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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij for Musketiers.

Troubadour Obscura is a Belgian Dark Strong Ale with 8,5 % alc. and refermentation in the bottle. Poured in the special glass, Troubadour Obscura has a nice creamy foam head. The beer has a malty character with a nice little roasty flavour. Troubadour Obscura has a mild bitterness, which is a bit stronger in the aftertaste. Troubadour Obscura has a mainly malty aroma. The smell of roasted, burned wood is completed by a light chocolate touch. Troubadour Obscura is produced with 4 different types of malt, hops, yeast and water.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (438) - - JAN 23, 2013
Signalons d’abord, pour la précision, que cette bière est de 8,2 % abv et non 8,5. Ceci étant dit, on a ici une très grande bière noire, qui fera date dans le genre. Tous les ingrédients sont réunis : couleur noire d’encre, mousse épaisse, arômes de café, moka, chocolat … etc. Toujours notre logo des Troubadour en gothique, le blason et la devise du meilleur effet. Mais tout se passe dans le verre et pas dans la bouteille (quoique la fermentation pourrait nous en vouloir de dire cela. Donc soyons prudents ….). Oh les monstres de Troubadour... Nous versons le breuvage : noir de charbon (on ne voit rien là dedans, poussez-vous!) Clarté opaque. Bulles (en transparence lumineuse) fines par fontaine au centre (de mon beau verre calice …. ben oui). Mousse beigne moyen à jaune paille humide, très épaisse à grains moyens. Arômes de mild stout. Volume soyeux. 1ère bouche sur du café fort, du chocolat noir à 85 %, de la groseille noire, du cassis, et une pointe fine de fumée. 2ème bouche sur du moka quasi viennois, superbe fondu en bouche. 3ème sur du malt avec du chocolat (donc de l’ovomaltine...) et une sorte de ganache du meilleur goût. La longueur est en constante ligne de mire vers le haut... La levure est très « droite » pour soutenir le sujet. L’alcool sans excès est pourtant bien présent. La finale ne se laisse pas démonter et nous prouve que de nouveaux brasseurs peuvent bien faire ce travail. Remarquable travail flamand, dans ce pays du travail bien fait. Une future médaille, mais profitons-en dès maintenant....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
omikr0n (658) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark cloudy brown to red with nice creamy light brown head. Aroma is wood, candy, malt, spices, cognac. Flavor is malt, candy, alcohol, wood, nuts. Quite sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thompson (297) - - APR 16, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Dark brown colour, decent sized head. Smell and taste malts, a little bit roasted, some caramel and lightly chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SimonBeer (63) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2014
(Drinking date: 11 April 2014) The beer is really dark brown, with a huge frothy head. Nice aroma of wood, smoke, raisins, chocolate and alcohol. Not a really powerfull aroma. But unfortunately also a bit of a metal aroma. The taste is a bit smoky. Not very sweet. A bit bitter. Not really special and not very nice. Little bit sweet. The mouthfeel is good. Soft to medium carbonation and a watery to round mouthfeel. Overall, I would have liked this beer more if it was sweeter. Unfortunately I don’t really like the smoky taste. It is a good beer, but for me: this is not my favourite beer. I still give it the total score of 3.4 though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andriesradu (401) - ROMANIA - APR 9, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours dark reddish/brown with a huge, long lasting, beige head, Aroma is yeasty,sweet, roasted malt, some alchool, olives and chocolate, Flavor moderate sweet, almost no bitterness, roasted malt . Some burned wood mouthfeel in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (2979) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - APR 9, 2014
Sehr fein und ausbalanciert. Etwas Schokolade, dazu ein paar Kekse, hier und da Hefe und ein wenig Weizen. Das Ganze dann noch schön süffig eingebraut und mit einer leicht süßen Note zum Abschluss. Fein. Echt fein.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (8576) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
Bottle:Deep reddish-amber coloured with a smaller stable off-white creamy head, presumably hazy; solid dryish toasty and chocolatey nose, some sweet dried fruits underneath; pretty solid sweet-bitter flavour, pretty full-bodied as well; drier bitter-chocolatey finish, balanced by sweet dark malt. A heavy pleasure…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (2978) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - APR 6, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a deep dark brown colour with smooth head and smooth body. Nice aroma of barley and cake. Taste of roasted barley, woods, chocolate, malt, cookies and ripe dark berries. Malty-chocolate finish. Easy and smooth to drink, highly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (205) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
Bottle from Bert’s Bierhuis in Utrecht. The beer is dark ruby red and has a large cream colored head, CO2 is excellent. In the aroma different tones of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. The taste is very malty, which reminds of a stout beer. Also has te beer a mild bitterness. In the finish this mild bitterness is well noticable for a long time. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (1697) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2014
Bottle at home, 330 ml. Poured into a tulip glass. ABV 8..2% Pours a lovely looking deep mahogany brown coloured beer, with ruby shades when the light passes through it. Two fingers of thick beige head, with very good retention, leaving medium lacing around the glass. Aroma has lots of prunes, raisins, liquorice, some metal. Taste of roasted malts, dark fruits, mostly prunes, coffee, raisins, little bit of caramel, the alcohol very well hidden. Fantastic taste, tastes more like a fruity imperial stout. Nice bitterness on the aftertaste, mild, coming from roasted malts. Medium thick on the body, good carbonation, nice feeling on the palate, dry but also a bit sticky. Very good beer, another good one from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
budedou (256) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - MAR 31, 2014
Very good belgian ale with a taste I loved!!! :) Troubadour is really good brewery

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