Nils Oscar Coffee Stout | the Nils Oscar Company

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Nils Oscar Coffee StoutNils Oscar Coffee Stout

Brewed by:
the Nils Oscar Company

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
2008: Rwanda Gatsinga espresso coffee is added to the finished stout.

2011: Brazilian Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza espresso coffee is added to the finished stout.

Added by Ljunkan on 10-25-2008

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Photo of maximum12
3.27/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to beerisheaven for throwing this in on an extra in our latest in a long line of earth-shakingly excellent trades. I just saw the first bottles of Nils Oscar around here recently, so I'm hoping it's one more good brewery.

Smells very nice. Too many coffee beers, IMHO, are too much like a thicker version of coffee, without any subtlety, this one I have higher hopes for.

Hopes dashed! The coffee is omnipresent. There's a touch of malty sweetness & faint chocolate underneath the coffee onslaught, but I have to search for them.

Man, the smell was so good, but this is just another unsubtle coffee beer. Am I the only one that likes my coffee beers to actually taste a bit like beer? Decent enough, but I don't think I'll need another.

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Photo of cvfish
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer poured a black color with brown highlights around the edge, produced a tan fluffy head that good retention and laced on the side of the glass nicely

S - The aromas produced were everything you could ask of a Coffee Stout, strong roasted malts and freshly ground coffee bean aroma

T - This beer is defiantly strong on the coffee side, but the roasted malts and bitter chocolate are still present. The coffee is really fresh tasting

M - The mouth of this beer was not spot on for me, it had a medium body, but was still very smooth and creamy, and it had a light amount of carbonation

D - This was a great Stout, special thanks to Dan Stein for bringing this one in and recommending it, it was a fantastic Stout that did not disappoint me

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Photo of meatyard
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Is a very dark chocolate brown with a short tan head falling to a covering.
S Is certainly coffee, a strong coffee smell.
T Is more coffee, a liitle overly toasted coffee and at the end some roasted malt and a little dark chocolate.
M Is medium with light carbonation.
D Lowish ABV and good taste might point to excellent drinkability which it has but... it's just not the type of beer I'd want to drink more than one of at a time.

I wouldn't mind having one on a somewhat regular basis. Like other Nils Oscar beers I've had, they are a bit pricy.

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Photo of hopdog
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle shared thanks to axilla.

Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of coffee grinds, roasty, and dark chocolate. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and espresso. I want coffee in my coffee beer, and this one had it.

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Photo of bark
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The colour is pinch black; the three finger head is warm pale brown. It sinks slowly to a finger thick head with a massive crater. Very little lacing occurs.

The smell is dry and sour-bitter. Dry and elegant notes of strong coffee, lots of heavily roasted malt. Did I find notes of rye? Hints of crackers and dark chocolate.

The taste is fresh and a little bitter. Then, a perfect taste of somewhat citric espresso coffee emerges. Sweet creamy notes of cocoa, newly grinded coffee, some beef stock and a flowery touch. Full bodied. The aftertaste brings a mild warming flavour of alcohol, fine notes of coffee and Brie cheese, lemon peels and balancing mild background bitterness. The finish adds some more beef stock.

The carbonation is medium to mild, the bubbles small. The liquid is creamy, very creamy for a 6% beer.

I have tried this beer from keg, and I must say that the coffee flavours were even more present than the bottled version.

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Photo of baggio
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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A: Black as coal with a nice beige lace.

S: Malts, Roasted coffebeans, Dark chocolate, Licorice.

T: Espresso, Hard bread (swedish style), Grain, Chocolate.

M: Quite thin with a nice touch of espresso and grain and a decent bitterness. Medium carbonation.

A very good coffestout from Nils Oscar. I'll definitely come back to this beer again. Recommended.

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Photo of Ch1mpy
4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Temporarily available at the Systembolaget stores from November 2008.

Black colour with a brown head. Little lacing.

Distinct espresso smell. At first you only sense the bitterness of the coffee but after a few sniffs you discover a fresh spiciness.

Taste is dominated by a bitter espresso but there is also a presence of hops and citrus fruits.

The best part of the Rwanda Gatsinga coffee stout is in my opinion the mouthfeel which is extremely smooth and leaves a pleasant malty coffee-dominated aftertaste and a smile on your face.

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Photo of Bananaman
4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Ah, great pleasure to be one of the first ones to try this beer. Had it on tap at Bishop's Arms - Karlstad.

Looks really nice! Deep black color with hints of red when put against the light. Would have liked to have it in a nicer glass though. Bishop's Arms 25 cl house glass isn't very satisfying.

Smells amazing! Lots of spicy/earthy high quality coffee in the nose. Some hints of dark chocolate too I think, but that might be the coffee.

Taste is brilliant too, a great deal of spicy coffee together with some nice hoppiness and maltiness. Really filling mouthfeel to, great!

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Photo of Ljunkan
4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap at Bishops Arms, Karlstad.

Deep brown, almost black color with a fingersized brown head.

Smells of espresso coffee, slightly of dark chocolate & roasted malt. Very nice actually... you can definitely think it's coffee you're smelling.

Taste is even better! Very nice coffee taste, with notes of bitter chocolate & liquorice. Ends bitter with some citrus.

Nice and filling mouthfeel, creamy, smooth and bitter. Overall, very nice... the best beer I've had from Nils Oscar!

A drinkable beer, even though it's nothing you need to have a pint of. A halfpint is enough.

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