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RATINGS: 883   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 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 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 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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monkeychugg55 (1023) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJvd (1021) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2014
33 cL bottle at home. Pours hazy brown/reddish with a large off-white head leaving very nice lacing. Aroma is licorice, chocolate, red fruits and some metal. Taste has licorice, roast, some dark fruits and a soft to medium bitterness. Medium body and carbo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
txspartan (1015) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (1014) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Pours brown, fairly bright with healthy, fizzy, light-brown carbonation. Aroma is earthy, mossy, yeasty and refreshing with slight nut and even slighter roast and chocolate. Flavor is of fruity yeast up front with earthy and refreshing yeast notes blending into a clean hop bitterness in finish. Nutty. Less apparent is the roastiness. More of a Dubbel than a stout; it’s not even that dark. It is delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rane (1006) - Nibe, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle. I don´t really understand that this one shoud be a stout ? Dark amber with huge brown head. Aroma sweet malt, dates. Taste sweet malty, figs, dates dried fruits. Quite like a "light" quad, but lacks a little in taste and aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (1005) - 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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