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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mainuh_man (67) - NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
Poors an opaque black/brown with an ample brown/white head that lingers. Smells of roasted malt with sweet cereal tones, alcohol, chocolate and cinammon. Sweet malt beginning, with a growing sweetness in the middle. Long, bitter finish from the roasted malt. Relatively mild carbonation, and a slick mouthfeel (not a thick stout). Overall, a really decent stout (something I’ve missed while living in the Netherlands). A really nice example of the flavor profile of a stout, although lacking a bit in mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippopotamo36 (121) - - APR 28, 2014
In Leuven, 33 bottle. Pours dark brown, cloudy with a 2 fingers tick brown foamy head. Nose: prunes, figs, coffee and roasted malts. Mild and balanced mouth: sweet notes of coffee, tons of dry fruit and a smooth end. Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (152) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2014
Sample at de klomp. Brown colored with a big frothy beige head. Malty, caramel, raisins and oher dark fruits, dry wood, spices. Dry and somewhat sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimpgibbon (286) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
Bottle at Lowlander. Big malty beast with some initial funk on the nose. Plenty dark fruit too- plums, damson. Fairly sedate in the mouth despite large pillowy head. Decent but not a patch on the Magma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
omikr0n (703) - 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 (318) - - 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 (96) - 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 (461) - 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 (3609) - 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 (8748) - 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…

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