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Nils Oscar Rökporter - the Nils Oscar Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.48%
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:
Hopped with Fuggles and Amarillo.

14.8° Plato.

(Beer added by: bark on 04-08-2009)
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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

Cyberkedi, Dec 14, 2009
Photo of Brandt
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

Brandt, Nov 17, 2009
Photo of Greggy
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

Greggy, Oct 31, 2009
Photo of EliottJW
4.05/5  rDev +1%

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.

EliottJW, Sep 17, 2009
Photo of juhl31
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%

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

juhl31, Aug 26, 2009
Photo of DougE
4.88/5  rDev +21.7%

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.

DougE, Aug 16, 2009
Photo of glid02
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

glid02, Aug 07, 2009
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev -12%

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.

LilBeerDoctor, Jun 09, 2009
Photo of emerge077
4.33/5  rDev +8%

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.

emerge077, May 07, 2009
Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

Georgiabeer, May 05, 2009
Photo of ricke
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%

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.

ricke, Apr 24, 2009
Photo of WilliamD
4.33/5  rDev +8%

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.

WilliamD, Apr 10, 2009
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Nils Oscar Rökporter from the Nils Oscar Company
89 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.