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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 14/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Not so much the stout that I am used to. It was very pleasant to drink. Not as heavy. In fact, I have had plenty of heavier porters. It was very good though. Just not expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 28, 2008
Medium mahogany brown body, very light tan-brown, buttery head. Aroma is fine ingredients, sugar, sweet grapes maybe, some tart, acidic notes. Taste is also sweet, well-proportioned with grapes, alcohol, dark honey/molasses and bitter hops, drying coffee-like. Smooth, almost oily on palate. A little too sweet, reminds me of a lot of the Russian/Eastern European porters lately, just with better hops. Not a stout at all. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4807) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Pours a dark brown off-white head. Chocolate, coffee, sweet malt, and dark fruit. Flavors are a little bit lactic and finishes with some bitter hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (5151) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Poured a very dark brown color with a off white head. Aroma is of chocolate bitterness and coffee. Flavor is mainly weak chocolate, a bit fruity and a nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5420) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Black, with a foamy head that collapses to a small island. Mellow but nice aroma - milky, chocolatey, fruity. Flavoris subtle but enjoyableFruity, but also winey and coffee-esque, too. Rich and tasty, very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2008
330ml Bottle - Gravity Bottle Market - Olympia, WA
Aroma – Nice dark malts with a slight coffee and chocolate aroma.
Appearance – Dark brown in color, thin head and clear.
Flavor – A very good stout with a great malt build this was a very good stout. Subtle coffee and chocolate flavors.
Palate – Good Mouthfeel, Nice texture with a dry finish.
Overall – A very good stout. Had the flavor the taste and the good build. I liked this beer very nice to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Tap @ Blind Tiger. Pours a deep reddish-brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee notes, and slight Belgian yeast. Taste is malt up front with chocolate and yeast notes, ending in a smooth and slightly coffee/woody aftertaste. Remains very smooth and drinkable throughout. I enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
Pours with a dark brown body topped by a medium thick, tan head with some lacing. IT’s sweet and malty with hints of chocolate and a little caramel. Medium to full bodied and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2008
Color: Burnt hazelnut with amber glints. Foamy off white head with heavy lacing. Nose: Chocolate covered raisins. Heavy sweet malt. Toffee and light coffeeish notes. Toasted caramel. Palate: Simplistic. Pruny with bitter chocolate notes. A very drying, tannic finish. Mid weight palate, but velvety nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22067) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 15, 2008
Bottled. Deep brownish amber colour, not much head. Aroma is plum, spices, yeast and sweet malts along with some breadyness. Flavour is very plummy, quite alcoholic, sweeet malts as well as some dark dry fruits and chocolate. Though the alcohol is quite apparent, the beer is very wellbalanced.

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