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Ghosttown - Brasseurs De Montréal

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 29.25%


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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Reviews by peensteen:
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

2.33/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Black with brown head, fluffy with some lace. Smell is of black licorice, roast malt, herbal medicinal notes and a muddy earthy presence. Taste is fairly roasty, black licorice, herbal, muddy earth, bitter herb and coffee notes. Medium carbonation, medium body, decent feel. This was pretty bad I must say and most of it went down the drain, none of the flavours seemed to complement each other and it was pretty unpleasant, will not revisit this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 18:46:11 | More by peensteen
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BuckyBeerBeaver

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +23.5%
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

04-17-2014 22:49:52 | More by BuckyBeerBeaver
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SurpriseTruck

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +44.6%

03-23-2014 02:23:54 | More by SurpriseTruck
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +19%

02-03-2014 03:51:08 | More by BeerHunter76
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kjkinsey

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-03-2014 03:50:39 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

2/5  rDev -32%

02-03-2014 03:48:54 | More by Texasfan549
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +20.7%
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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KrisDLSmith

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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

Ontario (Canada)

2.28/5  rDev -22.4%
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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dipso123

California

2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

11-08-2013 22:31:52 | More by dipso123
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

11-08-2013 00:34:10 | More by irishkyle21
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Mr_Rocca

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -15%

10-27-2013 03:44:56 | More by Mr_Rocca
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Cramshawbar

Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -49%

10-21-2013 00:17:46 | More by Cramshawbar
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +2%

10-19-2013 23:48:42 | More by ThinkAgain
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HATS4BATS

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +19%

10-19-2013 04:21:42 | More by HATS4BATS
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timeo

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

10-14-2013 20:41:26 | More by timeo
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -15%

10-13-2013 21:21:21 | More by Boozecamel
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

10-11-2013 03:02:24 | More by yancot
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -15%

10-11-2013 00:20:04 | More by WillAndSarah
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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BMart

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2%

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TimeLincoln

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-18-2013 00:59:39 | More by TimeLincoln
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.15/5  rDev -26.9%
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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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-15-2013 02:03:34 | More by DaPan
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Ghosttown from Brasseurs De Montréal
70 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.