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Troubadour Obscura - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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BA SCORE
87
very good

351 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 10
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Musketiers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 09-21-2003)
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Reviews by PorterLambic:
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PorterLambic

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The bottle says it is a mild stout at 8.2% ABV. Drinks like a Belgian strong dark ale.

Pours a chestnut color with a fluffy tan head on it. Opaque. Head retention is good with it dropping to a thick film with some fluffy bits around the edges. Nice lace.
Smell is a bit more restrained than expected, at least straight out of the fridge. Malt, light hops, dark fruits, whiskey/rum, some wood note. Nicely balanced.
Taste is better, more pronounced. Malt leads with dark, alcohol soaked fruits, a coffee note, and wood. Very well balanced.
Medium bodied to start but finishing somewhat fuller. Warming almost from the start. Finish is dryish. A really nice brew that gets better as it warms..

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 23:07:37 | More by PorterLambic
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BJSmit

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-21-2014 18:52:29 | More by BJSmit
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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tomordonez

Florida

4.58/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip. Nice chunky head. Looks dark brown almost black. Smells like coffee, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, roasted malt, wood fire. Medium body, low carbonation, tastes like burnt candy, bitter chocolate, brandy-like, a little like Guinness but better. A lingering coffee finish. Powerful dark flavors that shadow the alcohol. I would drink it for breakfast if it wasn’t so strong

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 02:26:05 | More by tomordonez
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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California

2.89/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Pours a murky dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with roasted malt, cocoa, acidic, and dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour cocoa and dark fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer that is definitely suffering from a mild infection, but is still fairly drinkable as it is.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 04:22:19 | More by UCLABrewN84
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Quebec (Canada)

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02-11-2014 11:22:08 | More by Beer-Ed
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Michigan

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Michigan

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4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a magnum bottle into a large pilsener glass. I got a little too aggressive on the pour, which I thought was fairly moderate, and ended up with about 3 inches of billowy, creamy, pale brown head with tufts resembling whipped cream. The head remains creamy and exceedingly sticky throughout the tasting. The beer is very dark brown with ruby highlights with some haze apparent.

A very distinctive aroma of roasted malts, with plenty of complex dark fruit flavors, molasses, chocolate, caramel and a little dark cherry tang. The complex of flavors and alcohol warming in both the taste and aftertaste are somewhat like a good liqueur. It also has that sort of tanginess that seems to be unique to continental European beers. The flavor is perhaps more like a doppel bock than a typical stout, but the body is quite creamy and stout-like.

I paid only $6.99 for this magnum, which struck me as a very good deal. I had not seen this brand in my town before, and am encouraged by the increasing variety of craft beer in my neck of the woods.

Serving type: bottle

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Troubadour Obscura from Brouwerij De Musketiers
87 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.