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Nils Oscar

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From:
Nils Oscar
 
Sweden
Style:
Smoked Beer
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 9.82%
Ratings:
67
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 17, 2017
Added:
Apr 08, 2009
Wants:
  15
Gots:
  4
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: Hopped with Fuggles and Amarillo.

14.8° Plato.
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3.9 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Nov 17, 2017
 
3.5 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on May 28, 2017
 
3 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Dec 25, 2016
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

a delightful old world smoked porter here, these nils oscar beers are awesome, and all seem to hold up well with some age on them. this has a great tan sudsy head on top of an eggshell black base, viscous and dense looking. the aroma is plenty of campfire smoke, definitely a rauch type intensity and woodiness to it, with a favorful grain base that may well include some rye and oats. a little spice with the roast up front in the taste gives more credence to the rye theory, notes of coffee and dark chocolate before the smoke sets in, at which point almost all grain subtlety is taken over by the smoke, billowing and big, burning still, active, intense butnot acrid or bitter beyond what would be reasonable. i like how much flavor they have packed into such a low alcohol beer, and i like all the bod it has. very hearty and late fall early winter appropriate. the slight oxidation here from its extended time on the shelf actually flatters it i think, gives it a softness and an integrating element. overall an awesome smoked porter, intensely flavored with the smoke but for the lovers of the style, its outstanding.

Oct 27, 2016
 
3.95 by Wer34truh from Minnesota on Aug 12, 2015
 
3.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 24, 2014
 
4.06 by wethorseblanket from California on Sep 11, 2014
 
4.1 by kjkinsey from Texas on Sep 06, 2014
 
3.75 by KAF from Iowa on Aug 03, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
by Alex-Alkis from Sweden

Nice smoky porter that does what it should without impressing excessively. But it tastes well, nevertheless.

Jul 10, 2014
 
4 by Saksis from Norway on Jan 26, 2014
 
3.5 by Schmoog from Scotland on Jan 20, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by EmperorBevis from England

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Very dark brown-black with a tan head. Smoky, sausage, chocolate and smoked keifli snack aroma, smoky, a little bitter, and roasty taste, followed by onion. Full body, long, roasty and smoky finish.

Nov 01, 2013
 
3.25 by TheBrk from Sweden on Aug 31, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by flyingpig from Scotland

500ml bottle from The Cave, Glasgow:
Black with a pinky sized, foamy head that is a light brown colour and holds reasonably well before eventually settling as a thin lacing.

Smoked wood with dark, rich malts to begin with. There is a strong smell from the beer that also includes hints of chocolate and coffee as well as a hint of bacon in the background.

Dark malts and a rich chocolate flavour that is backed up by some roasted malts and hints of coffee. There is some smoked flavours as well and then more milk chocolate.

Light than I was expecting from the smell but not really thin bodied. It is rich and creamy with moderate carbonation and a dry, mild bitter yet quite meaty finish.

Miles better than the last couple from the style that I have tried, definitely a smoked beer but luckily it doesn't stink of ham or worse and can be drank with ease. The balance is good in this one and bar the hints of bacon right at the end of the aroma.

Jul 01, 2013
 
4 by mrfrancis from Kentucky on Jun 25, 2013
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4.88/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by Misanthropy_Sipping from Nebraska

Kicked myself a little for not grabbing this a few months ago. But props for my friend from Colorado for dropping one off for me on his trip through the midwest.

Perfect porter appearance, very low carbonation it appears, very small gritty khaki bubbles that linger around the edges is small threads. Dark and beautiful beauty of a porter with near ruby edges in the deep.

Smells wonderful. Dry coffee and very noticeable smokiness which really boosts the dry dark chocolate and coffee. A bit of a bitter scent. Like bitter charcoal smell. Very woody. A bit of sweetness, a touch of honey. This makes me smile. I can tell by the smoke scent this is going to be great.

Tastes awesome, a lot like it smells. A great robust smokiness, lots of smooth delicate coffee with an assertive dryness. There is a wonderful full on dark, DARK, chocolate character going on. A perfect woodiness. There is also a hint of caramel in the malt, which leads into the only down part of the beer. The more you drink the more you begin to realize there is this sort of sticky Baltic porter character happening with the alcohol. It's had to explain but if you have ever had Zywiec Porter, you know. It's that sweetness and the booze pair. It's not enough in this beer to make it hard to get through. But it is noticeable to a small degree which is a bit annoying but not luckily out of place per say.

There is a good piney hop bitterness to this to really accentuate the smoke and coffee.

Mouthfeel is pretty spot on. Very drinkable. Very dry, but I love dryness and this is the right amount through and through. There is a tackiness to it on the end though. The carbonation is also surprisingly low but I am on the fence on whether this is fine or if this could be better. It is sitting on the teetering point though. If it were any lower it would be bad. But it does help the drinkability.

Overall... Amazing. This is a really great beer with only a few pondering wonders. But it is good that the wonders and questions are pretty minor and I guess a little nit picky. This is a beer I will definitely be buying again. Great quality. Comparable to Schlenkerla and just as fine and wonderful. I keep at least one Schlenkerla in my stash at anytime, this would be another great smoke beer to do the exact same with and hopefully I will have the chance again in the future to do just that.

