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RATINGS: 892   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
Bottle at Paters Vaetje, Antwerp. Very dark brown/cloudy with thick beige head. Dry malt aroma with choc and camp coffee. Some raisin. Nice choc and fruit in mouth with grainy dry finish. Bit of vinous in mouth. Really excellent beer, wonderful in mouth, just needs a bit more complexity.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 30, 2006
Smells stouty. Thi is nice. Definitely sweeter than most stouts but it isn’t light either. My first Belgian stout I must give a thumbs up to. A little dryness in the head but decent throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3184) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2007
having this on draft at Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse, WI USA. Pours with a smallishhead and some lace. Dark mahogany. Very aromatic malt. Sweet. luscious. hints of a scotch ale. really good bubba.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Pours a very dark ruby that has some head that does not stay around for too long. Nose is strong with sweetness and some firm caramel. I get a sense that there is a coffee tone that is very far in the background that is just barely peeking through. Flavor is beautiful. Outstandingly unique. Sweet for a bit, and then the stout characteristics kick in. Slight coffee accents follow the thick sweet and then it ends with a bubbly sensation on your tongue. Almost seems to be a touch of port to it. Feel is extremely well balanced. Slight bubble. Drinkability. This is not one to really drink hard and fast. Definitely a sipper...but sippable for your entire night and then some. Beyond worth trying. If you have the opportunity, trying this is imperative.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (4928) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2008
330 ml, bb 09 02 09. Dark brown with red highlights. Five finger, creamy and lasting head. Aroma is spicy cocoa, tart cherries, and slight molasses. Nice malty-yeasty flavor blend of cocoa, molasses, leather, charred wood, and sour-acidic cherry. Medium body is dry, and very acidic-tingly, yet smooth at the same time. A great Belgian yeast stylized take on the stout genre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (5021) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2012 Une bière forte belge qui m’a totalement prit par surprise. Le caractère de la levure est juste assez présente dans l’arôme et le palais sans toutefois dominer comme le font certaines du même style. Riche et chargé de saveur.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adampickens (3) - USA - JUL 2, 2011 does not count
Very dark chocolate in color. A decent size head that offers a creamy taste and aroma. The beer itself is complex in flavor. Slightly bitter in the beginning then a rush of flavor followed by a stronger bitter aftertaste. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2012
In bottle at de Garre. Pours a very dark brown colour with a thick tan head. Aroma of liquorice, roasty malt, dark chocolate, caramel, black pepper and alcohol. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lovely with well balanced alcohol and lingering liquorice, roasty malt and dark chocolate again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MMR (682) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 Gotta like this Belgian Ale which tastes a lot like a Stout (but is far from the Troubadour-Stout). Has a creamy cholocat aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mainuh_man (262) - NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
Poors an opaque black/brown with an ample brown/white head that lingers. Smells of roasted malt with sweet cereal tones, alcohol, chocolate and cinammon. Sweet malt beginning, with a growing sweetness in the middle. Long, bitter finish from the roasted malt. Relatively mild carbonation, and a slick mouthfeel (not a thick stout). Overall, a really decent stout (something I’ve missed while living in the Netherlands). A really nice example of the flavor profile of a stout, although lacking a bit in mouthfeel.

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