Nils Oscar Rökporter - the Nils Oscar Company

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89
very good

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 14
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
the Nils Oscar Company visit their website
Sweden

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bark on 04-08-2009

Hopped with Fuggles and Amarillo.

14.8° Plato.
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Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 45
Reviews by juhl31:
Photo of juhl31
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks doug!

-really dark chocolate color with a cappuccino head that goes away pretty quick

-theres some choco in there and a bit of fruit. not as much smoke as i would have thought

-chocolate. smokiness, but not overdone. it kind of reminds me of a good black lager

-some carb burn, but fine

-very solid. i am not huge on smokey beers, but this is pretty good for me. it is not overwhelming. for a smoked, it is one of my favorites

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep garnet tinged brown with a thin toasted almond colored head that was gone in a flash.A nice mix of bitter chocolate,molasses,and hard wood smoke,sweet and smoky.The palate is highly roasted and earthy with a little molasses-like sweetness,the smoke is light and comes thru in a lingering finish.An easy drinker,the flavors are not in your face but keep you interested in drinking more.

Photo of ricke
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very dark brown, almost black. Had to pour rather aggressively to generate a 2 cm beige head. The head dissipates rather quickly anyway and leaves small lacings.

S: Smoky aromas dominate - mostly charred wood and coal, but some notes of smoked meat as well. Decent smell of roasted malts, faint vanilla, dark chocolate and spices beneath the smoke.

T: Nothing extravagant, but fairly good. Lots of burnt and smoky flavors - again mostly charred wood and coal. The notes of smoked meat is present as well, but not as prominent as in the smell. Semi-sweet porter flavors underneath, roasted malts, vanilla, faint chocolate, chocolate syrup and some notes of dark fruits. A touch of saltiness, like soy sauce. In the finish there is a faint smoke acidity, coffee, spices and hints of minerals.

M: Medium body, slightly creamy with restrained carbonation. Quite smooth actually.

D: Quite a good beer. The smoky character isn't that overwhelming so it's rather easy to drink. Nothing is really spectacular about it, but nothing seems out of place either - a well crafted brew. Recommended.

Photo of glid02
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by pghlee - much obliged!

Pours a dark brown with a one-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of roasted and smoked malts. The smoked malts are not as meaty as some (Schlenkerla) but rather closer to burnt wood. As it warms hints of dark chocolate join in.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Roasted malts kick things off and are soon overtaken by smoked flavors. As with the smell it's more similar to burnt wood than anything. Roasted cocoa bean flavors are also present, but in small amounts.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a smooth thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall this is a solid smoked porter that's well worth a shot.

Photo of schuim
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black beer with a brown foam that disapears quickly.

The aroma is of cacoa and dark malt with a light smoke aroma (I expected more smoke!).

The taste is very mild, but still complex. little liquerice and sweetness combined with the dark malt flavour.
In the aftertaste the chocolate combines with the fatty smoke taste.

A nice drinkable beer that is a got starter for people who want to learn to appreciate smoke beers.

Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jonah's bottle. Smokey aroma. Dark with a bubbly amberish head. Sourish in finish. Altogether fun smoked, middle of the road rating however, must have if you like smokey beers.Light peat.Average mouthfeel. One of the best from the brewery's offerings. Decent drinkability.

Photo of Brandt
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this beer poured out a dark reddish-black color with a thick tan head, two fingers

the aroma is smoky, although not as strong as i had hoped for, and gives up hints of molasses as well

the flavors in this beer are soft smoke and a sourish kind of twinge that seems to come from the smoke as well as notes of coffee.

this beer finishes out fairly light in body for a darker beer with a tangy smoke character that holds on to the tongue after the beer has gone. nice to see people making smoked beers, this one could use a little more of the smoke however to run with the rest of 'em i think.

Photo of Gmann
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a near black color with some cola like highlights at the edges. The light brown head is fairly small and quicked lived, settles into a light ring. The aroma is of roasted and smoked malt with some meaty and tin notes. Perhaps a touch of milk chocolate. The smoke hits right off the bat in the flavor profile. Its not overly strong but its the most predominate flavor. The smoke bring some char and meaty flavors as well. The malt seems that of a traditional porter. Nice roasted malt flavor but not too thick or too roasty. Some dark fruit notes as well. By the looks of this beer I thought it was going to be a heavy, dare I say stout, porter but its not. The feel is light to moderate with tingly carbonation, drinks quite crisp and easy. Finishes with a roasty bitterness. I enjoy a nice smokey beer and this didn't disappoint. I think the smoke was in proper balance with the malt. A must try for those who like smokey brews.

Photo of Bung
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml. Bought at Sergios World Beers.
About black pour, brown just around the edges. Thin layer of off white head.

Aroma, some roast malt, smoked peat, lighter dark chocolate and cocoa.

