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Troubadour Imperial Stout - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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BA SCORE
88
very good

117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.01%
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:
Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 09-30-2011

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3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: pours dark, dark brown with effervescent tan head, that dissipated quickly with very light lacing.

S: I suppose I need to learn more about describing the various smells. This one smells of dark molasses and fruits (I really think apricot and plum).

T: this one is tangy in general with prevalent notes of raisins and caramel. Roasted barley, chocolate and coffee are in the left lingering on the palate.

M: This feels slick and medium bodied on the tongue and really coats the mouth.

O: There is definitely a sweet spot in the serving temperature around 55-60 degrees where the flavors come across as really balanced and wonderful, like I expect in an imperial stout.

Photo of Zaphog
2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of vcoggins
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of djre4orm
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of brotherloco
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of randylangford
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of mechtech
3.78/5  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.

Photo of KiltedCulinarian
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ferrouswolf
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of SourinQns
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SanAnMan
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
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 Chrily
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Troubadour Imperial Stout from Brouwerij De Musketiers
88 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.