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Troubadour Obscura - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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BA SCORE
87
very good

352 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 11
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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jeiiVP

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-29-2014 20:01:20 | More by jeiiVP
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jwg782

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-24-2014 01:44:45 | More by jwg782
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Jose9e

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-12-2014 11:23:54 | More by Jose9e
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-09-2014 19:44:01 | More by Griffith
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-03-2014 18:51:13 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-22-2013 14:33:27 | More by BigOldOaf
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PorterLambic

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%

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..

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

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-10-2013 01:13:07 | More by discodoni
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Mugenlude

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-05-2013 04:08:02 | More by Mugenlude
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stcules

Italy

3.79/5  rDev -2.3%

Dark color, beautiful beige foam, mahogany edges. Beautiful.
In the smell a good coffee, toasted, malty, some yeasty notes. Good and interesting. A light touch of red fuitiness (strawberry).
Malty and toasty in the taste too, well balanced coffee, the right amount of hop, red fruitiness. A bit of warming alcohol.
Very long aftertaste, with a good coffe, toasty.
Good.

12-03-2013 21:13:43 | More by stcules
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NatsnSkinsDC

Maryland

5/5  rDev +28.9%

12-03-2013 00:18:30 | More by NatsnSkinsDC
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scotv

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-27-2013 00:57:31 | More by scotv
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

11-24-2013 13:48:37 | More by tom10101
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dcmchew

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

11-08-2013 16:53:34 | More by dcmchew
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jiffymon

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-08-2013 16:24:12 | More by jiffymon
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.81/5  rDev -1.8%

Fresh bottle from Belgium. Thanks Caleb!

The beer is a dark mahogany color with a thick beige cap which coats the glass with sticky lacing. The aroma brings a myriad of fruits, to include apples, grapes. Dark malt and toffee notes. Pretty sweet, with prominent Belgian yeast and caramel tones. Definitely some plum, fig, raisin character in this one. Sweet apples soaked in alcohol. Pretty good.

11-08-2013 04:23:42 | More by Huhzubendah
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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-04-2013 18:07:21 | More by pknyc
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

11-03-2013 15:16:20 | More by jaydoc
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redleg64

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

10-24-2013 00:44:12 | More by redleg64
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sneakymagician

Michigan

4.54/5  rDev +17%

It was reddish in color, but it's appearance made you wonder what it tastes like. This doesn't taste anything like a stout - more like a wine. I'm not saying that the taste was bad, it tastes nice, just very different. It would be a good choice to recommend to wine drinkers, who want to know what beer to try first.

09-22-2013 06:05:53 | More by sneakymagician
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GRUUMSH

Belgium

4/5  rDev +3.1%

09-19-2013 07:53:03 | More by GRUUMSH
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Rwalford74

Australia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

09-15-2013 07:06:10 | More by Rwalford74
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

09-15-2013 03:10:32 | More by tommy5
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T-RO

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.1%

09-13-2013 16:28:37 | More by T-RO
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours a dark red brown, translucent in the pour, but nearly opaque in the full glass. Eighth inch light brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of dark and fresh dried fruit, toasted malt, molasses, a hint of cardboardy oxidation. Flavor is more fresh dark fruit, sweet/sour lighter fruit, coffee, chocolate, bit of molasses and hints of Belgian yeast. Finishes with mild coffee, hint of hops bitterness and residual semi sour light fruit. Medium bodied with little carbonation. As advertised, a melding of Belgian dark ale and a drier foreign style stout, leaning a bit more in the Belgian dark direction. A nice change of pace for either and a good job at combining the strengths of both. The slight sourness was a bit distracting for me, but I still enjoyed this quite a bit. The mild oxidation elements made me look closer at the bottle for dates and I was amused to see "Best by: see above", with nothing above or below to indicate date. Nice try, guys.

09-08-2013 03:53:38 | More by LiquidAmber
Troubadour Obscura from Brouwerij De Musketiers
87 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.