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RATINGS: 887   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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgiskOlklub (1047) - Viby J, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2008
Brown beer with an average size creamy off-white head. Fair lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, leather, smoke and tobacco. Lightly hoppy. It has a medium body and a creamy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (1042) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 12, 2011
11.2 ounce bottle purchased over a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($3.89). The label and my original notes say that this is a stout, but it is now labeled a Belgian strong ale here?! Pours a muddy brown with significant red-garnet highlights and two fingers of creamy beige head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, lightly smoked wood, and salty cocoa. Flavor of nice caramel, raisin, brown sugar, dry spice, and smoky chocolate. Nice levels of sweetness and roastiness in the flavor. Quite smooth and the relatively high alcohol is quite well hidden. Surprisingly good stuff, even if the style may be confused. (482, 606)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2006
The beer is very dark with thin beige head. The aroma is strong with roasted grains - reminiscent of dark toast with hints of molasses and chicory. There is also a distinct fruitiness to the aroma and a noticable whiff of yeast. The flavor is quite nice - it starts bitter sweet on the tip of the tongue like espresso with hints of sugar and cocoa (okay - maybe not that bitter, but you get the idea). On the middle of the tongue are interesting yeast and fruit flavors along with sweet malt flavors. The finish is somewhat dry and bitter with a pleasantly bitter after-taste (blend of hop bitterness and dark chocolate). The mouthfeel is full bodied. Overall, very nice. The label says "mild stout". Considering how roasty it tastes and that the bottle indicated 8.5%ABV, I almost shudder with delight at the thought of their idea of a "strong stout" :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rubin77 (1029) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 10, 2015
F: pale brown, lasting, big frothy. C: brown, non-transparent, to red. A: malty, some milk chocolate, toffee, yeast. T: sweet malt, some chocolate, some sour fruity, hint of coffee, banana, medium body, good carbonation, dark licorice, some woody tones, but the ABV is very well hidden…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (1027) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 29, 2015
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a three inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt, raisins, yeast and fruit. Similar aroma. Has a decent body with a boozy finish. Overall, pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Pours dark brown with red highlights and a short off-white head. Aroma was soap, funky yeast, marshmallows, prunes, and cocoa. Taste was much better. Rich chocolate, mocha, coffee, and toasty malt. It rapidly turns to cherries, yeast, and caramel/spun sugar/too sweet raisins. Interesting Belgian take on a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monkeychugg55 (1025) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2011
Reddish mahogany body with a creamy tan head with great retention Toffee aroma mostly, dark fruit, and yeast. Roasty flavor with sweet dark fruit. A bit dry and watery, but has a soft mouthfeel. Pretty mellow and comes off lighter than a porter even.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 9, 2010
Aroma has caramel, belgian yeast, weak coffee and chocolate. Taste is malty bitter, yeast sweetness, roasted malts. Rather unbalanced taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
txspartan (1018) - Berchem, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2011
Decent stout with the nice flavour of roasted malts. Might have to retry it to give it a fairer rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (1015) - 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.

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