Nils Oscar Imperial Stout | Nils Oscar

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nils Oscar
Sweden
nilsoscar.se

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with oarts, roasted barley and "lots of different malts". Hopped with many varieties, among them Magnum and East Kent Goldings.

Could be cellared at least 10 years.

17.3° Plato.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 03-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
154
Reviews:
119
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
8.53%
 
 
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3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Waggman
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this three years ago and just Had it again, this time in Stockholm. (The re-rate bumps Taste by .25.)
Pours an opaque black with a lush brunette head that, regrettably, goes away. (They always do.)
While I got lots of dark, roast malts to smell, the taste came in richer than expected. (Glad this was my dessert.)
But either the hops or over-toasted malts dried out my tongue a bit more than I like. (But obviously, I still like this Imperial.)
Reviewed in "The 1001" Beers To Taste Before You Die", I recommend that you do that also (taste Oscar's Imperial, that is !)

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Photo of Bill235
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown with an off white collar.
Aroma of dark chocolate, strong coffee, leather and tobacco. Sweet deeply malty flavor.

Dark chocolate malty flavor. Nutty malts, toffee, coffee liquor and wood. Semi dry and prosperous to the palate. Full bodied, chewy and finishes dry.

Overall, this is a good import stout. The flavors had character and everything worked well together.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle from The Cave, Glasgow (£3.29):
Black with a tanned brown head that is thumb sized initially before settling as a thin lacing on the top of the beer.

Dark, roasted malt notes and coffee followed by dark chocolate & fruits with some sweetness coming from them and some sugar. The aroma is verging on that of a foreign export stout.

Dark chocolate and dried fruits to begin, along with some coffee along this isn't as strong as I was expecting. There is some sweetness that follows this with some sugar, vanilla and caramel.

Medium and smooth with a great balance between the sweetness and the roasted bitterness. Carbonation is light-medium carbonation that is just about right. The alcohol is well hidden too.

A good stout that falls somewhere in between a traditional English one and a Russian imperial one yet also hints at a foreign export one in places. Despite the fact it seems all over the place geographically and in style in worked very well and struck the right balance between the flavours.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared at GRG1313’s tasting.

Pours a clear super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and vanilla aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and dark fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

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Nils Oscar Imperial Stout from Nils Oscar
3.87 out of 5 based on 154 ratings.
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