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Troubadour Imperial Stout - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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very good

107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | 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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Ratings: 107 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

ferrouswolf, Mar 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

dmorgan310, Mar 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

SourinQns, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

6thstreetbrewpub, Mar 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

SanAnMan, Feb 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

sprucetip, Feb 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

bob_d_j, Feb 09, 2013
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.

Phyl21ca, Feb 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Chrily, Jan 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -30%

s4s, Dec 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

smithj4, Dec 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

lndsy, Dec 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

FlyingKelly, Nov 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

abex44, Nov 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

gshak, Nov 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ilikebeer03, Nov 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

reitzbrewing, Oct 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Stoutsman, Oct 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

IPAFrankieH, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Zorro
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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."

Zorro, Oct 14, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Dark garnet body with a massive 3 finger head that forms a middle mountain of curved mounds that last throughout the glass. Sticky 3D lacing is splattered allaround the glass. Good looking stout.

S - Clean chocolate, toasted sweet bread, coffee comes through with notes of caramelized toffee, sweet cream, and loads of chocolate.

T - Awesome dairy chocolate flavors, creamy, roasted malts, sweet with a spicy bitterness that wicks away most of the the sugary sweetness, roasted malts. Some bitter dark fruit, dried prunes and pears are the main fruit players while a chocolate covered banana flavor comes through at the end. Finishes with a grassy and roasted bitterness.

M - Full body, moderate creamy carbonation, lush and full feel with a dry finish.

Awesome stout here. Very creamy and decadent while keeping excellent balance. This reminds me of my wife's Christmas hot cocoa. Very nice Impy stout. Decadent chocolate flavor with a robust and balancing roast. Pick this up if you see it.

StaveHooks, Oct 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

zonker17, Oct 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

russpowell, Sep 24, 2012
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4.68/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am a stout fan above all. This beer has a gorgeous head. The aroma is chocolaty and so refined it is more like a wine to appreciate. The color is a dark caramel which is almost black but creates a malty, chocolaty colored head. The pour has a crisp sound of flowing malt.
The bottle came with a netting over it, giving it quite the appearance. The flavor is deep with many secondary notes which are good to the middle and back of the tongue. This is indeed a wonderful beer which I rate at the top of my favorites; Left Hand Milk Stout, Young's Double Chocolate Stout, Bellhaven Stout.

wordthief, Sep 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

IrishGermanAmerican, Sep 17, 2012
Troubadour Imperial Stout from Brouwerij De Musketiers
88 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.