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Troubadour Westkust - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Light black in color with a murkiness when held up to light. A quarter inch of beige head is on the top. Sweet aroma of dark malt and molasses permeates the top of the glass. Thick lacing is present. The flavor is on the sweeter side with loads of sweet malt,molasses,and black licorice. There are some hops present but they are definitely in the background and give it a spruce note. The mouth is chewy and viscous. Not what I expected,but a Belgian take on this style is still a treat.

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Dark brown color , good off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, hoppy citrus notes and coffee. Taste is very hoppy with notes of tropic fruits and roasted malt. Full body , moderate carbonation . Long bitterness in aftertaste. Great!

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Pours very dark brown, almost completely black, one finger head that recedes just a bit and lasts a very long time.
Smells incredible. Caramel and roasted malts, sweet citrus (like over-ripe oranges), chocolate, marzipan, faint coffee, toffee, raisin, plums, faint spruce, leafy hops, vanilla, and i think i could go on for quite a while.
First thing i find out tasting it is that it's incredibly smooth. As for the taste itself: nice mix of roasted malts, chocolate and a bit of coffee in the start, burnt sugar, faint dark bread crust. Some fruitiness underneath, nice figs, raisin, some dried (bit smoked) plums, touch of sour cherries. Not so spicy, just some woody dark spices, like cinnamon, faint vanilla, dried orange peel and a bit of nutmeg. Some nice clean herbal notes in the finish, nice hops, like black and strong green tea combined, giving off a nice bitterness along with the roast.
As i said, really smooth, medium body and fizz, feels.. fluffy. The big abv is hidden nicely and reminds of coffee liquor.
These guys know how to brew beer. Sure, the Belgian twist overpowers the hops, but you get a big tasty ration of both.

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Troubadour Westkust from Brouwerij De Musketiers
90 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.