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Troubadour Obscura - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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very good

355 Ratings

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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 12
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Musketiers visit their website

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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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%

$ 5.29/11.2 oz bottle at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
Undated bottle at 45 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of milk chocolate
Head large (6 cm), light brown, frothy, very slowly diminishing to 3 mm ring and layer
Lacing excellent – centimeter wide complete rings of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor of milk chocolate; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.3125. Final weighted score: 4.3375
Very much a milk chocolate stout, sweet, flavorful, quite good.

Ozzylizard, 45 minutes ago
Photo of mattfancett
3.05/5  rDev -21.4%

mattfancett, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of ZenBiscuits
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

ZenBiscuits, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of BJSmit
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

BJSmit, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of desint
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

desint, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of tomordonez
4.58/5  rDev +18%

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

tomordonez, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
4.5/5  rDev +16%

KevMo84, May 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

oriolesfan4, May 23, 2014
Photo of neckbeered
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

dmorgan310, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.89/5  rDev -25.5%

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.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

devilfluff, Apr 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

montrealbcr89, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

yankees27, Mar 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Evil_Pidde, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

JohnK17, Feb 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Beer-Ed, Feb 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

midlifec, Feb 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of archyquaffer
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%

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.

archyquaffer, Feb 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Sspeer1, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

PatGreer, Feb 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Ed37, Feb 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

SStein, Feb 03, 2014
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Troubadour Obscura from Brouwerij De Musketiers
87 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.