Death By Coconut - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Reviews: 23
Hads: 162
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 3.15%
Wants: 83
Gots: 23 | FT: 4
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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: 23 | Hads: 162
Photo of South2NW
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
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 +1.5%
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 +2.7%
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 -16%
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 -24.5%
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 -0.2%
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 +3.6%
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 -0.5%
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 -5.6%
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 +5.1%
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 +3.4%
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 +0.5%
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)

Photo of BrewUSA
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look 8/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 37/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 88/100

Summery: Awesome Porter done very, very well! Really enjoyed this one! Great balance of coconut and chocolate... Sometimes you feel like a nut, with this one I did'nt~ (340 characters)

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.61/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I originally had this rated even higher after trying it at a show several times. This is one of my favorite beers at a couple recent brew fests. After getting a few cans of it from Tyler… Thanks Tyler! I've backed off my review a little bit but still think this is a great beer. Look:A nice full head that sits for a long time with a dark black color allowing just the tiniest little bit of light to show through the edges if you hold it up. A nice lacing down the glass as you go as well. Smell: a nice roasty smell with chocolate and a small amount of the coconut showing through but not much and certainly not as much as I smelled previously. Taste:follows the smell with again a nice roast with chocolate and more of the coconut then in the smell but well-balanced and with nothing overpowering the taste of the Porter itself. Almost no bitterness to speak of and just the right amount of sweetness for this style which made the mouth feel smooth and even somewhat creamy...almost like a Guinness feel. medium bodied with moderate carbonation although the smoothness makes it feel thinner. Overall: I really love this Porter. I think it is great and wish it was easier to get. The coconut and chocolate tastes are natural as opposed to flavor enhanced and everything blends/balances well and they go down easy. I highly recommend this beer especially if you do like coconut beers. (1,393 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

EBF sample. Poured dark brown. Smells of coconuts, hell yes. Still I get Porter elements but first and foremost is the delectable coconut. The flavor nails it. Mounds Bar. Chocolate, candied coconut shavings, Porter yeast. Oh do I love coconut in my beer. This one delivers. One of my favorites at EBF. Light bodied and crushable. I need more. (344 characters)

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Jason....16 oz can.....loads of coconut melds with dark chocolate wrapped in abundant sweetness. Really tasty and interesting...some roast would balance this out and make it exceptional, but what's here is really, really good. (240 characters)

Photo of spoony
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 16 oz can into a snifter.

A-The pour produces a short-lived, short tan head. The beer is nearly black with just a bit of light getting through at the edges to reveal that the beer is, in fact, brown. No bubbles are visible.

S-The aroma is pretty heavy on the coconut. The flavors are lightly toasted and tropical, but do not provide much in the way of caramel. I also sniff some milk chocolate and creamy marshmallow flavor. It reminds me a bit of a Mounds bar. The aroma is sweet but not cloying.

T-The taste is similar with coconut, marshmallow, and milk (and some dark) chocolate flavors dominating. The beer is pretty simple, but I get just a touch of caramel as the beer nears room temperature.

M-The feel is on the thin side of average with a mellow carbonation.

O-This is a good, but not remarkable beer. The coconut flavor is strong, but I have had other beers with a less artificial flavor. The same goes for the chocolate flavors. I guess I was hoping more for a Ten Fidy with coconut than what this beer really is, but I can't knock it too hard because the beer isn't half bad. (1,100 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i expected this to be incredibly sweet, and it isnt, so props for that. the name suggests a more dominant coconut flavor that ever shows up in this beer, and man did i wait for it, let it warm up, kept coming back to it, just never came. sure there is coconut there, but death by? hardly! the beer is great though, the chocolate balances the malt in a nice way, its rich but not too rich, and drinking a pint of it is no problem. the coconut is mostly all in the finish, even after the swallow, which doesnt feel all the way satisfying to me, but i still like it. i think i am just partial to coconut, the beer could definitely be improved, but i like it just the same. full body and smooth feel, not a ton of bubbles so it glides down easy, is a bit filling, but again is never sweet, which i think is one of its greatest attributes. they really need to package this for regular release. its time the do something new for the people here, and this would be a great place to start. (981 characters)

Photo of ArrogantB
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can purchased from the brewery for $17.49 a four pack. First off, this beer was delicious, really exceeded expectations. Dark black, good head. Aroma was slight coconut, roasty, good. Flavor was real nice, tasted like a chocolate snackaroon. The coconut flavor was pretty robust. Good beer. (295 characters)

Photo of chugalug06
4.67/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Mike for the wedding present! Crowler gifted: 6/7/14

Thin black brew. Very hard to pour from the can...lots of loss, at least 3-5oz's :( Decent lacing and nice full grown toasted coconut colored head. Nearly tops.

Kick ass aroma!!! Very true, robust, full-bodied, well toasted, low on sugar. Perfectly caramelized coconut mixed with coffee, chocolate, caramel, and marshmallow. I can literally smell this brew from two feet away, awesome.

Hands down one of the best "summer" flavors in a brew I've ever had; let alone in a porter based brew. Loads of toasty coconut, campy, bright, clean, no abundance of sugars and zero heat. Carbonation is way too much for my liking, but I can easily look past this. Dryness is also kinda fucked up, but that could be fixed easily. I would also like a bit more resinous flavors. No bitterness, appropriate.

Dear god, I could not imagine how other worldly this brew would be aged in rum barrels. Hint, Hint. Do IT!!! Phenomenal job OB! This is one of the top brews I've had in sometime. Go out and git some y'all (1,061 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Basin Pub in Bushnell's Basin, NY.

Pours a dark black, with a foamy, off-white head, and a little bit of lacing down the glass.

Smells like a roasty german chocolate cake- shredded coconut, creamy chocolate, and roasted malt.

A lot of people around me said they couldn't pick out the coconut- I could pick it out very clearly. The coconut tastes like it's the shredded kind, not the toasted kind, which is fine. Some good chocolatey flavors, rich and dense, with roasted malt and espresso bitterness.

Medium bodied, but fairly full for a porter. Starts sweet and finishes bitter. Very drinkable.

Another big hit from Oskar Blues, they're knocking it out of the park for me tonight. (700 characters)

Photo of Beaver13
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can. Pours brown with a medium creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is subdued at first, but opens up - dark chocolate, sweet coconut and a little roast.

The flavor is sweet chocolate and coconut with some roast. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth velvety carbonation.

Overall, nice sweet chocolatey coconut porter. A little too sweet for me. (393 characters)

Photo of JMBSH
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can poured into New Belgium tulip glass.

A - Nice and black. Tan head that settled down to a nice coating on top. As the glass emptied, not a lot of lacing on the glass.

S - First it was coffee then it became a nice mocha scent.

T - Dark chocolate and coconut. Kind of like a Mounds bar. Any hop bitterness is hidden behind the bitterness of the chocolate. For some reason it seems these two flavors trade places at time. Sometime the coconut is upfront, the next taste the chocolate is in the drivers seat. Personally, I think I would have entered this beer under the style of American Porter, instead of English (what with the use of the coconut - like Maui's CoCoNut Porter). The chocolate though always lasts the longest of the flavors long after the brew has left my mouth.

M - Right amount of carbonation. A little thick feeling upfront but feels much lighter when it goes down.

O - A great coconut brew. I have had a few and this one is right up there for being one of the tastiest. Might have to get another four pack before they are all gone. (1,056 characters)

Death By Coconut from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
90 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.