Troubadour Imperial Stout - Brouwerij De Musketiers
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Reviews by FrostBlast:
3.86/5 rDev -2%
I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-
APPEARANCE : Very dark brown almost turning black with a generous fluffy light brown head. Does last quite long, though.
SMELL : First nose shows some chocolate, roasted malts, vegetal molasses. Second nose introduces some dark dried fruits to the chocolate/molasses side. Third nose almost has a liquorice side along with further expansion of previous aromas.
TASTES : Much more vegetal than expected. Hops are very present - mostly resins. Dark dried fruits are very upfront as well, but the main element is definitely molasses.
MOUTHFEEL : A little bit thin to my liking for an imperial stout. Still very well done, well balanced. Carbonation is fine.
OVERALL : Although it's not the best imperial stout I've had, it's definitely one I'd willingly buy again, given the chance. Wouldn't go out of my way for one, though.
11-25-2013 00:36:59 | More by FrostBlast
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3.78/5 rDev -4.1%
Had this one at the Flying Saucer Houston on 1/29 on draft - served in a snifter
Appearance: Motor Oil with a little bit of caramel-colored froth on top
Nose: Dried fruit: sweet raisins, plums, figs and some booze in there too
Taste: Somewhat different from the taste in that it's almost wine-like with cherry notes coming through. Slightly acidic with a warm, boozy finish
Mouthfeel: Definitely adequate, with some smooth creaminess present
Overall: While I am generally quite fond of a variety of Belgian beer styles, I am not sure if this particular style is that compatible w/Belgian yeast strains. I tend to like "standard" Anglo-American Imperial Stouts better.
02-10-2012 16:16:30 | More by Folko
3.8/5 rDev -3.6%
I had this on tap.
My first impression was that it didn't look like an imperial stout. It's quite transparent, more akin to a dubbel than a stout. Head dissipated fairly quickly.
I was in a bar environment, and didn't dwell on the nose.
Taste was very surprising. It really doesn't taste like an imperial stout, it's pretty far from the style definition. The first thing that I picked up was a vinous character, sort of like a mead taste. It definitely has the characteristics of a beer brewed with belgian yeast.
General roast flavor is medium. Chocolate/coffee is quite recessed, if there at all. Mouthfeel is medium. It's not particularly dry or sweet. A nice hop bitterness briefly pops in during the finish. Carbonation was fine. Alcohol was totally hidden.
If you want a roasty dubbel, check it out. If you want a heavy, rich, imperial stout, look elsewhere.
04-20-2013 09:59:44 | More by mechtech
3.6/5 rDev -8.6%
Served from tap into a Troubadour tulip. Poured a massively dark reddish brown with a three finger khaki colored head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt, dark fruit, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and subtle cream. The flavor was of roasted malt, dark chocolate, subtle alcohol, and wood. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I really liked the aroma on this one as it smelled like I had just walked into a chocolate store which was quite appealing. However, the flavor did not follow suit and was not quite as complex as the nose led on. It was a little more on the bitter side with the roastiness and dark chcoolate character going on. Worth trying if you get the chance however.
07-06-2012 14:23:56 | More by thagr81us
4.33/5 rDev +9.9%
Huge huge head. Nice lacing throughout. Very dark brown black. Nice slightly sweet creamy chocolate taste. Very smooth beer and lots of flavor. Just love the creaminess. I had no problem drinking this as it goes down very smoothly. Would definitely drink this one again.
01-02-2014 16:09:35 | More by Richardbeerlover
3.4/5 rDev -13.7%
Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with super large dirty brown foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt with light sweet notes and a Belgian yeast finish. Taste is dominated by medium dry roasted malt notes with light sweet notes and with some black chocolate notes with a fruity Belgian yeast finish. Body is bit light for style with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not enough complexity for the style.
02-04-2013 03:36:01 | More by Phyl21ca
Troubadour Imperial Stout from Brouwerij De Musketiers
88 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.