Brasseur de Montreal.
The restaurant-brewery was opened back in 2008 and produces seven year round beer, plus seasonals. I had a look at the menu and yes, this looks like a,place I would like to eat!
Ghosttown is one of their year round beers and the only one in their line-up to be sold away from the brewery at Quebec SAQ stores. The Brasseur de Montreal website describes the 6.6% abv Ghosttown as an absinthe-based stout, brewed with roots, herbs and strongly roasted malt. A blend of a dozen ingredients, it develops hints of coffee and chocolate.
So what is Absinthe? A Toronto Star article describes this as Gin's naughty neighbor, and an opalescent, anise-flavoured elixir.
Time for a taste!
The stout pours very black in colour with a silky brownish head. There is a multitude of layered aroma in this. What hits you first is licorice. It is very pronounced. Then comes through a little chocolate, plus something else I cannot put my finger on. Must be the spice.
It is a very nice, different stout. I would love to try it on tap at their restaurant, but don't think I would by it for my fridge here at home.
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