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Troubadour Obscura - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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BA SCORE
87
very good

357 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 12
Gots: 10 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

GRUUMSH, Sep 19, 2013
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T-RO, Sep 13, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

LiquidAmber, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

MikeyRiles, Aug 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

jabo134, Aug 21, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A – Dark brown/burgundy color, tan head, bubbly, almost see through at the edges

S – Chocolate, dark fruits (figs, plums), belgian yeast, molasses, black licorice, caramel

T – Big chocolate and dark fruits (figs/plums) at first, belgian yeast taste, candi sugar, molasses, dark malts, caramel, coffee, nutty/chestnut notes too

M – medium body, not very much alcohol warmth, would be good with dark meat/steak/chocolate, nitro smoothness, coats the mouth

O – great beer, reminds me of Trappistes Rochefort 10, I'd say it's more like a Belgian Strong Dark than an export stout, I would have it again in a heartbeat

ISmith87, Aug 19, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.5%

cowboy83, Aug 18, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at HopCats. Pour is very dark brown; fairly clear with a small but durable head that leaves a good bit of sticky lacing.

The aroma and flavor are complex and rich, and certainly not like a typical export stout. In fact, this seems more like a Belgian strong Dark to me. However, there is a substantial component of dark roasted malts mixed in with the molasses, cooked dark fruits, and burnt sugars.

O: recommended.

chinchill, Aug 13, 2013
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Troubadour Obscura from Brouwerij De Musketiers
87 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.