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Nils Oscar Rökporter - the Nils Oscar Company

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89
very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 12
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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EliottJW

California

4.05/5  rDev +1%
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 +2.2%
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 +21.7%
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 +2.2%
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%
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 +8%
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 -0.2%
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 -5.7%
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 +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.

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 59 ratings.