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RATINGS: 856   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3073) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2007
A delicious stout! This is the first Belgian stout I ever had and I was very impressed. Me and the laughing guy on the label shared a chuckle as I enjoyed the heavy, sweet malty aroma and the chocolatey taste. This was more hoppy than most stouts I have tasted and that is a good thing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2006
The beer is very dark with thin beige head. The aroma is strong with roasted grains - reminiscent of dark toast with hints of molasses and chicory. There is also a distinct fruitiness to the aroma and a noticable whiff of yeast. The flavor is quite nice - it starts bitter sweet on the tip of the tongue like espresso with hints of sugar and cocoa (okay - maybe not that bitter, but you get the idea). On the middle of the tongue are interesting yeast and fruit flavors along with sweet malt flavors. The finish is somewhat dry and bitter with a pleasantly bitter after-taste (blend of hop bitterness and dark chocolate). The mouthfeel is full bodied. Overall, very nice. The label says "mild stout". Considering how roasty it tastes and that the bottle indicated 8.5%ABV, I almost shudder with delight at the thought of their idea of a "strong stout" :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcdGris (3) - Tarbert, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2006 does not count
bottled beer, dark toffee, almost treacle taste, head is not lacing the side of the glass.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12746) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate roasted sweet dark friut aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium sweet balanced flavor with a bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable complex beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2006
Dark brown coloured, with a creamy large off-white head. Roasted malt aroma, little coffee/chocolat touch. Full roasted body. Finish is little sweet-bitter, roasted again. Very nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4722) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Very dark brown color with a medium head. Slight roasty aroma with some banana. Light body and semi-fruity. None of the roasty or burnt flavors typical of a stout. Not really sweet either. Just neutral.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13228) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Aroma of rich dark fruit. Really fantastic. Deep reddish brown with a truly significant tan head. Starts with plum, moving to toasted malt, notes of chocolate, always an edge of sour. Substantial mouthfeel. There’s sweetness, but more caramel/toffee than malty. Well balanced with bitterness. Definitely not a Belgian candy treat. Just fantastic. I repeat myself. Justified.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13593) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle at Horsens ølfestival.Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is yeast, roasted, alcohol. Flavour is yeast, roasted, cellar-notes, dried fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2010 Bottled at Horsens Beerfestival. Hazy brown with a small beige head. Earth, mould, caramel and dried fruits in the aroma. The flavor is mouldy and sweet. Medium to full body. A nice one. Rating: 7-3-7-3-14-3.4. 061028

Bottle. It’s a clear, brown beer topped by a dense, beige head. Brown sugar, some tea and roasted malts on the nose. The flavor is of the sweet kind, with roasted malts, brown sugar and some tea. Medium to full body, quite sweet. A decent beer indeed, but nothing extraordinary. Sort of mixes with the crowd. 091127

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown almost black color 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.


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