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RATINGS: 842   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Bottle. Pours a promising mahogany color. The aroma is of coffee, mocha and cloves with an underlying tone of alcohol. The taste is a little more sour than a stout should be. Flavors of coffee and currant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2007
A very nive full bodied beer. Tasted from draft as well from bottle. Not really a stoute more a good ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkBarnes (394) - Waterville, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2007
May 13, 2007; 12 oz. bottle from a four-pack. Dark ruby pour; bubbly yellowish-tan head with sticky lacing. Was wondering what a Belgian stout might be like, and was not disappointed. Resembles some Belgian Quads with its dark fruit/fig notes, vinous quality and a general complexity one wouldn’t expect from an average stout. Smooth mouthfeel, with a pleasant "afterburn" at the finish. To nit-pick, the carbonation level seems a tad high but, overall, this is really well-done, and I’ll be seeking this out in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2532) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2007
having this on draft at Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse, WI USA. Pours with a smallishhead and some lace. Dark mahogany. Very aromatic malt. Sweet. luscious. hints of a scotch ale. really good bubba.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Draught at Blind Tiger. Stout? Hmm. Poured a murky brown with a thin almond color head. Aroma of dark cake, like german chocolate, with spices, brown sugar, caramel, coffee, bourbon, and maybe even a bit of smoke. Dark toffee flavored malts, sweet but not cloying, with underlying spices (clove? coriander?)---rich and earthy flavors with hints of coffee, cocoa and vanilla. Finishes with a nice peppery spiciness. Palate smooth and full bodied, with fine carbonation. A bit sticky on the lips after a while. I really liked this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7805) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 27, 2007
On tap at Toronado. This dark brown ale poured with a thin tan head and a malty aroma. The flavor starts off sweet and malty, with a chalky more bitter finish. Lots of chocolate and plum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2007
Dark Brown Color with Red Hue and Light Tan Head. Sweet Malt and Fruity Aroma. Medium Mouthfeel..Carbonated but Creamy. Sweet Roasted Malt, Some Smokey Flavor, Fruits, Dry Roasted Malt Aftertaste. "I like you beer, ha ha hah, but you’re crazy!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2625) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 17, 2007
Bottle. A mahogany color with a laced brown head. Rather light in color for a stout. Plenty of dark fruit in the aroma with plums, grapes, banana and figs. Sweet and slightly bitter fruit flavors with mild chocolate and plenty of malts and a dry vinous finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 cask @ the rake. Mahogany in colour with a decent tan head. Aroma of smokey malts, dark chocolate, coffee and dark fruits. Creamy vanilla and chocolate in the taste with roasted malts, spice and prune/raisin. Finish of espresso and dark fruits. Very well rounded and solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2007
Medium dark brown color, lighter at the edges, soft in appearance and a little murky. Tan toast colored head, billowy with large bubbles when poured but then settling down into a nice creamy layer. Rich toast and milk nose with the appropriate dark malts, and of course the Belgian yeast is present, and I think adds a lot to the aroma. Flavor-wise, though, I think it takes away a little bit, and I think it would work better with an English yeast. Nonetheless, it’s quite good, very chewy and soft with milk chocolate and cream flavors. Very good, better than any other Belgian-made stout I’ve tried.

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