Jun 20, 2013
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4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by mick303 from Canada (ON)

Poured a pitch black colour with a nice head of tan-coffee head, which recedes but leaves quite a good lacing.

Smell has a sticky barbecue smokiness. Lemon citrus oiliness, warming roasty hearty malts, coffee, really interesting, it retains a herbal freshness over the smoky malts. Apple, butter, maybe a bit of dark chocolate. Amazing.

T- a slightly creamy smokiness, soft with some malty and chocolate sweetness, dry cocoa, leather, with a mild smoke lingering on. A mild bitterness, earthy with a bit of clove spice. Finish is drying smoke, crisp malt. Delicious. I'm quite impressed by the balance here, smoke is quite muted and allows the malt and hops to come through.

M - really smooth, creamy carbonation, mild malty coating body, crisp smoky finish. Really tasty and easy to drink. it is on the mild side, but quite nice.

Really tasty. I like what they were going for here. The smell and subtely smoky taste profile hold a really respectable complexity. And the smoked malt is incorporated so as to give a permeating character but not overly dominate the beer, making it still a tasty quaffable porter. Balance is great, one of the better smoked beers I've tried, this is worth the effort, really well-executed.

Apr 13, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by acevenom from Louisiana

The beer pours black with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Not much lacing is left on the side of the glass during consumption. The beer smells of dark malt, chocolate, and some mild smokiness. The beer doesn't have as much smokiness as I would want in a smoked beer, but the flavors are of dark malt and chocolate as well as smoke. Unfortunately, this bottle yields an "old beer" flavor, so I can't get a full impression of what might have been a smokier beer. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy and the beer is still pretty drinkable despite being old. This is a good beer.

Mar 30, 2013
 
4 by deac83 from Texas on Mar 02, 2013
 
4.25 by His_Royal_Hoppiness from England on Feb 28, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Yzerman

A very pleasant surprise! More like a very well-ballanced porter than a rauch bier.
Lots of chocolate and sweet liquirice. Fresh and fruity. Light body. Perfect winter porter. The ideal porter would have been a couple of percent stronger and even richer and with a longer finish. But this beer is only 6%. I could drink it all night! And I have...

Feb 01, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CwrwAmByth from England

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint mug.

Pours a dark brown colour with a tan head.

Smells of nicely smoked malts.

Tastes of dark malts with a hint of burnt flavour, nice taste of smoked malts.

Overall a really nice dark and smokey beer, could drink it all day.

Jan 13, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by EgadBananas from Louisiana

Pours a solid black, with a finger of light brown coloured head. Leaves a bit of lace and svelt retention.

The aroma isn't extreme with the smoke, but it's nice, with some meatiness, chocolate, licorice and toffee.

Taste is a bit more meaty and smoky, tinges of dark chocolate, coffee, and high roast.

The feel has a nice nearly full and creamy body, nice carbonation, clean and smooth.

Strikes a nice balance with the sweetness and meaty character, overall quite a nice smoked porter.

Jan 05, 2013
 
3.5 by Blissmo from Sweden on Aug 12, 2012
 
3.75 by aztraz from Sweden on Apr 08, 2012
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2.97/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5
by coreyfmcdonald from Georgia

500ml bottle into a goblet

A: Pours dark, dark brown, really a shade away from black with a finger a mixture of dense and large bubble light cream head. The head recedes rather quickly, but some head still remains after it fully recedes.

S: As soon as I open the bottle I get a ton of milk chocolate. As I put my nose up to the beer, I get dark fruits and roasted malts with a large amount of peat. There is a fair amount of chocolate, as well, a balance of dark and milk. Almost like a chocolate scotch without the booze.

T: After the intense aroma, the flavor is rather disappointing. Milk and dark chocolate are still there, but to a much lesser extent. The peat kind of takes over everything - a good flavor, but really the only significant flavor I get with nothing to balance it out. Just a hint of hoppy bitterness in the background.

M: By far the worst part about this beer - this beer is extremely thin. It's almost as though I'm drinking carbonated water. Carbonation is good, at least.

O: The aroma of dark fruits, milk and dark chocolate, and peat was very inviting. Unfortunately, it's the only good thing about this beer. I'm not impressed. I could smell this all day, though.

Feb 09, 2012
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3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by wineman77 from California

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A-Pours dark brown with a 3 finger root beer like head. Medium lacing

S-Smoke, lots of it. Smoked meats, caramel, stewed fruits

T & M-Medium bodied with lots of roasted malt flavors. The smoke is present but much more subtle than in the nose. Finishes with a lingering coffee ground taste.

Jan 14, 2012
 
4 by jophish17 from Georgia on Dec 24, 2011
 
3.5 by Harkrank from Sweden on Dec 23, 2011
 
4.75 by nmann08 from Virginia on Nov 18, 2011
 
4 by oline73 from Maryland on Nov 15, 2011
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3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by pixieskid from Germany

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...

Oct 16, 2011
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4.49/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
by cobrarax from Sweden

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!

Sep 23, 2011
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3.45/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

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.

Sep 15, 2011
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4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Bung from Michigan

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.

Sep 01, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by rvdoorn from Netherlands

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!

Jul 21, 2011
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4.59/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by JayS2629 from Alabama

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.

Jul 18, 2011
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4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by UCLABrewN84 from California

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.

Jul 12, 2011
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4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by oberon from North Carolina

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.

Mar 30, 2011
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