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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ForlornHope (190) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
33 cl bottle at home. Pours a very dark brown with hints of red against the light. Large tan head. Aroma of wood, spice, licorice, slightly tangy. Taste is sweet and malty with a light bitterness. The beer has a sugary, almost cola-like mouthfeel and has a tangy finish which is quite pleasant. Overall pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tia (1218) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Tap @ Mekong. Dark brown with almost no head. Very sweet smelling like chocolate malt. Flavor a lot drier than it smells, with some grassiness and light but noticeable bitterness. Smooth and not too heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1187) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 3, 2015
BOTTLE 33 CL. Aroma: chocolate, light roast, same hop profile as Westkust (grassy, lemony, unripe fruit), but less intense. The flavour is similar: sweet and bitter chocolate, red fruit, good balancing spicy hops, some ashes in the finish. No smelly cheese, unlike yesterday’s Westkust. It is like a younger sister of the Westkust, same but different, more of a stout, less of an IPA. Very good and well integrated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (522) - ITALY - FEB 3, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours hazy dark reddish brown with a huge foamy light beige head. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, burnt sugar, light dark fruits, some alcohol. Taste is similar with some roastiness and chocolate notes, light acidity, some final bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
seynie (228) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2015
Dark amber / brown with a foamy head. Roasted malts, coffee and cream, a bit of red fruits, some alcohol. Full body and a medium creamy finish. Very enjoyable although not very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3842) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 23, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear dark chestnut color. Small size, brown head, stays. Roast, dusty, sweet, mild caramel, chocolate in aroma. Chocolate, roast, slightly metallic, prunes in taste. Soft carbonation. Chocolate roast in aftertaste. Alcohol is very well hidden. Nice one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moolesen (319) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle 75cl. Almost black witha beige head. Mild coffee, chicolate aroma. Relative thin body for the type of beer. Don’t expect a heavy rich stout. This is an easy to drink stout, where the choice of yeast might be the reason for giving it a trappist twist. Father short finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (525) - 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 (132) - 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 (69) - - 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.

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