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RATINGS: 848   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 17, 2007
330 mL bottle. Dark brown with cream off-white head. Aroma of fruit, raisins, and chocolate. Light bodied satin palate. Creamy milk chocolate taste with a hint of dried fruit and a sour fruit finish. Pretty good over all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2007
poured dark brown with a nice creamy colored head. big sweet spicy smelling stout with some chocolate as the backdrop. light mouthfeel with flavor more reminiscent of a dubble than a stout. enjoyable all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Actually served in a DT snifter glass at Roman’s Pub (Milwaukee). Dark brown color with hints of orange on the edges. Moderate light beige head. Chocolate and molasses in the aromas. A milder somewhat typical Belgian type stout. Flavors of dates and dark caramel, sorghum and dark chocolate. Not a deep roasted malt depth, rather a medium roasted malt nuance. Some Belgian yeast characteristics with a light spice, earth and tobacco. Lighter in feel. Certainly a capable brew, but not much excitement.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2007
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from aBelgian stout, but in hindsight I should’ve anticipated what I got - this beer is somewhat roasty (like a lot of American stouts) but balanced with a bit of sourness. The beer finishes rather dry, and the fruity sourness in this beer is imparted without any fruity stickiness. All in all this beer is quite solid all the way around, and I’d highly recommend it. I had this at Roman’s Pub in Milwaukee, served (as always) in appropriate glassware (a Unibroue tulip if I remember correctly). Appearance was black with some red "legs" as the light shone through it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JUN 9, 2007
$4.69 from HWC. Initial smell was a tiny bit skunky, but after setting a bit and warming up, it became better. Slight malty aroma. Deep rich color. Little head or lacing, but carbonation is a bit strong initially..better after sitting. Flavor is dry, a background sourness that isn’t that appealing. A little bit of pepper. Not my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CamdenD (1123) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2007
Largely disappointing beer given its numbers -- an 8% stout and ratings here. I found it chalky on tongue with little cleverness on the palate. Good full alcohol tinged aroma.

   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 (2626) - 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.

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