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RATINGS: 840   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13594) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2006
Very dark brown colour. Light roasty, chocolatey character. Light body for size. A bit of soy sauce note to the fairly intense malt profile. No particular roast. Decent. A revisit is in order, though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12843) - DENMARK - MAY 24, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with medium tan head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, little bitter, chocolate, fruit and a little liquorice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12610) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12577) - 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
bu11zeye (12314) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12291) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2006
(draft) Clear, dark red-brown body with beige head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate-covered cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, chocolate, some anise, light alcohol that provided pleasant warming. Medium body with low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12036) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11804) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (11634) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Plumb notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Nutty and woody notes. Creamy palate. Strange but nice blende between stout and dark BSA.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11553) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2007
Bottle. Bought @ Willems, Grobbendonk. Pours a deep mahogany red with a big whipped-cream-ish off white head with big bubbles and good lacing. Aroma is very fruity, with prunes, raisins and plums prevailing. Some yeast, strawberries and roasted malts as well. Nice full mouthfeel. Flavour is right the way, I want it! Vinious, dark fruits, roasted malts, slight tartness, lots of bitter dark chocolate. Some nuttyness and yeast as well. This is realy a very great beer - and should be a Foreign Stout in my book.


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