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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3944) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Bottle shared with my son Enniskillen, that he purchased in the Orange County area; Belgian fruity and malty nose; hazy medium brown with a small tan head; flavor of raisins, plums, and some malty caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2006
Cloudy brown with ruby highlights with a large tan head. Supposed to be a stout, selling this as such is almost dishonest and from the look of it the dude on the label is in on the joke. Aroma of cacao and cloves. Taste is very yeasty with milk chocolate, cloves, a bit fruity (plums) and a bit sugary. Very unusual. Unfortunately the body is a bit watery and the all-over-the-place flavours feel diluted. Medium finish. Overall this is a rather weird and somewhat complex beer. Put down by many because it is not the stout it claims to be but I found myself enjoying it because of its unusual nature.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9344) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Sampled at the Odds and Ends Tasting on 8/16/06: Dark reddish-brown color with a thin and creamy off-white head. Minimal lacing. Mild malt and caramel aroma. Medium-bodied with a roasty character. Malt, dark fruit and chocolate flavors are present. The finish is tart fruit at first, then sweeter fruit and malt. Above average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedm (5064) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 4, 2006
This bottled brew from a bottle shop marked on cap as best before 08/08/23 poured a very large sized head of foamy fine to medium sized tan colored bubbles that was mostly lasting and left behind a semi-opaque with lots of fine particulate no visible carbonation and dark brown in body color and a poor lacing. The aroma was vinous brown malt and spicy. The thick mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mild vinous tasty bown malt chocolate aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of mild chocolate cinnamon spice brown malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again. More please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7335) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a big light cocoa head. Yeasty, spicy aroma with some date and molasses. Toffee and yeast flavor with some backing fruitiness and roast. Finished with a hint of chocolate - otherwise dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3801) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2006
As the bottle says, itís a "mild stout". Thatís a curious label to attach to a beer. I went in with expectations of a mild, and I think appropriately--you canít expect thickness from this. Itís a dark brown with ruby/garnet hues, decent lacing. But itís a mild with a Belgian twist, with nicely fruity aromas and a yeasty quality to go with the roasted, bitter chocolate flavors. Perky, moderately fluffy carbonation, moderate body underneath. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2006
drity brown body with medium beige head...belgian aroma with mild spice, chocolate, and a tonic water finish...flavor is like that of a nice roasted porter, with hints of cream, chocolate, cocoa, and vanilla....smooth palate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6885) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2006
(Bottled, Akkurat, Stockholm, 18 July) Colour is dark brown, almost black, with a firm beige head. Nose is roasted with chocolate (dark and bitter) and coffee, some hops as well. Taste is roasted and malty with coffee, chocolate truffels (the ones that are rolled in cocoa) and raisins. Rather bitter hoppy character as well. A bit sweet, like Belgian stouts tend to be. Body is wonderfully smooth, like liquid dark bitter chocolate. This was a very nice surprise. Lovely beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Bottle. Pours brown with a red tint when held up to the light. Medium light brown head but diminishes kind of quickly to a thin layer. Aroma of fruit and chocolate syrup. Taste of raisins, big time, some bitter chocolate, coffee, but wow that is a big raisin taste. Finishes dry, spicy and slightly bitter. Not like any stout Iíve ever had, but Iím not an expert on the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1833) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2006
11.2 oz bottle into a 2 oz Snifter glass. Pours a darker brown with an amberish hue to the body. Small and frothy light tan head sticks around for most of the bottle. Beautiful aroma consists of fruity esthers, apples, cherries, sweet malt, chocolate, and a tiny hint of coffee. Flavor is more straight forward into a dark chocolate and coffee flavor with raisins. A tiny hop note hits near the finish. Along with the hop note comes a small kick of alcohol as well. This is not very "soutish" to me, but I love this beer. It also has one of my favorite aromas of many beers as well!

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