Death By Coconut
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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From:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Porter - Robust
Ranked #5
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,654
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 8.15%
Ratings:
2,148
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 26, 2022
Added:
Mar 27, 2014
Wants:
  213
Gots:
  546
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: 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.
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Photo of JZH1000
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by JZH1000 from Colorado

Poured from a 12oz can

On a rough pour a 1.5 finger tan head forms that recedes to a decent foam cap. Not veryuch light gets through at all making a dark brown to black body. Light carbonation. Some lacing forms on the 2nd half once the beer warms a bit.

Aroma is a nice roasty porter accented by sweet chocolate and coconut. The malts shine through nicely and its actually pretty nice. Not sickly sweet but definitely sweeter than a traditional porter. A slight fermentation funk does come through from the yeast. Still definitely a beer but with some nice accents added.

The flavor follows the smell but the coconut is stronger and it mingles with the fermentation a decent bit for a nice balanced complexity. No hops detected, but the malts provide a nice porter aftertaste. If you don't enjoy pastry stouts however you would not enjoy this.

Feel is a bit thick definitely not the best lunchtime beer, but it would be nice by a fire. Thick porter stout feel almost like hot chocolate. Very creamy but with a decent amount of co2 bite still.

Overall it is what it claims. A porter with hints of chocolate and coconut like if you replaced the cookie portion of a Samoa with taddy porter from sam Smith. Nutty eccentuated by coconut and roasy notes with chocolate pretty good. A lot of my coworkers didn't like it.

Apr 26, 2022
 
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4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by flgimp from Pennsylvania

Awesome!

Mar 06, 2022
Photo of Peach63
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Peach63 from New York

Copper with a 1/4" tan head, which slowly fades. Moderate lacing.

Aroma is coconut straight off, chocolate, caramel, coffee, roast malt.

Taste follows nose: Coconut, chocolate, caramel, coffee, roast malt.

Full body, light carbonation. Semisweet finish.

Outstanding! Great coconut flavor.

Feb 14, 2022
 
3.54 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 08, 2022
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4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by BigBoozer

Simply put, this is a great tasting beer. Upon drinking this beer, you get a nice hint of coconut, atop with a dark chocolate essence, with a great dark roasty flavor to add to the mix. If you like almond joys, you are going to love this beer. It's obviously not sweet like candy, but it almost has an almond joy flavor with dark chocolate roast. What a delicious treat!

Dec 28, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by whynot44 from Missouri

Opaque near black color with a decent tan head that recedes quickly with very little lacing.
The aroma is coconut and chocolate. The taste is coconut dipped in dark chocolate with an undertone of dark roast malt bitterness. This reminds me of the best chocolate macaroons I've had.
The body is medium with little carbonation evident.
Altogether this is fantastic if you are into macaroons or mounds bars, not so much for those who don't appreciate those flavors.

Dec 18, 2021
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3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by jbolger from Connecticut

12/17/21 Disappointing. Expected rich chocolate coconut flavor. Thin, artificial. Not sweet. Better as it warms but over rated.

Dec 18, 2021
Photo of Captain69
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Captain69 from Illinois

GREAT MALTY COCONUT SMELL- BUT NOT WHAT I WOULD CALL AN IRISH STOUT

Dec 17, 2021
 
4.14 by BLPasch from Michigan on Dec 15, 2021
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3.35/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
by martytc from New Jersey

Got to try this last night and was disappointed. With all the high marks and great reviews I was expecting a great beer, and it was just OK at best. I was expecting it to be full bodied but it was quite thin, almost watery. Not a bad taste, not as sweet as claimed, not something I could sit and savor.

