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RATINGS: 840   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 16/20
JK (5049) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2008
An interesting hybrid. Kind of an English malt character but with Belgian yeast. Roasted malt and nuts. Big frothy head and black in color. A nice beer, but shouldn’t it be an imperial at this abv?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Had 6/20 at Dulle Griet in Gent. Pors dark ruby caramel with a minimal tan head and beautiful lacing. Roast aroma full of dark fruits and caramel. taste is fairly complex with some vineous notes. Don’t know that I’d call this a stout. Pretty thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GJF (1371) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Someone below referred to it as "awkward" which seems right to me. It’s got a great aroma, and there are lots of flavors here, but I can’t quite tell what it wants to be--trying too much to be a bit of everything? Roasty, yeasty, hoppy, malty, fruity, with a bit of cola in the mix. Very interesting, but just doesn’t fully come together for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (6389) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle. One of the stouts I’ve personally most enjoyed. Pours a dark body with small off-white lacing. The aroma is slightly roasty. The flavor is also roasty - but with a spritzer carbonation similar to Unibroue beers. Couldn’t really taste the alcohol either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Bottle. Dark pour with red around the edges, yellow-white head. Carmel malt, vanilla, toffee, belgian yeast. Prunes and dates in the nose also. Maple syrup. Flavor is toasty malt with a sharp bitter finish. This is more of a super dry and toasty, dark chocolatey BSA than a stout to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2008
11.2oz bottle from Whole Foods. Pours a murky dark brown with a big billowing beige head. An insane amount of lacing was left on the glass. Big nose of sweet malts and dark fruits. A very full bodied beer with a sweet, lingering after taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2008
[Bottle] pours a hazy brown with a medium tan head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is pretty sweet. Roasted barley, maybe a little lactose, some oats, and toasted caramel. Mouthfeel is really nice and light with plenty of carbonation. Flavor is very nice and rich, with tons of roasted barley flavors, sweet chocolate, and a hint of coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Brown pour with a thin tan head. Carrot cake on the nose. Watery texture. Boozy sugar with molasses and brown sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8430) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2008
Bottle picked up at Westholme, Londis, Goring-on-Thames consumed 18-06-08 Pours very dark brown hazy with a off white foam head. Aroma has a bitter edge, roasted malts and a bit of green and blacks bitter chocolate. Taste is quite marvellous some chocolate, fruit and good bitterness, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeterSumborg (5) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2008 does not count
First i think of english brown-ale, but i guess this has to much rosted malt to be that, so it must be a stout, or something like that. Notes of coca, and dark rosted malt, but not so much sweet. the alc. give this good volume.

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