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RATINGS: 954   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
crazykiller (129) - Iasi, ROMANIA - SEP 7, 2018
33 cl bottle bought from supermarket. Pours hazy dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, raisins, caramel, alcohol. Taste is strong, roasted malt, malt, caramel, brown sugar. Medium body, soft carbonation, nice bitter aftertaste. Overall a good Belgian beer, for those who like strong beers.

4
SampleGuide22 (61) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2018
Dark rich beer full of flavour. Pours an off white head. Tastes : Coffee, Toffee, Licourice, Hazelnut, Malts, Chocolate, Orange peel, Cocoa, Dark berries, Currant, Brown Sugar. Boozy taste...rich, dark and full of flavour.

4
Deser (26) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2018
Beautiful black body with creamy beige head (westmalle triple style fat cream). The creamy head does a good job standing. Aromas of roasted malt and chocolate, together with some hop fruitiness. Taste is really powerful with a great bitter sweet balance. Amazing palate. Very good beer from our Musketeers!

3.6
Cunningham (9247) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2018
Nice tasty evening sugar…ehh evening sipper. Nice dessert.
Deep brown color with a fine head. Ok lacing. Pleasant intensity in the aroma. Fine body and a not to high carbonation level. Easy to drink. Pleasant mouth feeling. Balanced sweetness. Dried fruits, candy, caramel, some spices, mild yeast and bready flavor. Ok complexity.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Fredrikstad, Norway]

3.6
biilz (563) - SPAIN - AUG 22, 2018
Аромат шикарный, много карамели, немного сухого хмеля и сухофруктов. Красиво выгляди в бокале, цвет глубокий, темно янтарный, пена кремовая постоянная, слегка коричневая. Вкус средний по тяжести, солодовый, немного карамельный. При глотке появляется сильная кислинка. На послевкусие чувствуется кофейный оттенок и сухой и весьма сильный хмель, который не совсем подходит данному стилю.

4.2
ardeo (840) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2018
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2018 B 33cl. Couleur "brun obscur" avec mousse beige laissant des dentelles. Nez chocolat/café, fruits noirs (prune, mûre), un peu de "rôti". Bouche sur le malt, le café, un peu de candi, du chocolat noir, des fruits secs, de l'alcool -bien présent- avec une moyenne amertume. Bière complexe mais équilibrée difficile à classifier (est-ce nécessaire ?) et même à en dégager les caractéristiques. Pas grave, c'est du bon.

4
StilleStorm (1626) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2018
DWF; Bottle, 750 ml, take away. Pours large, murky dark brown with a lasting frothy too creamy lacing tan head. Nose fils with heavy malt, dark caramel, sugar, nuts, ripe dark fruit, rasin, light vanilla and chocolate. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a lasting, warming finish.

5
wilzwert (163) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 28, 2018
Bière 75 cl achetée chez Van Uxem à Comines, découverte à la pression dans un bar d’Anvers. Bière noire au nez acide, première bouche acide également puis viennent les saveurs de torréfié, de café. Le houblon se mélange au côté rôti, c'est très agréable et tout en finesse. Bière qui a du caractère mais qui peut plaire à tout le monde quand même, pas trop élitiste, je la recommande.

3.5
franclh (2326) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2018
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2018 Fles 33cl thuis. Krachtige smaak, vol, hoppig, licht zoetig. Vlakkige nasmaak. (10-2009).

2.4
GoufCustom (2670) - HONG KONG - MAY 27, 2018


330ml bottle bought at HKBWEX in Mong Kok.

Looks: Clear deep ruby brown colour with a ring of dirty yeast sediments; Virtually no head with residual soapy beige foam which fades in 5 seconds; Poor sticky lacing with zero carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant and sweet dark malt, with caramel, sticky toffee, light dark fruits, Belgian waffles, cream, light chocolates, floral, sugar, bread, Bel yeast and light grass.

Taste: Medium sweet dark malt, with strong roastyness, caramel, light toffee, Cola, chocolates, light coffee, floral, brown sugar, light biscuits, yeast, lemon, mid to strong bitter hops and grass.

Body: Medium body. Fairly slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Good dark maltyness in a fairly solid background. Very roasty but the coffee / chocolate taste is muted. A total lack of carbo (bottling / handling problem?) dampened much the 'Belgian' and 'stout' characters. Flowery with nice medium sweetness, dry biscuity with lemon to round. Disappointing...

Hoppiness: Floral and grass in nose, same in taste with lemon; Bitterness is fairly strong for an abrupt, mid to high astringent bitter-sweet dark malty finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Roasty and quite bitter to mouth.

Comments: Rarely have a Belgian Dark that is totally devoid of head and carbo, in this case much of dark stout enjoyment and Belgian estery aroma were mercilessly robbed. Although its nice strong roasty character is still intact, the damage is done. Would love to rate a decent bottle in the future but for now it's a low. :(


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