Troubadour Imperial Stout - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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88
very good

112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 09-30-2011)
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Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Opaque dark brown, with a moderate, persistent and sense tan head, which retains very well, The lacing is thick and glass-coating.

Aroma: Lots of charred malt, brown sugar, sweet alcohol, cofee, and earth.

Taste: Opens with more than a bit of charcoal, bitter cocoa, earth. As the taste progresses, the burnt flavors intensify. Throughout there is an undercurrent of sweet, spicy alcohol. Finishes with sweet alcohol, a lingering charcoal note, and bitter cocoa. Interestingly, the alcohol does not warm.

Mouth feel: Fairly full, with some biting carbonation, but pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A little biased towards charred notes, but not bad. Best if used by date of 11/08/2016.

Packaged in a 750 ml brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown, served in a Chimay chalice.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Folko
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of mechtech
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Sudbuster
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of russpowell
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of dumptruck81
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of thagr81us
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Richardbeerlover
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of sunofneurot
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Brutaltruth
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Imperial stout from Belgium pored from 750ml bottle. Deep dark brown with a little black in
there. Nice thick dark tan head and amazing frothy lacing. Nose of dark chocolate, sweet
Belgian malts, dark ripe fruits like plum and sweet cherries. Flavor is very nice with chocolate
and Belgian candy coming through on all sides, a dark fruity aftertaste like dark pie cherries is
present on the aftertaste, along with a nice mild hops coming through as well. Silky mouthfeel
makes this sipper a real treat. No burnt grain flavors, all just a nice moderately sweet stout
with a Belgian twist.
NICE! CHEERS!

Photo of sneth019
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Thanx4AllDaFish
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of mtbdonn
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of FlyingKelly
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of jlove5
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Big_Dave
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of JDice20
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Troubadour Imperial Stout from Brouwerij De Musketiers
88 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.