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RATINGS: 904   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (16128) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (16042) - DENMARK - MAY 24, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with medium tan head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, little bitter, chocolate, fruit and a little liquorice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15737) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2007
different label. BB 02/09. Pours dark brown with a red hew fine lasting head. Aroma is sweet of dark fruits - Rasin & plum. In the taste there is notes from roasted malts - coffee & caramel. Slight bitter roast. Good lacings. Smooth mouthfeel. Soft palate. Very nice!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (15457) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
Pretty strong for a "mild stout". Biting aftertaste reminds me of a sour milk stout. Definitely notice some brown sugar and earthy tones in this one. Rated 9/20/08

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15379) - Snderborg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2004
Bottle. Roasted, malty aroma. Very dark brown colour, semi-dodgy looking head. Malty, slightly peppery flavour. Hint of fruit and yeast. Burnt malt notes.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2006
Draught at "Den Tatoverede Enke". Very dark, almost black - light brown head. High malty, coffee, red berries, light sweetness, nice body, dark bread, nice hopped. A bit like fresh baked dark raisin-bread and a cop of coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (14896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2008
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 Rating is a composite of two tastings.
(7-4-8-3-14=3.6)
750ml bottle (Poirotti, Helsinki)
Very dark fruity aroma. Slightly alcoholic. Full dark roasted malty taste.
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(6-4-7-4-14=3.5)
Bottle (ZBF2008)
Almost black with a healthy thick tight beige head. Big burnt malty aroma. Full bodied creamy thick stout body. Long burnt finish, but not astringent. Hides 8.5% wery well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14680) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle at Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Nice dark amber / dark brown color, beige head. Smell and taste decent. Nice carbonation, medium body.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14509) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Aroma of rich dark fruit. Really fantastic. Deep reddish brown with a truly significant tan head. Starts with plum, moving to toasted malt, notes of chocolate, always an edge of sour. Substantial mouthfeel. Theres sweetness, but more caramel/toffee than malty. Well balanced with bitterness. Definitely not a Belgian candy treat. Just fantastic. I repeat myself. Justified.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14381) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle at Horsens lfestival.Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is yeast, roasted, alcohol. Flavour is yeast, roasted, cellar-notes, dried fruit.


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