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Troubadour Westkust - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

90 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

jheezee, Nov 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

SlickestWilly, Nov 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Hopmodium, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of John_M
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Max's yesterday. First time I've ever seen this beer.

The beer pours a very dark brown amber color with very good head retention and considerable sticky lacing all around. The nose is complex and terrific in this beer, as i pick up caramel, chocolate, smoke, light dry citrus and a hint of burnt toast. The flavor profile replicates the nose, with the dry citrus and burnt toast flavor balancing the moderate sweet choclate, brown sugar and caramel beautifully. The beer dries out fairly well on the long finish, and mouthfeel is fairly full otherwise. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and so drinkabiltiy is pretty good.

Another excellent beer from these guys. I'm beginning to think they can't miss.

John_M, Nov 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

pixieskid, Oct 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Texasfan549, Oct 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Stoutsman, Oct 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

kjkinsey, Oct 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ThirdEyePA, Oct 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

IrishGermanAmerican, Sep 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

truesolution, Sep 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

M27, Sep 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

nmann08, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of whoneeds8
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

whoneeds8, Sep 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at World of Beer Raleigh. Served in a snifter.

A - dark brown with a thin white head that has great retention

S - coffee, chocolate, toffee, roasted malts

T - chocolate, roasted malts, charcoal, coffee, bitter finish

M - full bodied, well carbonated

This is a really solid offering. It's labeled a Belgian Style Black IPA, but this drinks like a really smooth Imperial Stout. It has great flavor, it's complex, it's balanced, it is definitely worth trying.

tdm168, Jul 27, 2012
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Troubadour Westkust from Brouwerij De Musketiers
90 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.