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Death By Coconut - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Reviews: 36
Hads: 194
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 92
Gots: 26 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: eawolff99 on 03-27-2014

Death By Coconut is an Irish porter aged on dessicated coconut and dark chocolate from Robin Chocolates in Longmont. (Shamrock Brewing Collaboration)
45 IBUs
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Reviews: 36 | Hads: 194
Photo of homebrew311
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown with small head and light brown at the edges. Nose feature dry cocoa notes , tons of roasted barley, and toasted coconut on the finish. Taste begins the same, the coconut comes on strong at the end. As this brew warms, the coconut becomes more and more prominent. Finish is dry and toasty with mild sweetness. Mouthfeel is on the lighter end for the style. Overall a nice beer, I would be curious to taste 10 Fidy with the same treatment. (457 characters)

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aggressive pour yields a nice creamy three inch head which slowly recedes. The beer is very dark brown, almost black from the side. The nose is of toffee, very dark cocoa, and very light coconut husk. The taste hits you with toffee, slight roastiness with very dark chocolate and occasionally hints of coconut husk, slight coconut meat. Finish is dry with some lasting roast on the palate. (389 characters)

Photo of PHBoiler
3.59/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Roasted notes on the nose but fairly reserved. Very thin body. Drinks like a baltic porter but lacks the richness or roast in the body. Some hints of chocolate but lacking in coconut. (186 characters)

Photo of jshusc
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a crowler. Dark brown, if not black body, with minimal head. Coconut flavor is present, mostly on the back end, but this does not a become a coconut bomb by any means. What saves the beer is the base porter is very well done. Thick for a porter and good dark chocolate notes. (287 characters)

Photo of Bosoxfan20
2.63/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

If you are going to give a beer a name like "Death By Coconut", I better feel like I got smacked by Iron Mike in the face with a coconut. Coconut? Really? This is a weak effort on Oscar Blues part. (199 characters)

Photo of maximum12
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

‘Stovepipe’ 19.2 oz. can raided, hidden, & flown back from our recent, & spectacular, week-long vacation in CO. Which necessitated bringing back lots of beer. Of course.
The pour is dark black with voluminous carbonation that collapses faster than a Ben Carson campaign. The nose is quiet but intense: chocolate, coconut. It’s like I read the can.
Death by Coconut: Allergies IV (straight to DVD!). Unlike the muted precursor, the taste is all about coconut that’s been slow-roasted over a coconut-branch fire. I’d say the coconut is moderate leaning almost into strong, with the chocolate a bitter, powdery uddercurrent. Strong lactose carries it to the finish & dominates the aftertaste; very reminiscent of the rum I had out of a coconut shell on some tropical island last winter. Creamy smooth. That, the lack of alcohol content, & the milky candy bar shell make this a candidate for the beer bong any Thursday night. Well over half gone already.
The coconut hits my sweet spot & I could eat chocolate until I had zits between my toes, so this is right in my wheelhouse. Beautifully crafted beer that is somehow both subtle & bold, easy drinking & full of flavor. A winner & an excellent beer. (1,211 characters)

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As a coconut lover, this beer left me disappointed and wanting more. The name is a bit misleading, as the coconut presence is fairly subtle, almost so much so that if I wasn't told it was there, I may not have realized it. All in all, this is still a nice beer and one that I would be happy to drink again, but it needs more coconut. (335 characters)

Photo of Sintech
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black. Smells of chocolate malts, very dark rich chocolate and toasted coconut. Getting a lot chocolate in this one, less coconut than I expected. Relatively thin, easy to drink. Overall a very interesting chocolate coconut porter. (B+) (250 characters)

Photo of BltByKrmn
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz can into a Pro Pig tulip, canned on 6/23.

Once it warms up the coconut taste and smell really starts to shine. Liquid mounds is a pretty accurate description. (165 characters)

Photo of timontheroad
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark black color, small tan head, faded quickly to a thin film. Nice sweet coconut, coffee and chocolate aromas. The taste was super, with coconut flavor so immediately present, followed by the chocolate, then coffee, and back to coconut, very tasty. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, with nice carbonation. Overall, this was a very nice beer, me likey! (352 characters)

Photo of MLDucky
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight coconut and chocolate. Upon first taste, the coconut is present and as the beer warms the chocolate really compliments the coconut. This combination is very appealing for my personal taste as I love coconut. (218 characters)

Photo of W_Des
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Disappointed that I am still alive. Soft coconut and chocolate in the nose. It's like drinking a subdued Mounds bar. From what I heard this used to have way more coconut. I really would have wanted more but it is good overall. (226 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for the 5th Anniversary Party at Instant Replay in Canoga Park, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, cocoa powder, earth, char, and slight toasted coconut aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa powder and toasted coconut flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast 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 good beer with coconut qualities that are better in the taste, and only improve as the beer warms up.

