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RATINGS: 908   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Pours a lacing, tan head with a deep brown, opaque body. Aromas of dough, brown sugar, and some cocoa. Flavor is dark bread, brown sugar and some yeast. The chocolate comes out more in the finish. Dry finish. Smooth and silky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2754) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 28, 2009
BCTC. Dark brown with head. Mild banana chocolate and fruit aroma. Mild chocolate fruit with interesting complex yeasty bitter finish. NIce balance and soft palate. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Poured dark reddish brown, creamy, malty, caramel, little chocolate, little dark fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (10340) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2009
No way is this a stout. Bottle from Craft that poured turbid ruddy reddish brown, the color of Carolina mud, with minimal off-khaki head. Nose was tart cherry, charred wood, caramel, oaky spirits. The taste was tart, tart enough to dominate the beer for the first half. The second half showed more caramel, oaky, and psirity notes, but this one came off like a slightly lambicy and slightly rauchy ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10926) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown pour, beige head. Lots of chunks in this one! Tons of malt, chocolate, toffee and an earthy metalic/stone aroma and flavor as well. Sweet with notes of caramel, bread, prunes and that persistent rocky/stone flavor. Interesting to say the least.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Dark brown, small tan head. Aroma and flavor of coffee/chocolate. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3229) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Bottle - Man, was this beer something to look at! Its super cloudy, murky chocolate brown body looked like a milkshake or a root beer float. It created a nice tan head, and...yep...FLOATIES! Smells nice and sweet, with a milky, toffee, and sweet booze mixture. Taste is sweet malt with a little metal and a dry, bready finish. Odd how it changes so much in the mouth, but pleasant. Its a little warm, and very smooth. Id drink this again in a heartbeat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16834) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2009
Bottled 75 cl (Bs, ABV. 8.2%). Dark brown, almost opaque, nice creamy beige head, lace. Aroma of molasses, vanilla, coffee and oak. almost like a whisky barrel-aged beer ... oak chips added? Quite light and mild palate for over 8% beer. Flavor has coffee, sweet molasses, toasted malts. Simple flavor which is a bit similar to some foreign extra stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Pours a near pitch black if not for the copper edges. Has a decent tan head that stays for a while. Aroma is soy, chocolate, and vanilla.Taste is mild chocolate malt and vanilla creaminess. Thin body with lots of carbonation. Alcohol is warming and makes the beer very smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VertBaconStrips (2373) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUL 14, 2009
Poured out a nice creamy yellowish brown cap that lasts seemingly forever, minor spotty lacing and the beer itself is murky brown with a hint of red. Aroma: pecans, odd chocolate, bit of molasses, concentrated fake red berry syrup, more nuts, yeast, three times so far Ive thought Ive noticed smoky bacon, dark high sugar fruit. The taste is really good and complex as well - thick, candied fruits? (dried prunes I think), chocolate milk (syrup made), zippy but mild spice - and I mean that in a very good way as it just shows up after mid taste, molasses, sweet soft berry candy, caramel, more spice that I cannot nail down (not licorice or cinnamon or cloves), smoke on the burp (more than once so far but not every time), butterscotch (thanks Oiznop!), and there is that spice again on the finish. Zippy on the mouth, comes across borderline full, leaves a thick film on my mouth, finishes tangy and sweet - a sweetness that belongs to caramel. An exceptional beer - I enjoyed this from first smell to last taste. Pretty much polished the last 3/4 in 5 minutes and now Im awaiting the 8.5% to smash me back into reality. One of the most interesting beers that I brought back from the states in November. I cant remember the last time I pretty much slammed a beer of this quality. Sorry Brad. You would have thought it tasted like soap anyway....

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