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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
Dark, dark brown with merest hint of amber; rocky, light brown head; malty aroma; malt, toasty, sweet, smooth, creamy, coffee and dark berry fruit - prunes and figs; a light alcohol kick; an excellent and unusual Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (600) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
33cl bottle Appearance:Redish brown with a big long lasting, beige head, Aroma: roasted malts, yeastl, olives and chocolate, light alcohol in he background. Taste:Moderate sweet, moderate bitter wih roasted barley, woods, chocolate, malt, cookies and some prunes, In the finish here is some chocolate bitterness with some malts. medium body, below average carbonation, smooth drinker., dryish but sligfhtly sticky palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mutz (597) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2012
Heel donker bier en een mooie dichte kraag. Ruikt naar hout, geroosterde mout. Vrij bittere smaak met veel mout .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (591) - LUXEMBOURG - DEC 7, 2013
Light hazy, mahagon brown/red in colour with a large frothy tan head. On the nose aromas of roasted malts, lightly woody, dusty barnyard and roasted coffee beans develop. A brief fizz fading into light oilyness. Full bodied light sweet with burnt toffee malt aromas. Finish is coherent and medium long.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 9, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2007 This beer smells terrific. It smells kind of nutty and sweet. The appearance bears a remarkable resemblance to Guinness, but with a slightly less foamy head. The flavour is sweet and nutty too, with a slightly bitter aftertaste, but tastefully so. The palate is not overly complex and well balanced, not tasting overly of alcohol, as some stronger beers are prone to do. Overall: Quality brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (577) - Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 24, 2014
dark fruits, roasty malts, caramel; very dark brown, big and strong beige foam; medium sweetness, medium bitterness, very slightly sour; full body, creamy feel, rather soft carbonation, long bitter and a little alcoholic finish; Overall: very good beer, balanced, solid, great looking

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (575) - BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2013
Signalons d’abord, pour la précision, que cette bière est de 8,2 % abv et non 8,5. Ceci étant dit, on a ici une très grande bière noire, qui fera date dans le genre. Tous les ingrédients sont réunis : couleur noire d’encre, mousse épaisse, arômes de café, moka, chocolat … etc. Toujours notre logo des Troubadour en gothique, le blason et la devise du meilleur effet. Mais tout se passe dans le verre et pas dans la bouteille (quoique la fermentation pourrait nous en vouloir de dire cela. Donc soyons prudents ….). Oh les monstres de Troubadour... Nous versons le breuvage : noir de charbon (on ne voit rien là dedans, poussez-vous!) Clarté opaque. Bulles (en transparence lumineuse) fines par fontaine au centre (de mon beau verre calice …. ben oui). Mousse beigne moyen à jaune paille humide, très épaisse à grains moyens. Arômes de mild stout. Volume soyeux. 1ère bouche sur du café fort, du chocolat noir à 85 %, de la groseille noire, du cassis, et une pointe fine de fumée. 2ème bouche sur du moka quasi viennois, superbe fondu en bouche. 3ème sur du malt avec du chocolat (donc de l’ovomaltine...) et une sorte de ganache du meilleur goût. La longueur est en constante ligne de mire vers le haut... La levure est très « droite » pour soutenir le sujet. L’alcool sans excès est pourtant bien présent. La finale ne se laisse pas démonter et nous prouve que de nouveaux brasseurs peuvent bien faire ce travail. Remarquable travail flamand, dans ce pays du travail bien fait. Une future médaille, mais profitons-en dès maintenant....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2010
Pours dark red-brown with a big tanned head. Smooth chocolatey and nutty flavours are complimented by a roasty bitterness. Some fruity and spicy flavours typical to Belgian yeast comes along to play as well. Perhaps more interesting than good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Parket (569) - Bruges, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2012
bottle, dark brown/red coloured with foamy white head. Smell: ripe fruits, some alcohol. Taste: woody, ripe fruits, some alcohol notes, not too bitter, nice touch of roasted malts, some sweetness. Good one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of raisin and caramel. Poured a cherry brown with a huge head. Flavor matched the nose but definitely lighter. Palate was smooth and easy. Overall, okay, wished the flavor was a little more heartier though.

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