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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Dark but clear brown color, with a big tan head. Aroma and flavor is very rich with chocolate, dark fruits, toffee and raisons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3196) - Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Dark brown with good ruby undertones. The head builds easily and lasts nicely. The aroma is caramel and a bit of milk chocolate. Really more like a porter than a stout. The porter similarities continue into the flavor. Very mellow beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2006
AMber with a very nice creamy offwhite head. Malty aroma with toffee notes, some chocolate, juniper berries and vanilla. Malty flavor, some spices, milky. Spicy finish, maybe a bit thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2006
Draught - Beer Circus - Croydon. A dark brown coloured beer with an off-white head, and lacing. The aroma has fruity malts, candy sugar, and raisins. The taste is also malty and fruity. It’s perhaps a little over sweet but has a good bgody. Didn’t pick up anything which made me think ’Stout’

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9963) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2006
Bottle... Hazy, deep, dark ruby ale with a big, frothy, beige head. Terrific retention. Malty nose with loads of rich chocolate, butterscotch and alcohol. Low bitterness, but medium burnt. Malty and rich, but not sticky. More chocolate and tawny port. Medium-bodied with feisty carbonation. Finishes lightly bitter and warm; almost dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stouby (3873) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle at Paters Vaetje. Dark brown with a large light brown head, mostly lasting, excellent lacings. Aroma moderate/heavy malty (burnt, brown sugar/fruit, chocolate, coffee), moderate hoppy. Flavor moderate/heavy sweet, moderate bitter. Medium body, soft carbonated. The heavy alcohol is felt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2877) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours a deep amber with a tan head. Aroma of citrus, roast, and toffee. Flavor is smooth, fruit, and roast. Im liking these Belgian stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Very hazy brown colour, nice strong light brown head. Fruity scent with a little bit of malt. Nice palate and fine flavors of caramel and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Hazy dark mohogany color with a medium creamy light brown head. Aroma of sweet fruit, roasted malt, and some slight astringency. Sweet flavor, light fruit, some chocolate and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2006
(330ml bottle, best before 23/08/08) Pours a hazy mahogany body with a moderate beige head and good lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate and light cherry. Flavor of roasted malt, bretts, chocolate, caramel, and spicy yeast. Soft mouthfeel.

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