Troubadour Imperial Stout | Brouwerij De Musketiers

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3.93/5
Very Good
165 Ratings
Troubadour Imperial StoutTroubadour Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Musketiers
Belgium
troubadourbieren.be

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by OWSLEY069 on 09-30-2011

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Ranking:
#8,508
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
165
pDev:
11.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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.

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Troubadour Imperial Stout from Brouwerij De Musketiers
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 165 ratings