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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dutchtuga (127) - Amsterdam, - NOV 14, 2012
Good stout-like dark ale that has a very creamy touch. Nice creamy head and a full body that has a very nice touch of chocolate taste. Great.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SimonBeer (60) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2014
(Drinking date: 11 April 2014) The beer is really dark brown, with a huge frothy head. Nice aroma of wood, smoke, raisins, chocolate and alcohol. Not a really powerfull aroma. But unfortunately also a bit of a metal aroma. The taste is a bit smoky. Not very sweet. A bit bitter. Not really special and not very nice. Little bit sweet. The mouthfeel is good. Soft to medium carbonation and a watery to round mouthfeel. Overall, I would have liked this beer more if it was sweeter. Unfortunately I dont really like the smoky taste. It is a good beer, but for me: this is not my favourite beer. I still give it the total score of 3.4 though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andriesradu (381) - ROMANIA - APR 9, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours dark reddish/brown with a huge, long lasting, beige head, Aroma is yeasty,sweet, roasted malt, some alchool, olives and chocolate, Flavor moderate sweet, almost no bitterness, roasted malt . Some burned wood mouthfeel in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (2956) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - APR 9, 2014
Sehr fein und ausbalanciert. Etwas Schokolade, dazu ein paar Kekse, hier und da Hefe und ein wenig Weizen. Das Ganze dann noch schn sffig eingebraut und mit einer leicht sen Note zum Abschluss. Fein. Echt fein.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (8572) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
Bottle:Deep reddish-amber coloured with a smaller stable off-white creamy head, presumably hazy; solid dryish toasty and chocolatey nose, some sweet dried fruits underneath; pretty solid sweet-bitter flavour, pretty full-bodied as well; drier bitter-chocolatey finish, balanced by sweet dark malt. A heavy pleasure

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (2955) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - APR 6, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a deep dark brown colour with smooth head and smooth body. Nice aroma of barley and cake. Taste of roasted barley, woods, chocolate, malt, cookies and ripe dark berries. Malty-chocolate finish. Easy and smooth to drink, highly enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (205) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
Bottle from Berts Bierhuis in Utrecht. The beer is dark ruby red and has a large cream colored head, CO2 is excellent. In the aroma different tones of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. The taste is very malty, which reminds of a stout beer. Also has te beer a mild bitterness. In the finish this mild bitterness is well noticable for a long time. Excellent brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (1688) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2014
Bottle at home, 330 ml. Poured into a tulip glass. ABV 8..2% Pours a lovely looking deep mahogany brown coloured beer, with ruby shades when the light passes through it. Two fingers of thick beige head, with very good retention, leaving medium lacing around the glass. Aroma has lots of prunes, raisins, liquorice, some metal. Taste of roasted malts, dark fruits, mostly prunes, coffee, raisins, little bit of caramel, the alcohol very well hidden. Fantastic taste, tastes more like a fruity imperial stout. Nice bitterness on the aftertaste, mild, coming from roasted malts. Medium thick on the body, good carbonation, nice feeling on the palate, dry but also a bit sticky. Very good beer, another good one from this brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
budedou (255) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - MAR 31, 2014
Very good belgian ale with a taste I loved!!! :) Troubadour is really good brewery

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
EyeAmBaldman (119) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pours a dirty water brown, opaque, with a thick tan head. Aroma is prunes and alcohol. Taste is straight up rot gut alcohol and prunes. Apparently Im not a fan of Belgian Strong Ales. Just not my thing. A lot of raisin in this beer. Not good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1308) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Had with Posey on Brew day. Pours a dark amber brownish. Thin tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate and lots of dark fruit. Sweet aroma. Flavor follows very sweet. Not much roast. Very nice beer.medium bodied.


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