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RATINGS: 906   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quinten (1062) - zaandam, - MAR 17, 2010
At the bierkoning in Amsterdam, hazy brown, full fluffy head, bottle says troubadour obscura, but the rest of the bottle is totaly different , alc: 8.2 %, nice full one with lots of spices, fully fruity one, very nice.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puren (895) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - FEB 17, 2017
PREZENTACJA: ciemnobrązowe, pod światło rubinowe, bardzo obfita piana dość szybko się dziurawi i opada do i tak solidnego kożucha, pozostawiając na szkle sporo śladw;
AROMAT: karmel, cukier trzcinowy, rum, lekki alkohol, po chwili czuć też pieczone jabłko i czekoladę;
ODCZUCIE: ciało niskie, średnio nasycone, bardzo lekko rozgrzewa przełyk;
SMAK: początkowo bardzo wytrawny - palony karmel, cukier trzcinowy, przechodzi w obrzydliwie słodki - też karmel i cukier trzcinowy, a także odrobina alkoholu, po tym przychodzi zbyt słabo kontrująca drewniana goryczka i dość długi metaliczno-czekoladowy posmak;
OGLNIE: piwo ładnie się prezentuje, ma złożone aromat i smak, choć w tym drugim przeszkadza w pewnym momencie ogromna słodycz i nieprzyjemny bo kończąca go silna metaliczna nuta.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathanvc (315) - Brugge, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2017
At Bruges Beer Fest 2017. Pours dark brown with a dense beige head. The aroma contains roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, raisins and some yeast. It tastes light sweet and medium bitter. The finish is dry and hoppy. Creamy texture, soft carbonation. Not a typical dessert beer for its style; well-balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wixie (502) - BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2017
Hazy brown liquid, small head. Very light aroma of stout. Medium body, little bit carbonation. Peated taste, a bit bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
simontomlinson (161) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Thick creamy light brown head stayed well on a very dark brown, slightly effervescent body. Huge aroma - malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, coffee & spirit. Smooth to the fore, thick & creamy on the tongue with a nice tickle on the back. Sweet on the front with raisins, brown sugar, malt & caramel followed by a bitter, tangy back of dried fruit, coffee & hints of citrus.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (1269) - Mons, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2017
Robe ambre, belle mousse crmeuse. Nez qui explose de fruits jaunes et de fruits exotiques, sur un fond floral, un nez trs lgant. Bouche tout en fruit et en douceur, bulle lgante et enrobe, longue finale fruite. Une trs belle bire de soif

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (19903) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13596) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle aged for a couple years thanks to Fergus. It pours darkest red - brown with a thick light tan head. The aroma is sweet, spicy, toasted nut, walnut, treacle, rocky road, varnish, old wood, dried fruits and fruit cake. The taste is bitter - sweet, toasted nuts, earthy, dried fruits, treacle, D&B, sticky, earthy, toffee and spice with a warming finish. Medium - full body and high, foamy carbonation. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (10623) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle shared at Leightons place, 29/12/2016. A reddy copper coloured pour with a a lasting beige head. Aroma Brown sugars, muscovado, Belgian yeast, cakey malts, Red berries. Flavour is composed charred woody, red fruit, liquorice, woody, spicy. Palate is frothy, musty, tangy, highish carbonation. Burnt sugars.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
m.mahu (168) - Iasi, ROMANIA - DEC 24, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2016 Bottle. Pours brown with thin head. Honey, fruit, malts and caramels. Toffee and there is a light sweetness. Nice bitterness. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
daigoon (183) - - DEC 17, 2016
330 ml bottle. Dark brown with brown head. Some sediments. Full roasted taste.


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