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Troubadour Obscura - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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BA SCORE
87
very good

345 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 345
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%


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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TheWhiskerReview

Tennessee

3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasting sample pours a dark reddish-brown with a frothy head and wet, thin lace.

Aroma is like a caramel soaked kit-kat with a vague spice box quality- nothing to piercing though- and yeasty coffee. All of it comes together like a dark, elegant cigar.

The palate is full-bodied and pure silk- smooth delivery of rich chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla and caramel- with a very mild bitterness. The yeasty, bottle-conditioning fills in those gaps that the roastiness of other stouts leave behind, contributing to the beers softness. Alcohol is well hidden and the roast picks up a little on the finish, but never outshines the silk.

Overall, a nice change from a more traditional stout, but not something I'd want to go back to often due to its big softness. The cigar-like aroma is pretty nice though.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 20:16:05 | More by TheWhiskerReview
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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.

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Troubadour Obscura from Brouwerij De Musketiers
87 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.