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RATINGS: 834   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11337) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2010
8.2% bottle. clear red-brown, large smooth light brown head. aroma of dark caramel, nuts, figs, raisins, very faint alc. nice dark fruity aroma, some caramel. flavor of raisins, caramel, dark fruits, alc. not directly present but clearly tasted as a bitter background. A bit unpleasant. Stout??? Definetly redefining the style as i knew it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11293) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
Bottle conditioned, 330ml aged 5 yrs. Dark chestnut to ruby with cream head. Initially I thought this was a sour, there is an appley, cidery note, however this smooths down to a still fruity, malty beer. Not obviously a stout as there is a sweet caramel background, but still pretty decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11044) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2005 Bottle: Caramel and coffee aroma. Sweet with roasted malt, apple, coffee and plum. A bit thin with some alcohol. Odd mix of a sweet stout and an imperial stout. Tap: Cafe Morshuis Albergen. Mocha aroma and flavor. Roasted malt, grapes. Mon Cheri cherry chocolates. Very good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2007
A dark brown ale with a thick moka head. Pleasant sweet smokey malt aroma with notes of coffee , bread and figs. In mouth, a light sweet chocolate malt with roasted malts, peaty notes, figs, light coriander notes, and warming alcohol. The body is enticing and keeps you interested. A rather complex belgian nterpretation of a stout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/04/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip

black with ruby highlights, nice fine beige head, lots of lace, sweet chocolate aroma, nice roasted flavor with some rich chocolate, light fruity character, a blend between a Belgian and a stout, some nice fruityness eventually shows up,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10713) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Tap. Pours clear tawny with an average, fizzy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (earthy, spicy), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of alcohol, prune, and dates. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), light hops (earthy, spicy), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of wood, alcohol, prune, dates, and vanilla. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10702) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2008
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 Rating is a composite of two tastings.
(7-4-8-3-14=3.6)
750ml bottle (Poirotti, Helsinki)
Very dark fruity aroma. Slightly alcoholic. Full dark roasted malty taste.
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(6-4-7-4-14=3.5)
Bottle (ZBF2008)
Almost black with a healthy thick tight beige head. Big burnt malty aroma. Full bodied creamy thick stout body. Long burnt finish, but not astringent. Hides 8.5% wery well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10684) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2005
Bottled @ Fynske Øldage: Burgundy coloured. Clear. Light brown head. Sweetish light cocoa and hops aroma. Fruits, herbs, sweetness and spices in the flavour. Is spiced and sweet in the ned.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (10663) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
Pretty strong for a "mild stout". Biting aftertaste reminds me of a sour milk stout. Definitely notice some brown sugar and earthy tones in this one. Rated 9/20/08

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (10377) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 29, 2013
courtesy of fiulijn - not fully "obscura" but rather dark brown beer under a solid and long lasting beige foam; aroma of vanilla and pear in front of roasted chocolatey malts; full-bodied and pretty thick, sweet and with a late tart sourness; velvety palate yet with a fair and subtle carbonation; some residual sweetness; dominance of vanilla, hints of hazelnuts and chocolate - pretty delicious


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