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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: 12
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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Photo of Harkrank
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of nmann08
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of pixieskid
3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A solid porter but certainly not as smokey as I would have prefered.

Nice mouthfeel, milky and frothy, solid notes of chocolate, roasted malt, grains, and a lingering smokiness.

Finishes with a clean biterness, touch of caramel, and hints of oak.
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Overall; solid porter, minimal smokiness...

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 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 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 rvdoorn
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: the beer pours an brown-black color with a small brown head.
Smell: Smoked malts, smoked wood, chocolate and a nice creamy fruitness (dark fruits).
Taste: Smoked malts, dark fruits and bitter coffee. Sweet creamy chocolate as well.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall: A nice smoked porter, with absolutely perfect balance!

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 UCLABrewN84
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an almost opaque super dark reddish-brown with a 1 inch reddish-khaki head that fades to a thin film. Nice thick chunks of lace cling to the glass on the drink down. Smells of smoked malt, campfire, and bitter cocoa powder. Taste is of smoked malt and campfire up front with a cocoa powder finish. A very nice smoky taste from the beechwood. This beer has a lower carbonation level with a slightly thin body. Overall, this is a good smoked beer from Sweden and my first from Nils Oscar. I would definitely get this one again.

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 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 wschmit
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle into a Schlenkerla glass.

A: Black, nearly opaque body, a deep scarlet around the edges, beneath a creamy, sticky mocha head. Stout-like.

S: Medium smokiness, compared to Schlenkerla. Some malty notes and a port-like wine scent stick out as well. Towards the end, some char and chocolate. Reminds me of a darker, sweeter Spezial.

T: A pretty true porter taste--coffee, chocolate, toasty malt--accented with a fine, but not at all strong, smokiness. The smoke is apparent throughout, and binds the whole taste together, from smooth creaminess to rich, roasted finish.

M: Very smooth, with a refined, low carbonation that pairs well with the mouth-coating body.

D: Highly drinkable. A better quaff than Stone Smoked Porter, and not much pricier, I'd gladly hit this again when I don't want a smoky punch in the face, but do want a good sipping, thinking beer.

Photo of jsdunlop
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out pitch black, very faint red hue when held to the light. Decent tan, frothy formed up and quickly faded to minimal covering. Decent lacing.
Smells of milk chocolate, caramel, smoked meat, and a touch of tobacco.
Tastes slightly sweet at first, caramel and chocolate. Then comes the layer of smoke, char and a touch roasted malt. A bit of sweetened dark, ripe fruit mingles around with the malt character, then fades. Interesting smoky character manages to linger around on the tongue, while a touch of hop bitterness leaves its mark on the tastebuds after the sip is gone.
Full bodied brew with a rich, refreshing and satisfying character to it. Smooth mouthfeel, slightly creamy with minimal carbonation.
Overall, it's an easy drinker. A bit sweet at times, though the smokiness seems to counter that quite well. Nice and balanced, a worthy brew for sure.

Photo of biglite351
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - good bit of red around the edges. Tall tight near white head.

S - medium roasted malts. Good amount of smoke through the middle, but overpowering.

T - Quite smokey up fro.t with malts and dried fruits in the finish.

M - very solid coating with just a touch of tingle on sides of tongue.

D -

Photo of Halcyondays
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours black with a medium light tan head. Solid retention, average lace.

S: Wood smoke, roasted malt.

T: Dark malt, some light molasses flavour, with a tasty background smoke flavour.

M: Light to medium-bodied, fairly smooth, some biting carbonation.

D: Nice porter right here. Not as good as Alaskan Smoked Porter, but it's satisfying and you get your money's worth.

Photo of kwjd
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with big tan head. Small rings of laing. Lots of smoke in the aroma, almost similar to bacon. Small small amounts of roasted malt and chocoalte. Smoke really present in the aftertaste as well. Medium bodied carbonation. A good introduction to Swedish beers.

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 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 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 Evil_Pidde
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
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!

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 jrallen34
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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 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.

Nils Oscar Rökporter from the Nils Oscar Company
89 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.