Nils Oscar Rökporter

500 mL bottle fro Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. I enjoy a smoked porter, especially in the winter months and if smoke s going to work in a beer at all, a porter is a great style to match up with the ashes. Lovely black body with plenty of brown/red highlights. Mocha head is high early, retention and lace are good. Solid. Nose and and tastes give some noticeable, lactose like milkiness. Smoke pushes the milk sugar away and the sweetness drops off to give a nice, authentic porter flavor. Smoke...

Nils Oscar Barley Wine

11.2 fl oz. bottle, $5.99 from Green's on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. Into the Ommegang Chalice the body is a crystal clear bright orange. Attractive color. Thin film of head on the surface but virtually no lace. Not much hop presence until the swallow, which reveals some alcohol. Plenty of residual sweetness as you would expect from the style. Some honey. Definitely English in the BW category and a nice, simple one at that. Pretty light in the mouth, alcohol well hidden and easy drinking. I...