Troubadour Westkust - Brouwerij De Musketiers

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90
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95 Ratings
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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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Belgium

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: tdm168 on 07-27-2012)
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Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into Troubadour tulip. Poured a massively dark brown (almost black) with a three finger light tan head that subsided to one finger very slowly . Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, earth, dark chocolate, earth hop, and subtle spice. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood, earth, earth hop, and subtle spice. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. The roastiness you would expect from the style was definitely there. The dark chocolate aspect going on was a nice addition to the other aspects going on in this one. For te style this one definitely stands out from some of the other examples with a really good balance. Glad I got the chance to try this one and suggest you do the same.

Photo of georgiaboy8686
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of WesM63
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Chrily
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of TastingRoomCharNtony
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of SlickestWilly
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Hopmodium
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of John_M
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Photo of pixieskid
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Stoutsman
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ThirdEyePA
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of truesolution
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of M27
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of whoneeds8
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Photo of tdm168
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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