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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (240) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 19, 2015
botella. De @vivalabirra ............................................... casa 18/01/2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjansen1310 (94) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
33 cl bottle. Pours an black coloured beer with a white head. Tastes notes are chocolate, hoppy bitter, dark fruit sweets. Definitely an interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cluniac (68) - - JAN 16, 2015
Decent strong ale. Aroma dominated by malty sweet smell, common in bok beers. Appearance is excellent, with a bold dark color and frothy 2 to 3 finger head. Taste is dominated by dark malty flavors, with some caramel sweetness. Palate is ok, a bit dry and bitter aftertaste. Creaminess medium, but not great. Overall a decent ale, but nothing overly remarkable about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (483) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2015
33 cl bottle from Wine of Galilee in Tallinn (€ 2.40). BB 2017. Translucent reddish brown colour. Head massive with excellent, very thick sexy stocking-like lacing. Retains. Looks stunning! Nose is delicately sweet recalling sugared dark fruits and molasses... chocolaty + alcoholic, later on it gets more icky sweet, much like flavoured cola. Taste is sugary sweet with notes of dark fruits and chocolate, and in mid-taste and finish some faint hoppy bitterness and red berry sourness. Body low medium, carbonation way flatter than average. Would’ve preferred a more crisp carbonation and less a chocolaty effect. Seems overly sweet to me, but overall it’s still pretty good. A dessert beer for those not craving for an Impy Stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2015
I had this one after the the Troubadour Westkust and unfortunately the comparison is not really in favour of that one, the Westkust being amazing... So I thought it was very good but clearly not as complex as its sister... Also a cola nose which I found a bit disturbing...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1742) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Aroma: caramel, grain and bread malts, quite intense, some spices in the background. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: lively carbonation, malty sweets continue, lightly toasted malts, heavy grain, bread and caramel, some spices, medium to heavy body. Overall: nice Belgian Strong Ale, quite a nice palate. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (773) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bomber from Supermarket Liquors; 2013 vintage. Appearance: 4 fingers tan head, brown color, cloudy, good lacing, head lasts.Aroma:molasses, chocolate, earthy, light floral hops, light dark fruit. Palate: medium full body, average carbonation, thin alcoholic texture, light dry finish. Taste: sweet malty molasses and chocolate, with light dark fruity sweetness, into a bit of booziness, finishing with light backbone of floral hops. Very nice, good balance unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2370) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pretty good, not great. Had on tap at Tap and Mallet. Full chocolate and malt dominated nose. Some sour/sweet cherry character in the palate along with what seems to be tons of chocolate malt. A bit different than the usual Belgian, I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 13, 2014
0,33L bottle, 25.03.17. Pours very dark ruby-black with light brown head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, burnt sugar, malt, caramel. Flavor is sweet, dark fruits, vinous notes, caramel, burnt sugar, malt. Finish is burnt bitter. Overall: great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (1034) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours dark brown with big tan head.
Aroma roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, dark fruits, wood.
Taste malty caramel chocolate sweet, roasted bitter.
Mouthfeel creamy.
Great beer.

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