Death By Coconut | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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4.17/5
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Death By CoconutDeath By Coconut
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Intense fresh cacao flavors swirl with popping coconut aromas, all supported by a semi-sweet porter made from loads of dark chocolate and extra dark caramel malt. This limited release specialty comes around once a year to satisfy that sweet tooth, so get 'em while you can before they disappear. At 6.5% ABV and 25 IBUs, this choconut goodness will have you yellin' "Pass. Dash. Hit." all winter long.

Added by eawolff99 on 03-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,349
Reviews:
460
Ratings:
1,909
pDev:
8.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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199
Gots:
491
Trade:
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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jsmith313
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Walnut
3.59/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is decent. Lacing is good. Roasted malts and coconut predominate the aroma. Very pleasing. Same with taste but more coconut than anything else. There is some mild chocolate in there. Light to Medium bodied with mild carbonation. A little on the watered down side but good.

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Photo of colts9016
4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oskar Blues makes decent beers, this Death by Coconut makes the 4th beer I have tried from them. The can have few hints as to the contents inside. Coconut and chocolate are components of the beer, but the rest is a mystery. I like that there is no long explanation as to what they did and why. Poured from a can into a pint glass. The pour was hard and produced a one finger head. The light tan head has fair retention. The head is creamy, airy, and billowy. The color of the beer is dark brown and opaque. The only thing left from the head is a light tan ring around the beer.

A bright ripe coconut aroma with chocolate-laced delicately woven within. Additional aromas are coffee, dark roasted malts, burnt sugar, yeast, wood, and a floral note.

That is incredible, the coconut and chocolate are entwined perfectly with the rest of the beer. Additional flavors are coffee, dark roasted malt, burnt sugar, and wood.

The mouthfeel of the beer is vibrant and creamy. The body of the beer is medium-light, a medium carbonation, and a full finish.

This beer is an excellent example of when all the ingredient and amounts come together to create harmony.

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Photo of thegodfather2701
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark with a tan head. When pouring it smelled roasty, but after it settled in the glass it was dominated by cocoa and coconut. The flavor followed the nose and as it warmed the coconut really dominated. It was sweeter than expected. It has a good mouthfeel and wasn't too heavy. Overall, I could not drink more than one of these given the sweetness and coconut flavor. I'd like to try it on tap one day.

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Photo of huthuty
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark dark brown that doesn't allow any light through, medium head
Smell is of popcorn and carmell
Taste is very nutty and sweet with chocolate abound
Overall the first Oskar Blues I'm blown away by, I can't find any ten fiddy tho

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Photo of SpaceBeagle
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of brucefraser
1.28/5  rDev -69.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Nice pour from 12 oz. can to a tumbler. Strong coconut smell. Predominant taste was overpowering artificial coconut with a weak coffee porter behind strong carbonation.
Mouth feel was thin and carbonated.

I do not understand the hype over this beer.
I like porter and I have a "Go To" favorite but I could not finish this beer.

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Photo of devilmakesthree
4.72/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tjg584
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMarlinJ
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Taste reminds me of a Mounds chocolate bar but not that sweet. Great aroroma of chocolate and coconut that is same with taste. I wish it had more depth in taste but it very nice and smooth, easy drinking. Mouthfeel is thin and a bit watery but maybe that's why it's not too sweet and sticky. Overall a fun tasty treat.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow
Black opaque with light head
Smell is floral tropical nutty coconut
Tasty coconut with caramel maltiness and semi dry finish
Overall a pretty decent coconut forward porter that lives up to the name with abundance of coconut taste and aroma

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Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of porterman66
4.81/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The aroma is more chocolate and some sweet coconut, but the taste is all about delicious coconut! Not overbearing like the vanilla is to a lot of other porters out there, the coconut here is laid nicely over the malt and chocolate. Let it warm up some; it's a delicious evening sipper.

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Photo of dgeebs07
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NathanBeets
3.62/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlandy
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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