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RATINGS: 887   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (4209) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2009
bouteille de 330ml, bière brune-noire, nez de caramel, mélasse, exubérante, bouche agréable, ronde, chocolaté, très bonne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - APR 30, 2009
11.2 oz bottle. Nice dark Belgian beer but I would not consider this a stout, mild or otherwise. It is a nice brew however, and I’m glad I got the four pack. Smooth with a great kick, recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bontus (754) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle Trollenkelder Gent. Pours dark ruby red brown with a tan head. Mainly malty and roasted malts aroma’s. Some chocolate. Rather drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Pours a murky dark brown with a firm beige head. The aroma is medium sweet with chocolate and coffee as well as some earthy hops. The flavor is roasted and malty with coffee, chocolate caramel and raisins. More bitter toward the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2009
bottle from the goat shared at the bockyhorsey household tasting...

pours a hazy reddish brown... dark amber black with a lasting off white film where the head once stood. initial aroma is a bit cheese-y... this turns into a mild sourness which joins with grainy silage, chocolate, some woody bugs from the yeast and something akin to rubber or tar. the palate is a bit sweet... fruity sweet with an underlying sourness, toasted nuts, chocolate, grain, wood and a sharp spiciness on the finish. the body is lighter with more carbonation than i would have expected but that keeps it easier to suck down... 7/3/7/3/15/3.5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 14, 2009
750 purchased for $6. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells of chocolate, dary fruit, roasted malt, some peppery splashes. Tastes sweet and chocolatey with a nice roasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (9268) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2009
pours dark brown, with frothy white head. This bottle seem to have some age on it. The aroma was just superb, light bitter chocolate with aged fruits nose of dark cherries giving the aroma a subtle oak like nose. Taste was outstanding as well, very sweet, plenty of dark fruits, Starts off sweet followed by light bitter notes finishing with a light coat of chocolate, cocoa nibs mouthfeel. Enjoyable from beginning to end

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2009
One of my few contributions to the bockyhorsey tasting. Pours a super dark brown with thin white head to cover. Aroma is of chocolate and a light sour funk...this should be interesting... Taste is caramel, nuts, funky sourness, some oak, and a bit of diacetyl. Quite a bubbly and strange concoction, and nothing like a stout. Tasty nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2009
2006 bottle at Oud Arsenal in Antwerp, pours dark brown with a tall tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, and liqorice. Brown sugar and malt body with a touch of liqorice and spice in the finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiddleBrau (1163) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
11.2 oz bottle at East Side B. Café in NYC - Clear brown (or is it reddish highlights? – can’t tell with these lights) and a nice creamy head. Sweet chocolate/malty aroma. Big malty flavor with underlying hop spiciness. Although the label classifies this as a ‘mild stout’ it is reminiscent of a dopple bock to my given the high level of malt sweetness.

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