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Troubadour Imperial Stout - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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BA SCORE
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:
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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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.

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Clear dark brown with a all and thick brown head.

Smell is rich. Strong chocolate and toasted bread with a slight licorice scent. Coriander and spice mostly green cardamom.

Starts out moderately sweet with a lot of chocolate and a little charred malt. Tastes much like it smells except no spice flavors. This is all chocolate and char with a little toasted bread flavor. Alcohol is completely hidden as are any real hop flavors.

Mouthfeel is average.

Overall a tasty beer but not really what I would call a RIS. There needs to be a category for the Belgian version, call it "Belgian Stout."

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