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RATINGS: 871   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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Beerenberger's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1591) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Aroma of figs, raisins, prunes, sweet malts, and toffee notes. Pours a dark brown with a none lasting tan head which turns into a nice tan ring. A small amount of lacing is present. The taste is a surprise. I expected it to be fruitier in flavor. Instead, there is large pleasing roasted malt flavor up front with carmel, and dark fruits following. Medium body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. A hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall, this was an enjoyable surprise. Will drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Icedwarf (1138) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
Donkerbruin bier met schuim. Smaak is bitter hoppig en zoet, karamel, iets van geroosterde koffie en toffee. Bier is erg actief, bij openen komt het spontaan naar boven.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2016
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, torkad frukt, brunt socker och choklad. Stor sötma, fina smaker, bra balans, fin skumkrona och bra efterbeska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopverdju (401) - BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2016
Donkerbruin bier met beige wandklevende schuimkraag. Geur: brood, moutig en wat rood fruit (framboos). Smaak: zoetig - bitterig, wat geroosterde mout. Goede koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: iets bitterig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AssKicker (154) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - APR 15, 2016
Bue à la bouteille. Plutôt torréfiée au nez, dotée d’une belle mousse, mais douce en bouche, ce qui est du coup assez surprenant. Grosse rondeur qui masque bien le haut degré d’alcool. Grosse présence des malts caramels, houblons totalement absents. Bière agréable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ddrab (6) - WALES - APR 9, 2016 does not count
Bit lacking in aroma but a nice moderate dark fruity, boozy taste and moderate body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2016
I think this bottle has been aged several years, but no date to confirm. From Pacific Liquor in San Diego. The abv is 8.2% in a 750 ml bottle with a raised decal on the dark brown glass. First class appearance, dark brown with a reddish hue...sustaining, creamy, tan head with a blanket of lacing. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel, cherry, raisin, bubblegum. Very similar to a doppelbock in many aspects. There is a slight chocolate presence. Smooth, sweet and fruity finish. Would repeat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (964) - Friona, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Pepsi in color and carbonation with a light creamy head. Aromas bready, biscuit, nutty, toffee and earthy. Flavors olive, bread, nutty, biscuit, toffee. Very light sweetness. Dry. Says mild stout on bottle but is nothing like one. Rated at sheraton downtown memphis tenn 3.15.16.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
avantdagare (187) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2016
4 finger beige head, brown-red body. Nose: Muscovado-sugar, caramel, fudge, figs, dates, raisins, pumpernickel-bread, muscovado-sugar, alcohol, hint of ripe banana. Aroma: Dates, raisins, figs, fudge, pumpernickel-bread, caramel, hint of ripe banana, yeast, alcohol and dark bread. Semi-long ending with some bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eljebi (56) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2016
Una Strong Ale oscura que hace una guiño a las mild stout. Con una espuma marrón muy cremosa y un fuerte carácter de malta, con ligero toque a tostado. Su amargor es ligero y se acentúa al final. Tiene aroma de maltas y madera quemada que se complementa con un toque de chocolate. El sabor consigue un equilibrio entre la malta tostada y el café con ese presencia de levadura belga. Amargura presente en todo momento. Final con regusto complejo y matices de regaliz.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nybol (1130) - DENMARK - MAR 8, 2016
Let sprittet med en klar lugt af frugter som dog ikke kan smages i øllen. De 8 procent kan smages

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