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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (1175) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle @home. Schiuma beige fine e persistente. Colore ramato carico riflessi aranciati. Aroma di frutta secca, nocciola e mandorla, tostatura, lievito belga, zucchero filato e un poco di liquirizia. Gusto dolce abboccato, poco amara, di cacao con retrolfattivo di nocciola. Poco sapida, un pelo metallica. Molto crposa, un po astringente, abbastanza carbonata. Equilibrata ed abbastanza armonica.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alteregoo (1149) - POLAND - APR 6, 2015
Piana bardzo obfita, kremowa, dość trwała i oblepiająca szkło. Barwa brązowo-bordowa, mętna. W aromacie jest kakao, czerwone i suszone owoce, likier wiśniowy, pestki moreli. Ta pestkowość po ogrzaniu się piwa jest niestety drażniąca, przypominająca stare zbutwiałe drewno. W smaku pojawia się więcej cech stoutu, jest tu troszkę słodkości czekoladowej, jest paloność, są rodzynki, jest i alkohol przypominający brandy. Goryczka alkoholowo-prażona, choć niewysoka to dość długo pozostaje i zalega nieprzyjemną alkoholowością. Wysycenie średnie, podbijające ziemistość i treściwość piwa w odbiorze. Potencjał jest, moc jest, wygląd jest, niestety do poprawy aromat i rok leżakowania w celu ułożenia alkoholu - wtedy byłby to trunek pierwszej klasy. Tak niestety piwo jest zaledwie dobre, lecz nieułożone, niezbalansowane...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2007
330 cl bottle brought to me by my daughter after a recent trip to Belgium, and purchased at the Bottle Shop in Brugge. Pours a murky dark brown/black with a generous, creamy tan head with just amazing durability. There was still a thin layer of foam at the bottom of the glass 30 minutes later. Aroma is rich with chocolate, dark fruit, molasses, and roasted nuts. Smooth, rich and satisfying mouthfeel with a medium to full body and light carbonation. Flavors of caramel and a spicy bitterness leave a finish that is slightly tangy, softly bitter, and with a very mild lasting sweetness. This has a lot of subtlety to it, nothing is overwhelming, and I found it a very enjoyable stout, quite different than the American versions that I am more familiar with.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Dark with a good head. Moslty chocolate flavor mixed with all that malt. Only a little bitterness. A kind of yeast funk going on thats good too.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1129) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Burnt caramel malt and molasses with some possible dark fruit and cloves on the aroma. Appears a purple-ish black color with a thin foam. Deep caramel malt with a fruity twist. Alcohol and wood on the finish. Some chocolate and cocoa notes floating around. Overall, pretty solid. Not exactly what I was expecting and a tad watered down. Nevertheless Its a pretty well done brew. B+ rating.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (1129) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2009
11.2 oz. bottle at Flat Rock Saloon. Poured hazy, deep brown with a ring of khaki lace. Flavor of sweet, dark fruits: plum, raisin, and cherry. Very similar to a dubbel style beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 30, 2009
The pour is dark brown with plenty of ruby highlights. The head is off-white in color with spotty lacing. The aroma is chocolate, toffee, raisin and thin hops. Really pleasant aroma. The flavor is lightly smoky, chocolate and some tart, slightly sour fruit. The mouthfeel is thin to medium in body. A nice and definitely different take on the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Pours a murky dark brown with a firm beige head. The aroma is medium sweet with chocolate and coffee as well as some earthy hops. The flavor is roasted and malty with coffee, chocolate caramel and raisins. More bitter toward the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (1080) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2016 Dark brown, hazy and big beige head. Aroma and taste hav chocolate, coffee, leather, smoke red fruit, vanilla, hoppy bitterness. Dry chocolate aftertaste, well balanced. Lively carbonation, good body, prickling mouthfeel.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgiskOlklub (1066) - 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.


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