Troubadour Imperial Stout | Brouwerij De Musketiers

Troubadour Imperial StoutTroubadour Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
3.92/5
157 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OWSLEY069 on 09-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,665
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
157
pDev:
12.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of Rivoire
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not typical Russian Imperial Stout. Looks like Quadrupel. Smells and tastes of chocolate, coffee and a lot of dark fruit. Between RIS and Quadrupel. Very nice.

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Photo of khmel
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This has to be the most unique imperial stout I've ever tried, and probably because it's from Belgium. It honestly doesn't conform to the standards for the style. It's a deep brown rather than black and not entirely opaque. The head is HUGE but settles out fairly quickly. The nose is half imperial stout, half dubbel. The chocolate and burnt malt notes are there, but so is some fruity sweetness and belgian yeast. Actually a really nice combo! The taste has sweet dark fruits mixed with smokey chocolate. It finishes with some oakiness and burnt malt and slight hops. The mouth is fairly light for an imperial stout, though overall medium bodied. It has a dry finish and some warmth from the alcohol. If you're looking for the standard imperial stout, avoid this. But if you're interested in an imperial stout with a Belgian twist, this is a lovely brew!

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Photo of Spreetaper
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Threes Brewery. (Brooklyn,NY)

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Photo of janubio
3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Almost black colour, with a thin diminishing head that leaves a good lace. Smell of dried fruits, tobacco, some coffee. Medium body, viscous palate. Taste of coffee, dried fruits, tobacco notes, chocolate. Not exactly the best. one, but it's OK.

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Photo of deac83
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3.14/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mack
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmilyko
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dicers
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tejon
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best stout i've ever tasted.

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Photo of StoutBoi
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BoljaBoy52
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cramerican
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeverSettle
2.3/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not good. Musty smell and taste.

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Photo of hayesjw
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zbooks
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kerrie
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.19/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from tap in a snifter at Beelow's.

A new beer on tap means a new beer in my glass, especially in the time between the end of a shift and the impending beginning of a movie. This stuff pours a very deep black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, mild coffee, a hint of treacle, and a few bits of cocoa powder. The taste generally brings in more of the same, though from about the middle through the finish an intense roast- and coffee-based bitterness overpowers all else, literally causing a gradual recoil reaction (it takes a moment to realize what's happening in your mouth). The body is a stolid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a solid stout that just overshoots things with that unnecessarily powerful blast of bitterness.

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Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of deadliest
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of mtbdonn
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Troubadour Imperial Stout from Brouwerij De Musketiers
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 157 ratings
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