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Nils Oscar Rökporter - the Nils Oscar Company

Nils Oscar RökporterNils Oscar Rökporter

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BA SCORE
89
very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.45%


Brewed by:
the Nils Oscar Company visit their website
Sweden

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hopped with Fuggles and Amarillo.

14.8° Plato.

(Beer added by: bark on 04-08-2009)
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Gmann

New York

4.18/5  rDev +4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2010 21:29:49 | More by Gmann
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Sunnanek

Sweden

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours very dark almost black with a hint of red at least at the bottom of the glass. The compact light brown head is medium large and sinks into small lacings.

S: Smoked malt up front, almost a bit vanilla. Smoked ham and dark bitter chocolate. Faint espresso.

T: More ham and dark dried chocolate compared to the smell. Heavier coffee-tone. The smoke from the malt is a bit fainter in the taste. Rather rich vanilla.

M: Aftertaste lingers for quite some time and holds nice balanced bitterness. Body is full, almost syrupy and carbonation is moderate.

D: Nils Oscar don't make bad beers - this one is really nice. Try it you like it!

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2010 18:44:38 | More by Sunnanek
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 18:34:12 | More by TMoney2591
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into a tulip.

A dark brown pour with a light tan head. The head rises about two fingers, its pretty watery, good retention and decent lacing...The aroma is pretty light for a smoked beer, a nice change of pace, light smoke to start a little salty pork on the back with a hint of coffee...The taste is really nice, its smokey and porky but only medium in strength, a coffee finish. Light feel but super super drinkable.

This is the best Nils Oscar I've had, a super easy and yummy to drink smoke. Nothing to trade for our go nuts searching for, but if you are in Sweden and see it, get it.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 21:45:02 | More by jrallen34
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 22:14:04 | More by bluejacket74
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schuim

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2010 18:26:04 | More by schuim
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rarbring

Sweden

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 20:59:36 | More by rarbring
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a warm, opaque sable with a fairly thick tan head that does not hang around very long. Aroma is rich, sweet and smoky with a definite undertone of fine roast coffee. Flavor is rich and smooth, smoky with a coffee undertone and a strong hint of unsweetened chocolate, just slightly sweet. Texture is thick, smooth and quite fizzy, leaving a smoky and unsweet chocolate finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2009 02:09:03 | More by Cyberkedi
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Brandt

Montana

3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2009 23:32:13 | More by Brandt
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Greggy

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 03:41:13 | More by Greggy
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EliottJW

California

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2009 20:58:40 | More by EliottJW
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juhl31

California

4.1/5  rDev +2%
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

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2009 19:27:43 | More by juhl31
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DougE

California

4.88/5  rDev +21.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2009 06:17:21 | More by DougE
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glid02

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2009 04:01:13 | More by glid02
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours black with a small light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, roasted meats, but overall just smokey (some cigarette smoke, some firewood smokiness). One of the smoked beers that has more smokiness as opposed to meatiness. Flavor is woodsy-smokey with light smoked meats in the background. Some bitter chocolate notes too. This is more of a "smoky" smoked beer as opposed to a "smoky meats" smoked beer, which is not really my preference, but otherwise I can't really fault the beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2009 18:26:09 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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emerge077

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2009 22:40:13 | More by emerge077
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle had at the Brick Store Pub. Pours brown/black with short loosely knit head that fades to a thin ring. Lightly smokey aroma, but not bacony. Tilts more toward the ash side. Taste is about the same. Ashy smoke flavors married with a dry porter flavor of roasted grains that are kept fairly restrained. Smooth and beefy mouthfeel. I like this beer, and it would be great with a cheese plate, but it doesn't rise to the level of excellence that the Schlenkerla beers do.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 02:42:11 | More by Georgiabeer
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ricke

Sweden

3.78/5  rDev -6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2009 14:00:17 | More by ricke
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WilliamD

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2009 03:34:20 | More by WilliamD
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Nils Oscar Rökporter from the Nils Oscar Company
89 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.