Nils Oscar Rökporter | Nils Oscar

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nils Oscar
Sweden
nilsoscar.se

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hopped with Fuggles and Amarillo.

14.8° Plato.

Added by bark on 04-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
46
Avg:
4
pDev:
9.75%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
4
For Trade:
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jonah's bottle. Smokey aroma. Dark with a bubbly amberish head. Sourish in finish. Altogether fun smoked, middle of the road rating however, must have if you like smokey beers.Light peat.Average mouthfeel. One of the best from the brewery's offerings. Decent drinkability.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of nmann08
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of kojevergas
3.45/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of emerge077
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of oberon
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of TMoney2591
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Devil's Backbone willibecher.

Google translate confirms it: Rök means "smoke". How very creative, Nils Oscar... It pours a nearly opaque black-brown topped by over a finger of glowing ecru foam. The nose comprises everything you'd want in a smoked porter: smoked ham, charcoal, roasted malts, ashy molasses, and a rather sweet brown sugar. The taste follows closely, though the charcoal and roasted malts are given starring roles compared to the other cast-mates. A decent bit o' spruce finds its way in as well, but not enough to challenge the supremacy of the smokey elements. The body is a hefty medium, with a moderate carbonation and a roastily chewy feel. Overall, a very tasty smoked porter, one to definitely seek out.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Halcyondays
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours black with a medium light tan head. Solid retention, average lace.

S: Wood smoke, roasted malt.

T: Dark malt, some light molasses flavour, with a tasty background smoke flavour.

M: Light to medium-bodied, fairly smooth, some biting carbonation.

D: Nice porter right here. Not as good as Alaskan Smoked Porter, but it's satisfying and you get your money's worth.

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Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours very dark almost black with a hint of red at least at the bottom of the glass. The compact light brown head is medium large and sinks into small lacings.

S: Smoked malt up front, almost a bit vanilla. Smoked ham and dark bitter chocolate. Faint espresso.

T: More ham and dark dried chocolate compared to the smell. Heavier coffee-tone. The smoke from the malt is a bit fainter in the taste. Rather rich vanilla.

M: Aftertaste lingers for quite some time and holds nice balanced bitterness. Body is full, almost syrupy and carbonation is moderate.

D: Nils Oscar don't make bad beers - this one is really nice. Try it you like it!

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch and a half frothy tan head. Head retention is pretty good, and there's also a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is smoked and roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and a bit of dark fruit. Taste is similar to the aroma, with a nice lingering smoky finish. Also, I think the smoke is stronger in the taste than it is compared to the aroma. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and it has moderate carbonation. This brew is very easy to drink, it's pretty smooth and quite enjoyable. I think this is a good overall beer, I'll definitely buy this again the next time I see it.

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Photo of Bung
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of jrallen34
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into a tulip.

A dark brown pour with a light tan head. The head rises about two fingers, its pretty watery, good retention and decent lacing...The aroma is pretty light for a smoked beer, a nice change of pace, light smoke to start a little salty pork on the back with a hint of coffee...The taste is really nice, its smokey and porky but only medium in strength, a coffee finish. Light feel but super super drinkable.

This is the best Nils Oscar I've had, a super easy and yummy to drink smoke. Nothing to trade for our go nuts searching for, but if you are in Sweden and see it, get it.

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Photo of glid02
4.12/5  rDev +3%
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.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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