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RATINGS: 913   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 16/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2008
On draft at Sharp Edge, Creekhouse location in Pittsburgh. Poured black with a touch of amber and a thin tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, roasted malts. Taste is of smooth roasted chocolate malt, touches of dark fruit sweetness. Very mild hops in the finish. Good body. Alcohol hidden quite well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Btankey (11) - USA - FEB 21, 2008
Well, quite impressed with this one. Aroma instantly a winner, really smells like a Belgian inn/pub. Very nuanced and subtle, and the balance, caramel smoothness, with backend bitterness quite impressed me. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Pours a deep cola/amber with a light tan head of tightly packed bubbles. Aroma is roasted malt with hints of pepper and cheese. Tastes of chocolate and berries with a coffee hops finish. Clean. Love it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
arhythmt (69) - Alabama, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Absolutely wonderful on tap! Well worth seeking out...very rich, a tiny bit sweet but not seriously sweet. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3708) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle. Pours a reddisn brown color with a tall tan head. Malty aroma with chocolate and a slightly burnt nose. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, malts, and some pine. Porter-like in body. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear, ruby-tinged brown with a big, fluffy, lacy orange/tan head. Sweet malty fig and licorice aroma. Creamy, medium-tending-to-full body, light carbonation. Prunes, tea, a bit of chocolate. Light notes of pine and espresso on a predominantly wood-dry finish. I thought I understood the Belgian stouts. This one is a bit out of the mainstream, even for an out-of-the-mainstream style. Im kinda torn on beers like this. Should I rate to the style, or to beery goodness?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Dark brown colored pour with medium tannish head. Sweet, fruity malty aroma with a sweet malty mocha finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgiskOlklub (1072) - Viby J, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2008
Brown beer with an average size creamy off-white head. Fair lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, leather, smoke and tobacco. Lightly hoppy. It has a medium body and a creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2008
A dark brown/red beer with a big creamy head, witch stays for a longer time. The aroma is spicy, a little choclate and a light coffy taste. Also a smooth flavour and mild fruity notes (raisons ?). A really enjoyable stout for a rainy day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1775) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Really deep red with a nice, full beige head and substantial lacing. Raspberry and cherry notes against a wheaty, floral background. Lots more fruit on the tongue, with a full, expressive mild chocolate background. Just a hint of sour and a striking bitter finish. Reminds me of cherry cordials.

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