewing facilities, where customers can watch the beer-making process during their meals.

While Bucky was stocking up on stouts and porters for the winter, he noticed and picked up a bottle of BdM's Le Stout Ghosttown ("Ghosttown"). Ghosttown came in a brown 341 ml bottle with no visible 'best before' or production date, and contained absinth, herbs and roots..should be an interesting experience because I have no idea what absinth tastes like! Ghosttown poured an opaque black with a thin mocha coloured head that quickly faded to a thin collar of foam around the glass, leaving behind some minor spotting. Its aroma was a powerful black liquorice with undertones of dark roasted coffee, and an elusive herbal smell that I can't quite pin down (absinth?). Just like the aroma, the beer's taste was dominated by a strong black liquorice up front, giving way to that elusive herbal taste and a dark roasted coffee, slightly bitter finish. The mild dark coffee bitterness lingers as an aftertaste. I'm not a fan of black liquorice, but this isn't bad at all. Ghosttown has a mild carbonation and is relatively light bodied (for a stout) with a smooth mouth feel. The verdict...an interesting brew to be sure, and even though black liquorice is not a favourite of mine, quite respectable. Ghosttown sells for $2.95 per 341 ml bottle.

Serving type: bottle

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2/5  rDev -32.4%

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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341 ml bottle into tulip. Brewed with Absinthe, herbs and roots. Pours a nice dense creamy brown head, good retention and thick oily black body. Afterwards leaves little lacing. 3.5
S – from a distance you notice this is not an ordinary stout. Funky lively licorice, Sambuca!!, anise, semisweet roasty chocolate, the absinthe character stands out but with an intense herbal profile, bridge mix, a bit weird to be sure but I’m interested to taste it, earthy herbalness which is quite unique to say the least.
T – hmm, you get the same sort of black licorice, sambucca, anise flavours, but the stout notes which were no where on the smell come to compliment a bit. Intense herbal qualities and aggressive anise/absinthe qualities, the feel is a bit creamy which tries to balance this but can’t really cut it. The ending has some coffee notes, if that were spiked coffee. I can’t hate on trying something different, but the beer is pretty overwhelmed here, and for my taste this didn’t work as well as I would’ve liked.
M – moderate body and carbonation, an oily licorice herbal quality. Sticky molasses finish. Far too thick, hung around forever with the boozy spirit absinthe.
A combination of interesting and unpleasant might fit here. I’m not crazy for absinthe or sambuca, or intense licorice for that matter which is super dominant here, but a fan of those would probably like this. I had really difficulty getting into the beer behind those notes, really overwhelmed it for me and I think there are some interesting flavours going on here at least initially. Little bitterness and a thick herbal quality that starts out really balanced and interesting but by the finish it is the only thing there. I managed to finish this but would not buy it again. Still a fairly interesting diversion off the beaten track and if your interested in that sort of experience you could do worse.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 03:31:35 | More by mick303
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-02-2013 05:52:41 | More by KrisDLSmith
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

2.28/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Poured as black as night with a finger of head that produced some lace but did not stick around.

Smell: The background of chocolate and coffee stout is overwhelmed by scents of anise, ginger with light toffee notes. It's good but that anise/black licorice smell seems a bit too powerful, and that's not exactly one of my favourite tastes.

Taste: Starts with a very strong molasses taste with coffee notes which then gets overwhelmed by a black licorice and toffee malt taste. If I was a fan of Black licorice, I'd be more inclined the enjoy this...but sadly I am not. However I'm going to give it some leeway on this one because it is clearly supposed to be herbed beer.

Mouthfeel: Unsurprisingly the licorice taste lingers in a bad, clingy way that leaves your mouth a little bit dry. The transistioning isn't bad, the the carbonation falls flat pretty quick too.

Drinkability: The dryness doesn't help things, nor does the clingy aftertaste. It's medium bodied, which is something I guess, but that licorice taste begins to make me a bit queasy near the end. Still, I managed to drink the whole thing and it avoided a drain pour.

Final Thoughts: If you like Black licorice, than this is your beer, if you don't stay far away. Really this beer is a gimmick beer, it was interesting to try, but it's seasonal for a reason.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 02:35:45 | More by TheHammer
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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

341ml bottle into a pint glass.

A - black, very opaque, about a finger and half of head.
S - booze, chocolate, black licorice.
T - licorice dominates. Whoa. Start to finish. Not much in the way of cocoa or coffee or anything like that.
M - smooth, not too heavy considering the high abv. More like a porter.
O - I hate licorice. Maybe if it was mild in the beer I could handle it, but this is just liquid licorice man. Don't know if I can even finish the entire beer. Looks nice, but that's as far as it goes.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 00:43:38 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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Ghosttown from Brasseurs De Montréal
71 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.