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Troubadour Westkust - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 81
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Musketiers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tdm168 on 07-27-2012)
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Dduquette

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

03-14-2014 00:14:22 | More by Dduquette
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Coren

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

08-27-2013 11:22:38 | More by Coren
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

06-28-2013 01:19:13 | More by Zaphog
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pixieskid

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

10-24-2012 17:51:15 | More by pixieskid
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.44/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a deep burgundy color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of dry earthy hops with some dry roasted malt notes. Taste is a mxi between some roasted malt with dry bitter notes with some earth hops with and almost astringent finish. Body is light with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. A bit too much astringency to be truly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 01:59:19 | More by Phyl21ca
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desint

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

07-07-2013 22:34:40 | More by desint
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-01-2013 03:24:19 | More by FUwolfpacker
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G-Hawk

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-08-2014 04:06:44 | More by G-Hawk
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MikeDAdams

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

07-12-2014 03:16:39 | More by MikeDAdams
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

07-29-2013 02:06:24 | More by Sammy
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-12-2012 17:47:31 | More by jheezee
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

09-05-2013 03:18:30 | More by zonker17
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-03-2013 15:16:35 | More by jaydoc
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

03-08-2014 22:27:44 | More by tommy5
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digita7693

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

02-12-2014 07:57:39 | More by digita7693
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Stoutsman

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

10-15-2012 17:35:03 | More by Stoutsman
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SimonTja

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

03-25-2014 11:41:40 | More by SimonTja
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WesM63

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

01-25-2013 02:23:07 | More by WesM63
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

03-24-2013 22:49:25 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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truesolution

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

09-18-2012 00:59:51 | More by truesolution
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

33cl Bottle: BBD 25th Apr 2016. Drank on 30th Jan 2014 in 't Brugs Beertje.

Pours almost a true black, but it's really dark, dark brown with a deep red hue: lightly tanned head.

Burnt malts rule the nose, they also take over the taste but not as much as in the aroma.

In the mouth dark fruit flavours within a chocolate bar and a bittering hop undertone stop the beer becoming one dimensional and help to hide the 9.2% ABV which is always hanging around in the background.

Different and most enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 09:47:26 | More by BlackHaddock
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thierrynantes

France

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Bières & chopes, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : dark red brown colour with tan foamy head, with nice lacing.
Smell : roasted malt and caramel aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : fruity and hoppy flavors with a bitter long duration.
Drinkability : a nice beer in the style Black IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 17:33:22 | More by thierrynantes
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whoneeds8

Texas

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass black with a HUGE white head. The head retention is AWESOME. The Lacing . . . seriously, I don't think I've ever seen lacing down the glass like this. The retention and lacing alone deserves the 5, it's literally a "hey, look at this" moment.

I have a lack of scent, and really can't point anything out on the scent of this beer.

The taste has alot of coffee, cocoa, and carmel. There's alot of dark roasted flavors in the palette. Not much Belgian yeast flavor that I would expect.

I agree with the previous review, this really is more like an Imperial Export Stout. Mouthfeel has about that much body, not thick like an IRS, but not like a IPA either. Carbonation is good.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 00:38:10 | More by whoneeds8
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a chalice glass

Appearance – Pours a dark brown color bordering on chestnut with a thick and billowy cream colored head. The head has a fantastic level of retention slowly fading to give a fantastic level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a sweet mix of dark roasted aromas and dark fruit aromas. Chocolate and coffee are mixed with some cherry and prune producing a dark and sweet smell. Combined with these are aromas of vanilla along with a hop profile of some citrus and some pine.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet roasted malt and dark fruit flavor mixed with other flavors of a light citrus hop. It tastes much more porter like upfront with the roasted malts being quite strong. The chocolate flavors are rather potent and are mixed with dark fruit of cherry and plum The chocolate and bready flavors seem to dwindle as the taste moves on however, allowing a more coffee flavor to come to the tongue. Along with this transition, other hop flavors beyond the initial citrus greet the tongue. The hops are largely of a pine and some lighter herbal flavors. In the end the flavors leave a roasted sweet coffee and chocolate, lightly hoped more like porter flavor, to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is rather light for one for 9.4% abv with a carbonation level that is on the lighter side. The lower carbonation is great for the more porter like and lighter hoped qualities of the brew while the body being light ,made it dangerously drinkable.

Overall – I was expecting something much more hoppy and much less sweet and chocolaty, but was pleasantly surprised by the smoothness in its drinking as well as the rich flavor profile of the brew. A very nice on to try if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 02:12:09 | More by Darkmagus82
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DStoked

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-17-2013 18:24:05 | More by DStoked
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Troubadour Westkust from Brouwerij De Musketiers
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