Serving type: on tap. (723 characters)

Photo of South2NW
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark with a thin tan head. Smells of chocolate and coffee. Taste is toasted coconut, chocolate and coffee. Smooth and easy to drink. Not too heavy, not too thin. Would like to try this on nitro. (194 characters)

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really smooth and very tasty. Not much of a unique aroma but you do get a slight sweetness from the coconut. Doesn't come off heavy or too much roasted flavor as it really strikes a good balance. Quite a drinkable porter. (221 characters)

Photo of Dikfour
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours a thick creamy light brown head that dissipates quickly leaving a trail of mild lacing. Dark dark black in color. Very little if any light penetrates this beer. Very mild carbonation

Smell: Roasted Coffee with underlying coconut. Bitter dark chocolate.

Taste: Coconut is much more pronounced. Coffee and chocolate balance each other nicely playing off all parts of the tongue. That said, 45 iBU seems a little high.

Feel: Pretty full bodied. Almost milky in texture. Pretty dry finish.

Overall: Really strong offering. Coconut really starts to come out as it warms. (583 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.47/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Very large can poured into a taster. Stovepipe? Black body with a small khaki head. Smells of almost all coconut. Some chocolate. Coconut taste is equally strong. Chocolate second. I taste some beer back there. Some caramel malt and roasted malt. Fairly thin. Medium low carbonation. Heavy coconut, as expected. Tastes pretty good, but maybe tough to drink a lot of it. (369 characters)

Photo of Sludgeman
3.12/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a stemmed tulip at The Anchor.

As it can be with many things you can have too much of a good thing and that is what we have here. An onslaught of coconut. Too much coconut unless it’s your favorite flavor. Oskar Blues should try dialing it back a bit and they would have a very nice beer. 2.75

A – Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin beige head. 3.75
S - Sweetness, coconut overlying some dry roastiness. 3.5
T - An onslaught of coconut. Right up to the edge of being too cloyingly sweet. There is some roastiness in there but overwhelmed by the coconut. Sugar and lactose sweet. 3
MF - Medium heavy body with a sweet finish. Not particularly smooth though. 3 (680 characters)

Photo of tylerstravis
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Death By Coconut is a bit of a misnomer as there isn't an insane amount of coconut in this beer... and it's better for it. This is a nice light porter that is extremely drinkable with a nice hint of coconut. Easy drinking, but a bit heavy on the carbonation for my tastes. (274 characters)

Photo of Zach136
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Stovepipe 2015 can. Enjoyed 7.14.15

Appearance: Pitch black, with a deep tan head.

Aroma/Flavor: Roasty with medium notes of coconut and a chocolate finish.

Mouthfeel: Some drying roast, medium light body. (209 characters)

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good Chocolaty porter...but with a name like "Death by Coconut" Im going to need to taste a LOT of coconut and it just isnt there.....Chocolate overpowered what little coconut there was unfortunately (204 characters)

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mini-growler from Whole Foods.. Surprised to see this there.. Foamy 1" dark khaki head atop a standard black brew.. Coconut is more than present on the nose.. Chocolate is there, but in line with a standard sweet porter.. Flavor is where this one really stands up... cocoa and something that I associate with cinnamon.. Coconut comes in hard toward the finish but is lacking up front... lingering light "Mounds" essence is very nice. Pretty great brew but has MUCH more potential.

3.75/3.75/4/3.75/4 (500 characters)

Photo of mothman
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

By far the best irish porter (whatever that is) that I have ever have. The dark chocolate and coconut are spot on. Not artificial or face. Liquid mounds bar. Super easy to drink. Not sweet or cloying. A little light in the mouthfeel, however. (242 characters)

Photo of deebo
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm a sucker for a coconut beer. This one has me sucked in. Big chocolate with bountiful coconut. Definitely a dry Irish porter base. Dry yet full. Nice easy drinking big flavored beer. This is a keeper. (203 characters)

Photo of mschantz
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich deep dark not quite black brown with just a wisp of fine tan head. Nose is fudgey macaroon. Taste follows the nose nicely and is dominated by the coconut in a good way. Very drinkable. Clean finish for a beer with this much going on. (242 characters)

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Death By Coconut from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.