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RATINGS: 810   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pcd1956 (27) - Purmerend, - OCT 19, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 roasty, black, sparkling, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, long finish, strong dark beer with mouty tastebrown, black, cloudy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (186) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Butelka, warka do 25/03/17. Wysoka, ladna, kremowa piana, brudzaca szklo i niezbyt szybko opadajaca. Samo piwo ciemne, burgundowe, prawie nieprzejrzyste, opalizujace (chyba, ze ktos wlalby z drozdzami, to pewnie metnieje). W aromacie na dziendobry karmel, estry owocowe, lekki alkohol w stylu likieru wisniowego czy porto. Rodzynki. Pumpernikiel. Delikatniejsze aromaty to drewno, kakao, kwiaty. W sumie na bogato, ale nie do konca to wszystko ze soba wspolgra momentami. W smaku juz ubozej, ale przyjemnie. Slodkawo, alkoholowo, momenami lekko kwaskowato (po ogrzaniu o dziwo jest wiecej kwaskowatosci wlasnie, nie alkoholu czy slodkosci). Posmaki likierowe i kawowe (kawa zaskakujaca, przyznaje, ale jest). Lepkie w ustach. Wysoko wysycone. Fajnawe calkiem piwo, ale raczej nic ponad to - do najlepszych Belgian Strong nie ma startu. niemniej jak najbardziej pozytywnie :) PS: to piwo lubi wyzsze temperatury, takie niemal pokojowe

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PauloAG (66) - BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2015
330cc bottle. Pours dark almost black with creamy tanned head. Sweet and roasty. Nicely balanced with some hop notes. Kind of bitter finish. Very nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moebbels (398) - FINLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Shows a fairly clear dark amber colour with a quickly dissipating creamy tan head. Nose has sweet aromas of raisins, plums, sherry and chokolate. A sweet roasty taste that leads to a dry, bitter finish. Lively carbonation with small bubbles and a rich, syrupy palate. Very nice, well balanced with lovely aromas.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thirstyrabbit (1247) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Mahogany body, medium head. Nice and complex aroma with blackberries, roasted nuts and currants. Yummy. Sweet gently roasted taste with berry sourness and complex malts. Very malty. Finish has fresh raisin biscuits and currant sourness. This is really good and refreshingly different after a run of typical yeasty/caramelly Belgian Strong Ales.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2722) - BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2015
The second Troubadour beer, since 2003; haven’t often tasted this since then so this rating is based on old notes. Sticky, beige, lacing head, very dark burgundy colour but not quite black. Liquorice, raisins, coffee grounds and bitter chocolate in the nose, malty taste, caramelly, nutty and a tad chocolatey but not as thick as one would expect from an 8.5% ABV stout, dried fruits, roasted coffee bitterish finish. Enjoyable and well-made, but there are more interesting Belgian stouts around twelve years later.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (252) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown almost black color with light brown head. Aroma has caramel, ripe fruits, roasted malt and some burnt sugar. Taste is malty and a bit sour but turns into quite sweet and bitter long finish. Flavors of malt, burnt sugar, ripe fruits and chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ForlornHope (130) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
33 cl bottle at home. Pours a very dark brown with hints of red against the light. Large tan head. Aroma of wood, spice, licorice, slightly tangy. Taste is sweet and malty with a light bitterness. The beer has a sugary, almost cola-like mouthfeel and has a tangy finish which is quite pleasant. Overall pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tia (1032) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Tap @ Mekong. Dark brown with almost no head. Very sweet smelling like chocolate malt. Flavor a lot drier than it smells, with some grassiness and light but noticeable bitterness. Smooth and not too heavy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1027) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 3, 2015
BOTTLE 33 CL. Aroma: chocolate, light roast, same hop profile as Westkust (grassy, lemony, unripe fruit), but less intense. The flavour is similar: sweet and bitter chocolate, red fruit, good balancing spicy hops, some ashes in the finish. No smelly cheese, unlike yesterday’s Westkust. It is like a younger sister of the Westkust, same but different, more of a stout, less of an IPA. Very good and well integrated.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (428) - ITALY - FEB 3, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours hazy dark reddish brown with a huge foamy light beige head. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, burnt sugar, light dark fruits, some alcohol. Taste is similar with some roastiness and chocolate notes, light acidity, some final bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation.


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