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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 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 (12072) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tenghave (402) - Taastrup, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2006
Øl fået til Ølentusiasternes festival 2006. Bedømmelsen kan derfor være skæv pga. mængden. Bitter, kaffe og mørk chokolade smag. For bitter eftersmag til mig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2006
Dark brown with a thin head. Molasses and roasted malt in aroma. Burnt, liquoricy taste with hints of chocolate and some caramel. Finish is somewhat acidic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5148) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 27, 2006
Very dark ruby and brown color with a light khaki colored head. Teh aroma is very sweet with molasses and some milk chocolate. There is also some vanilla. This reminds me of a high quality hot chocolate. The taste is lightly roasted dark chocolate and raspberries. There is also some light coffee notes that complement the roasted flavors. The mouthfeel is thin and a little sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3404) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Dark brown, big initial head faded completely. Very faint milk chocolate aroma combined with tootsie roll. Flavor had plenty of dark fruit, currants, hint of molasses, a touch of roastiness, chocolate liquor, and gran marnier. Once it hit almost room temperature, the flavor really was quite nice. Don’t know if this is really a stout, but who cares? Interesting Belgian take on the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Thanks Paul. Interesting dull ruby body with a silky tan head. Very perfumy aroma with caramelized malt and lightly roasted marshmallows. Flavor of dried cherries, chocolate, light roast, and a nice sweet finish. Good dessert beer with nice subtle, Belgian characters that defy description.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours deep bronze with a large tan head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, slight roast, and sweetness. Flavor is smooth, citrus, fruit, slight roast, yeasty. Good body, damn good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11421) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2011 Dark ruby with a bubbly, light brown head. Malt and molasses aroma with a touch of alcohol. Sweet caramel, slightly burned flavour with a hint of port.

Re-rate on tap at Christian Firtal, 2011: Lots of dried fruit aroma, figs and prunes, along with dark sugar and a hint of licorice. Sweet, dark sugar flavour dominating, with dried fruit and a spicy touch. Slightly oxidized, but only in a good, vineous way

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