Death By Coconut | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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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:
#2,639
Reviews:
482
Ratings:
2,001
pDev:
8.15%
 
 
Wants:
203
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518
Trade:
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Photo of jpkand
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

It's a black hole, nothing but black even on the edges when holding up to the light, with a dense light brown head that leaves lacing as it fades.

Smell is f'ing divine. Rich dark chocolate, coconut, heavy cream.

The taste has rich dark chocolate up front with a creamy coconut right on its heels. Toasted malts come through, and a very slight bright bitterness that makes it finish pretty clean.

The mouthfeel is easily medium to full hody with a bit of prickly carbonation that keeps it from seeming like a "smooth" stout, which is a little letdown for me. It's different , not bad, and just not to my taste.

This is A great winter beer, and I am going to keep it around for guests for sure and dip in myself regularly. This is most definitely going to be a winter staple for me.

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Photo of AllOfTheCats
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Diura
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenHoppy
3.22/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

coconut tastes artificial and way over sweet and unbalanced, wish chocolate notes shined more. It's drinkable but needs to be rum barreled which apparently they have so maybe that one would be better but unbarrel aged just doesn't do it for me, wish I didn't buy the full 4pk. But I'd say it's an okay beer that I'd never buy again.

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Photo of Ghrymm
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A wonderful fairly dry Irish Porter. This one is a real coconut bomb but with just the right amount.
Very smooth and eazy drinking,i think the dryness of this one makes for a thin mouthfeel but i think that works fine.
A real nice beer.
Canned on 09/24/2018

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bhawk1
4.95/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of brutalist
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtnwesdew
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of PaleAleWalt
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stouttastick
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrl2112
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great flavors, coconut present but not overpowering or artificial. Very easy drinking porter, a little on the thin side.
Pours dark, little head. Overall, a really good beer.

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

Photo of chicagocraft
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.72/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ncdevildog97
1/5  rDev -76%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This stuff is pretty bad. Tastes like coconut extract. Undrinkable.

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Photo of Ryan4120
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Deep, opaque black with very slight mahogany highlights around the edges with a large dark tan head that sticks around a bit
S - Roasted grains, dark chocolate, slight hints of sweet coconut on the nose - a nice smell on this one.
T - Follows the nose with dark chocolate up front and throughout followed by roasted and toasted grains and malt followed behind by sweet coconut. Hints of caramel and vanilla as well.
F - Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation - somewhat thin and watery finish.
O - A really nice porter that delivers on the dark chocolate and coconut notes but the mouthfeel is the real letdown for me - it's just a little thin for my liking when it comes to porter and honestly a beer packing these kind of flavors needs the body to support the flavors. Overall a really nice porter and my first offering from Oskar Blues - I'll definitely be sampling more of theirs to come.

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Photo of elamb106
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nbrent
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajm5108
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Classic pour with a thick, soapy head. There is certainly coconut on the nose, but more earthy than sweet - sweet may have contrasted with the roasted malt but as is it may be a bit too husky. Taste clicks, though, with smooth chocolate malt and more toasted coconut nut - definitely less of a pastry / desert style beer and more just a traditional porter with coconut highlights...lacks depth but otherwise good

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Photo of Tony210
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark and thin with a foamy kakhi head that fades quickly. Light aroma of chocolate and coconut. Taste follows nose, lots of chocolate, coconut tastes a little artificial, roasted malt, pretty light bodied, could use less carbonation. Overall this was one of my favorite coconut porters, until 2 of my local breweries made it better (Kane: Port Omna Coconut, Icarus: King Arthur’s Steed). I probably won’t buy this beer again...

2017 vs 2018
2018 - more chocolate aroma, flavor is more chocolaty and roasty.
2017 - more coconut aroma, chocolate and coconut flavors are muted.

DRINK FRESH!!!

11/11/18
12 oz bottles dated 9/25/17 & 9/37/18
4 rating

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

Photo of teromous
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From the bottom of the can: "CANNED ON: 10/08/18 @ 18:40 IVE GOT A LOVELY BUNCH"

Appearance: It has a black body with a medium-short light khaki head.

Aroma: It has a sweet smelling aroma of toasted coconut and cocoa.

Taste: It tastes like toasted coconut and chocolate.

Mouthfeel: It feels on the upper side of light-bodied with mild carbonation and very little bitterness or sweetness. While the beer is very flavorful it doesn't have a lot of body to support it.

Overall: It smells and tastes awesome. It's really refreshing to have a beer that delivers what it advertises. I would absolutely drink it again and I would highly recommend it.

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Death By Coconut from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 2,001 ratings