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RATINGS: 913   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (20591) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Fergus. Pours clear red-brown with a creamy, tan head. The nose has some well toasted bread, ripe berries, earth. Medium sweet flavour with more ripe, leathery berries, raisins, earth, toast. medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with minimal warmth, toasty bread, more ripe berries, nips of oxidation. Enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2004
Dark amber to brown color; big creamy head. Nice aroma, malty, with light roasted malt. Good mouthfeel, good structure, malty (and a bit sweet) with an interesting roasted malt touch, very light smokey, and an original woody (sour) character. Very good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (19353) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2012
Clear dark reddish brown with a big and lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. Smooth. 040512

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (19201) - PCastle, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2014
Ins Glas ergiet sich ein trbes dunkelbraunes Bier mit schner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, rstig, dunkles reifes Obst. Geschmack rstmalzig, stark malzig, berreife Frchte, Karamell.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2006
AMber with a very nice creamy offwhite head. Malty aroma with toffee notes, some chocolate, juniper berries and vanilla. Malty flavor, some spices, milky. Spicy finish, maybe a bit thin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (18701) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle split at Moeder Lambic St Giles, 20/11/15. Black with a decent tan covering that retains well. Nose is sweet malt, dark fruit rinds, light smoke, toffee fudge. Taste comprises soured dark berry fruit, lactic tinge, spice, brown bread, yeast, treacle. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok for style.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (18000) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (17968) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2010
Bottle. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, chocolate, malt and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (17060) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (16965) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2006
Very dark brown colour. Light roasty, chocolatey character. Light body for size. A bit of soy sauce note to the fairly intense malt profile. No particular roast. Decent. A revisit is in order, though.


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