Taste, really well blended roast/smoked malt, dark chocolate and cocoa. Coffee and smoke finish.

Smack dab in the middle body wise. Near creamy, no alcohol. A great drink as long as you're ready for it.
I wish the cost was just a little lower.

Photo of emerge077
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared ever so generously by Tony @ Local Option. Thanks man!

Into a fluted tulip glass, this poured jet black, with a glint of ruby in the meniscus when held to the light. The nose was all smoke, fairly clean and dry. Flavors of carob, bittersweet chocolate, pipe tobacco. Bitter, earthy char. Smoke was prevalent, yet not overwhelming. It was like having campfire smoke on your clothes after a camping weekend. Long aftertaste of roasty char that seemed to linger forever. Before long I needed another sip, as it reminded me what I was missing. Split a bottle with Botham, but could have finished 1-2 easily.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch and a half frothy tan head. Head retention is pretty good, and there's also a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is smoked and roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and a bit of dark fruit. Taste is similar to the aroma, with a nice lingering smoky finish. Also, I think the smoke is stronger in the taste than it is compared to the aroma. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and it has moderate carbonation. This brew is very easy to drink, it's pretty smooth and quite enjoyable. I think this is a good overall beer, I'll definitely buy this again the next time I see it.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a solid black, with a finger of light brown coloured head. Leaves a bit of lace and svelt retention.

The aroma isn't extreme with the smoke, but it's nice, with some meatiness, chocolate, licorice and toffee.

Taste is a bit more meaty and smoky, tinges of dark chocolate, coffee, and high roast.

The feel has a nice nearly full and creamy body, nice carbonation, clean and smooth.

Strikes a nice balance with the sweetness and meaty character, overall quite a nice smoked porter.

Photo of wineman77
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A-Pours dark brown with a 3 finger root beer like head. Medium lacing

S-Smoke, lots of it. Smoked meats, caramel, stewed fruits

T & M-Medium bodied with lots of roasted malt flavors. The smoke is present but much more subtle than in the nose. Finishes with a lingering coffee ground taste.

Photo of EliottJW
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Doug picked this one up at Perry's in Livermore and I'm glad he did... as you'll read. I'm not a fan of smoked beers, but this one did it for me.

poured a deep brown with almost a reddish hue around the edges. A decent, tan head gave way to a very solid lace... it's an attractive beer, though a bit watery looking.

smelled quite nice actually. not as much smoke as I had expected... there was just as much coffee and baker's chocolate as there was a woody smoke tinge.

tasted of sweet and burnt coffee... imagine burning your coffee and then loading it up with sugar. not overly sweet malty, but just enough to balance the smoke.

the mouth was this beers worst aspect... not bad necessarily, just a lot lighter than I would have liked. It's got a good creaminess to it, but just feels a bit diluted.

overall, a very drinkable beer... the most drinkable smoked porter that I've come across at least.

Photo of GeezLynn
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with some brown highlights. Billowing ruddy brown head settles into a nice foam collar.

S: Aroma is primarily chocolate malt, with oats with a little lactose. A light smokeyness emerges as things warm up.

T: Chocolate flavor is surprisingly pronounced and complimented by a slight sweetness. Roasted malt isn't that heavy, but is rich while the smoke flavor is subtle. Finish is long and ends a bit dry.

M: Soft and smooth, with light carbonation.

A very well-rounded and drinkable porter. I could happily enjoy three or four of these in a sitting.

Photo of JayS2629
4.59/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very dark brown, almost black with a medium tan head that faded slow and left spotty, sea foam lace. The smell was of medium smoke, some chocolate notes, and a hint of weak coffee. Some earthy and grassy hops in the back.

The taste followed the nose with a good dose of smoke, campfire and crackling hickory. Cocoa, and chocolate malts dominate, with molasis and earthy hops. Simple and enjoyable.

Smooth, a little thin, but goes down easy.

An awesome smoke porter I would definitely buy again.

Photo of Yojimbo1941
4.87/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This bottle is deceptively large but that goes along with this beer's deceptive aroma.

A - dark caramel with brown and red hints, very little off white head

S - slightly smoky molasses with a scent that implies amuch stronger beer; some malt, toastiness, deep alcohol, peat almost whiskey aromas

T - molasses, slight rum soaked raisins, bitter chocolate, some espresso, bitter finish

M - definitely not as heavy as the aroma would indicate

D - one of these is just fine but it's a great beer

A really nice smoked beer without going overboard

Photo of rarbring
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An almost black beer with hints of deep ruby. A small head and little lace.

The smell is full of woody smoke but well balanced with deep coffee aromas and dark chocolate. A distant sweetness from dried dates and figs.

The taste is more dominated by the coffee/chocolate but also smoked sausage and charcoal. A nice bitter but not dominant aftertaste.

