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Troubadour Imperial Stout - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Musketiers visit their website

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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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.

Brutaltruth, Saturday at 08:59 PM
Photo of DaveRinn
3/5  rDev -23.7%

DaveRinn, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of dannyboygaga
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%

dannyboygaga, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Big_Dave
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Big_Dave, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Wobbly, Jul 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

webrunr, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

kjkinsey, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

rspauldi, Jun 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

KShophead, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of fox227
4/5  rDev +1.8%

fox227, May 20, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

mactrail, May 19, 2014
Photo of amalburg
4/5  rDev +1.8%

amalburg, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Thanx4AllDaFish, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BarryMFBurton, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

JDice20, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

sunofneurot, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of TypsiYpsi
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

TypsiYpsi, Feb 10, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -68.2%

pknyc, Feb 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Raziel313, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30%

AlaskanYoung, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Richardbeerlover
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%

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.

Richardbeerlover, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of wizo
4/5  rDev +1.8%

wizo, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of FrostBlast
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%

750mL bottle

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.

FrostBlast, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

tom10101, Nov 24, 2013
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Troubadour Imperial Stout from Brouwerij De Musketiers
88 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.