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RATINGS: 817   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15923) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2008
Bottle at Oude Arsnel ... Deep black ... yeasty malts ... rich roast mats ... over fizzy ... quite sweet ... lots of mellow chocolate ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7334) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2013 Big 750ml corked & caged bottle, shared at the hold-em table. Served at appropriate cellar temperature. Pours a dark tea-brown, not near black, with a big effervescent brown head. The aroma is all bread-crusty and toasty malt, almost no chocolate at all and no standout roast either. Some raisiny sweetness too. The palate is much the same, coming across as more of a doppelbock style in character. Heavy carbonation certainly is a detractor here. This was really quite odd for me, as it does not at all fit the style in my mind, but I still enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoundsLikeJoe (13) - Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Thereís something unique about this beer. Itís listed as a mild stout and has the qualities of several beer styles. Dark, creamy, goodness... A sneaky beverage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Black pour, moderate sized light tan head. Good lacing and retention. Aroma is chocolate (smells like cheap chocolate) with notes of caramel, yeast, somewhat fruity, some roast and wood. Medium bodied, quite sweet. Not really my thing, but better than my last few beers haha.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4756) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2008
Bottle with a bad label. Lasting creamy light brown head. Very dark brown beer. Alcohol and molasses nose. Not sure about the use of the word "mild" on the label. very creamy. Sweet and bitter flavours hit the taste buds at the same time. Alcohol kick on the first sip. The ABV is the only thing that would keep this from being a real drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Yeast and malt in the nose. Roasted malt and chocolate with hints of coffee...hides the alcohol taste well...a great and well-developed beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naka (712) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2008
On tap at Sharp Edge. Pours a dark opaque brown color with very little head. Tons of chocolate in the nose with some slight sweet/sour fruit and a very mild alcohol. Taste is a complex roasted chocolate, granny smith apple skin and a bit of a grainy flavor with a slight bitter dry finish. Medium to light bodied beer. This really doesnít taste at all like a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (2047) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Bottle, relatively fresh.

Pours a deep dark brown with a frothy tan head. Lovely chocolate aroma with ample vinous notes and some spice. Gently sweet chocolate cake flavors, nice spicy belgian yeasts, ideal balance of sweetness with a vinous turning to hopped close. This beer - beautifully balanced and spot-on to my liking - was a really nice surprise. I hadnít had nearly so high of hopes for it, and it shone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9900) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2008
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 Rating is a composite of two tastings.
750ml bottle (Poirotti, Helsinki)
Very dark fruity aroma. Slightly alcoholic. Full dark roasted malty taste.
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Bottle (ZBF2008)
Almost black with a healthy thick tight beige head. Big burnt malty aroma. Full bodied creamy thick stout body. Long burnt finish, but not astringent. Hides 8.5% wery well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5848) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2008
Bottled at Paterís vatje, Antwerp. Black with a large, beige head. Vinous in both aroma and flavour. Sweet fruits and some chocolate. Warming alco-feel.

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