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Troubadour Imperial Stout - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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BA SCORE
88
very good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Musketiers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 09-30-2011)
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Reviews by mechtech:
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mechtech

Texas

3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2013 09:59:44 | More by mechtech
More User Reviews:
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-28-2014 22:14:48 | More by Wobbly
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webrunr


5/5  rDev +26.9%

07-25-2014 04:54:07 | More by webrunr
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-10-2014 17:54:03 | More by kjkinsey
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rspauldi

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

06-02-2014 20:32:00 | More by rspauldi
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KShophead

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-02-2014 02:50:40 | More by KShophead
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fox227

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-20-2014 15:57:53 | More by fox227
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mactrail

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown in the Troubadour branded narrow tulip. Quite a big head which settles down to a surprisingly spritzy and sudsy mouthfeel.Rich yet tangy.

There is a distinct tart edge to this. Big chocolate taste and a winey, malty substance but not a bit sticky. Hoppy tasting with a bitter flavor of dark roasted coffee. Minty notes and a fruity finish of overripe nectarines. Hint of prunes and charred malt. Totally sippable.

An interesting variation on the really big stout theme. I wouldn't call it Russian; I like Belgian imperial stout. On tap at The Public House in La Jolla, Calif.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2014 05:23:55 | More by mactrail
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amalburg

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-03-2014 16:22:40 | More by amalburg
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-02-2014 17:31:42 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-01-2014 01:12:06 | More by BarryMFBurton
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JDice20

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-20-2014 17:56:58 | More by JDice20
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sunofneurot

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-15-2014 23:49:53 | More by sunofneurot
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-10-2014 20:31:44 | More by TypsiYpsi
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pknyc

New York

1.25/5  rDev -68.3%

02-05-2014 03:54:39 | More by pknyc
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Raziel313

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-30-2014 07:06:02 | More by Raziel313
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-09-2014 19:43:31 | More by Griffith
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

01-05-2014 03:35:47 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Richardbeerlover

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 16:09:35 | More by Richardbeerlover
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-31-2013 00:53:45 | More by wizo
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FrostBlast

Quebec (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-
sensitive.

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 00:36:59 | More by FrostBlast
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

11-24-2013 13:48:52 | More by tom10101
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-05-2013 03:22:09 | More by lupercmda
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

11-03-2013 15:15:17 | More by jaydoc
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Scamboogery

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-22-2013 19:40:51 | More by Scamboogery
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Troubadour Imperial Stout from Brouwerij De Musketiers
88 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.