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Death By Coconut - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Reviews: 156
Hads: 712
Avg: 4.12
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 153
Gots: 156 | FT: 12
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Poured into a stout glass, the brew is dark, cola brown in color with a finger's width of light tan head. Fair retention, leaving behind a thin, silky looking layer of suds across the surface. Lacing is spotty with a few streaks here and there.

Smell - Coconut hits the nostrils with a mix of milk and dark chocolate notes. A touch of roasted malt as well.

Taste - Coconut, dark chocolate and a bit of smokey, charred wood sits above a light milk chocolate sweetness. Finishes much the same.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with light carbonation. Smooth and slightly silky with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - I think Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout and Maui's Coconut Porter have spoiled me, because I'm not finding the flavor on this one compelling at all. It's decent, but I wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 fl oz can.

poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: dark black bodied beer with large 3 fingers of medium brown head. Head quickly recedes to a thick cap and stays there for a while until after a few sips then then it downs down to no head and a ring around the glass. Spotty lacing left behind from the head.

Smell: Smells like coconut creme pie filling, mounds bars, sun tan lotion, and milk chocolates with a light roast malt presence. Bottom line...tons of coconut aroma going on here.

Taste: The taste is more roasty than nose suggested. Light bitterness that balances well with the coconut and more of a dark chocolate or bakers cocoa profile. There is a ton of coconut in this beer, it even overpowers the chocolate notes. Light to moderate bitterness in the aftertaste combines with cola and never ending coconut flavor. The coconut even turns into a sun tan lotion flavor (not that I have ever tasted sun tan lotion, but I hypothesize if sun tan lotion tastes just like it smells that is what it might taste like).

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Creamy carbonation. Not boozy at all.

Overall: Well named beer. There is alot of coconut flavor and even more coconut found in the nose. Really solid adjunct porter. I can imagine that a beer that is described as smelling and tasting like sun tan lotion would be very appealing, but it just works. Coconut fans rejoice, this is a good porter! This beer is on the same level as Maui Brewing Company's Coconut Porter. Death by Coconut has more coconut flavor and seems to be more substantial/hefty, but maui coconut porter is sweeter and on thinner side in regards to the mouthfeel.

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4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is slightly sweet but you must let it warm. The taste is cleaner and the mouthfeel better. I would not call this a ton of coconut, but that's a good thing.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks lovely. A big fluffy dark brown head sits on top of the black beer like whipped cream on pumpkin pie.

Smells predominantly like coconut. Good start. There is some faint cocoa too, but so far it is truth in advertising.

Guess what it tastes like... I hope you guessed coconut. If not, you are either too drunk or aren't really paying attention. It is non-sweet with a nice amount of Swiss Miss like milk chocolate. A little bit of lingering sweetness, but not very sweet at all overall.

The body is fairly flaky/chewy. Reminds me a bit of a Sixpoint 4 Beans. Still a thinner, easy drinking body with a creamy mouthfeel.

This is an excellent beer. It is not overbearing in any way. If you like coconut, I can't imagine not enjoying this one. It tastes very natural.

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Photo of Zach136
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of mynie
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Busted Lift, which is now called The Lift, which used to be located beneath 180 Main in Dubuque but is now beneath an Italian restaurant of some sort and I thought they were closed for like the past 4 years but, nope, they've always been here.

Pours super dark ruby with a small, chocolate-colored head. Smells aggressively coconutty. Even a good six inches from my face it's like someone rubbed a bunch of hay into a Mounds bar. A bit closer to the nose, some chocolately smoothness comes through. It's a bit... I dunno. Not quite cloying, nor really uneven, but just not what I associate with a beer.

Okay, nevermind, it tastes great. The aroma is a little shocking but everything comes together almost perfec on the first sip. It's not nearly as sweet as it smells, for one. It starts with sweet (but not too sweet), smooth coconut and then fudgey milk chocolate sweeps in, and then it basically tastes like a choco-coconut porter for bulk of the beer. It finishes a bit rough and soapy, but that's just because the coconut is so intense.

Overall a lot better than I was expecting. I like coconut an awful lot, though, so your mileage my vary.

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Photo of don1481
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into snifter.

Appearance: Pours dark into the glass with a bit of a khaki head that rapidly dissipates, leaving a little bit of lacing on the glass.

Smell: all the coconut, all the time. With a hint of chocolate. Intriguing.

Taste: tastes a lot like a coconut candy bar.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy on the tongue. Kind of a seltzer water feel. Odd.

Overall: Yeah, I can see why this got the hype. Very happy I found the 4 pack.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beaver13
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev -3.9%

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4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.76/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow, the smell from just cracking this beer is insane, smells like a mounds bar factory. Light but creamy body. Tastes like a mound bar. Sips back to back are less in your face, but wait a minute and the magic is back. Hope this is a regular realese for OBs.

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4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Someone else described this as liquid almond joy and that's a pretty good analogy. Dark chocolates and coconut dominate while a bit of toasty malts shine through. Perfect campfire beer. Goes great with fall weather and hoodies.

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4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Death By Coconut from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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