The carbonation is surprisingly active, with many small bubbles.

A really good beer for a dark and cold night.

Photo of WilliamD
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Very dark mahogany- almost black, with a very thin, fizzy head head that dissipated rapidly.
Smell is very enticing. Smokey, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, with a bit of coffee as well.
Taste is delicious. Smokey malts and cocoa. Hint of vanilla, coffee, and a bit of sausage as well. Wow, this is good.
Mouthfeel is very good- good level of carbonation makes it crisp and tingly. Nice bitter bite as well.
Quite drinkable. It's very tasty and the alcohol content isn't too high, so it goes down nicely.
This one was a real pleasure to consume. Delicious.

Photo of TMoney2591
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Devil's Backbone willibecher.

Google translate confirms it: Rök means "smoke". How very creative, Nils Oscar... It pours a nearly opaque black-brown topped by over a finger of glowing ecru foam. The nose comprises everything you'd want in a smoked porter: smoked ham, charcoal, roasted malts, ashy molasses, and a rather sweet brown sugar. The taste follows closely, though the charcoal and roasted malts are given starring roles compared to the other cast-mates. A decent bit o' spruce finds its way in as well, but not enough to challenge the supremacy of the smokey elements. The body is a hefty medium, with a moderate carbonation and a roastily chewy feel. Overall, a very tasty smoked porter, one to definitely seek out.

Photo of Greggy
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Back in the game here with this review..

A- Pours a nice fluffy tan/brown head that has decent retention. The body is crystal clear, brown, with ruby highlights showing against the light. After about 45 seconds, the head recedes about a quarter inch. Small veins of lace make themselves known around the glass as I further empty the vessel.

S- Wow.. First off a huge dose of chocolate, cream, some fruity notes, reminiscent of Belgian quads with their yeasty dark fruit notes. And the smoke.. oh my! It's not quite campfire but there definitely is that, meat covered in creamy chocolate vibe going on. Yet, even better, this is smores that have been spread all of a chunk of smoky meat. The more I dive in to the glass, the more smores sums up the chocolate aspect.

T- Oh beer, you have sort of let me down here. You are good, but given the smell, you fall short. Starting off, it's a touch thin, with almost a quick time with nothing going on. After the lull, a bit of smoke, and chocolate come through with a very tart twang (think London porter) riding along until the finish which finally is drying.

M- This beer really lacks any major carbonation. There is only a small presence deep in the mouthfeel. This, along with the somewhat 2 dimensional taste, makes this suffer.

D- This is a pretty drinkable beer, all in all. After the nose, I really wanted to love this but the taste didn't quite live up. I forget what i paid for this but I know it was at least $5-6 for the one bottle. For about $4 I can get a stone smoked porter that destroys this, plus i get more! Would I visit this beer again, if it was free, I would for the smell alone.

Photo of DougE
4.87/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured dark black with a head that dissipated rather quick. smelled of extinguished campfires and burnt coffee (in a good way) and a hint of chocolate.
Taste smoky with tons of coffee and chocolate...I loved it!
I will definitely buy more bottles of this.

Photo of kojevergas
3.45/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml brown glass bottle served into a Westvleteren goblet in Stockholm, Sweden. I think I had it at Akkurat but I don't remember. Reviewed from notes.

A: One finger head of wonderful cream lacing, great thickness, and good retention. Colour is a nontransparent solid black.

Sm: Rauchbier-y. Roast, smoke, and bacon. Extraordinary. Cream doesn't come through but I feel it's there. Aroma is of moderate strength.

T: Bacon, smoke, the usual rauchbier hops, and roasted cream (if we can agree this exists). Complex enough and relatively well built. An ever-so-short watery note may be present. Mainly roast, smoke, and cream, but not to the extent of Schenkerla.

Mf: Smooth and wet, complementing the style and flavour. Quite nice, but perhaps a bit too wet.

Dr: Quite nice, slightly high ABV, and good quality. I could easily down quite a bit.

Photo of cobrarax
4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Liquid is black. The foam is slightly brown, dense and long-lived. Beautiful lacing.

S: Huge amounts of roasted malt and coffee. A fine touch of camp fire. Scents of cocoa. Full-bodied, and some smoked sausage in the end. Also some burned vanilla. Pure luxury!

T: A somewhat sweet taste with hints of cocoa and coffee. Lots of roasted malts. Tasty camp fire and smoked meat. Subtle sourness. Fine, well balanced citrus fruit bitterness. Just enough bitterness to balance it all.

M: The liquid is light with quite good carbonation. A little bit itchy, though.

O: Jolly good beer, great porter!

Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.6/5  rDev -10%

Nice smoky porter that does what it should without impressing excessively. But it tastes well, nevertheless.

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Nils Oscar Rökporter from the Nils Oscar Company
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