Dec 04, 2021
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4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

Let's empty a couple of twelve ounce into a clear glass liter mug and see what we get. It's well carbonated, providing a foamy beige head that recedes rather quickly. This, above a very dark, almost black, liquid. As advertised, there's plenty of coconut to inhale. There's little else, but that's OK, as this is Death By Coconut. Now, the taste absolutely includes dark chocolate. This is basically a liquid Mounds Bar. A basic caveat, if you don't like rich dark chocolate and sweet coconut, don't drink and review this brew. It's not meant for you and the label says so. For those into such a thing, let's continue. The coconut is more pervasive than the chocolate, but neither is overly sweet. This nails its intended flavor in a near perfect fashion. The mouthfeel is a tad light, but not so much to keep this from being recommended. The glass lacing is lackluster, but the taste matters much more and that works. Get it, whenever it comes around, unless you can't stand coconut and/or chocolate.

Dec 03, 2021
 
4.6 by soarinsteven from Illinois on Dec 01, 2021
 
3.84 by MGibbons from Maryland on Nov 26, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Manta200 from Kentucky

Single can from Party Town
Bold notes of coconut and chocolate, love it.

Nov 21, 2021
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4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by csheridan from Illinois

The best "coconut" anything I've had so far. Heard a lot of buzz over the years about Oskar Blues, but never really thought much of the stuff I've had from there, until this one. I like Maui's Coconut Hiwa & Central Waters Rum Barrel Coconut Porter, but this one is better - the nice, but not overpowering, chocolate undertones really enhance the flavor, and the coconut comes through. It's like a not-too-sweet, alcoholic Almond Joy; so I guess, if you like Almond Joy, you'll like this one. Seems more of a milk stout than a porter, as far as taste goes, but it's great either way; a really nice fall/winter bonfire drink.

Nov 13, 2021
 
4.6 by cindiwindi1025 from Michigan on Nov 13, 2021
 
4.47 by Meddwol from Michigan on Nov 11, 2021
 
4.29 by Luckydog91 from Texas on Oct 29, 2021
 
4.08 by tpauer from New Hampshire on Oct 24, 2021
 
4.12 by LunchMoney from Minnesota on Oct 23, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by KT3418 from Colorado

I actually super dig this. I think it might be the first thing from this brewery I really am a fan of. It's like a mound in liquid form but less chocolate. The coconut flavor is great. Definitely better than coconut hiwa by Maui.

Oct 07, 2021
 
4.21 by arc3636 from Kansas on Sep 01, 2021
 
4.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 17, 2021
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4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Spike from England

330ml can.
No idea why Oskar Blues call this an Irish-style Porter. There’s no such thing.
No idea why this is classified on BeerAdvocate as a Robust Porter. It isn’t.
This is a milk stout with a massive amount of coconut added so that it mimics a dark chocolate Bounty/Mounds.
It’s gimmicky but of the good variety.

Jun 26, 2021
 
4.04 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Apr 24, 2021
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3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Sigmund from Norway

355 ml can, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.5%. Very dark brown to black colour, small tan head. Strong aroma of coconuts, chocolate, vanilla and suntan oil. The flavour is not very sweet, but has plenty of coconut, chocolate and vanilla. Moderate hops. The guys at Oskar Blues Brewery have the nerve to call this an "Irish Porter" - I had no idea that coconuts grow in Ireland, but what do I know. The beer is well worth sampling anyway.

Apr 12, 2021
 
4.06 by FadetoBock from Canada (AB) on Mar 13, 2021
 
4.19 by DarrellK from Florida on Mar 01, 2021
 
3.5 by hester7 from Texas on Mar 01, 2021
 
4.19 by samEBC from Belgium on Feb 28, 2021
 
4.06 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania on Feb 21, 2021
 
3.73 by tgdavis from Tennessee on Feb 10, 2021
 
3.82 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Feb 07, 2021
Photo of SushiSakeBeer
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

Looking for a that wonderful dessert beer to round out that special occasion? You're welcome!

Feb 04, 2021
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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by J_mo from California

Easy to drink. Can definitely have a few at a time. Dark chocolate and coconut finish to it.

Jan 17, 2021
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3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by RozzieBoy from Rhode Island

Canned on 11/11/20
L - poured deep brown/ near back with a solid 2-finger, thick tan head. Minimal lacing.
S - more chocolate notes than coconut.
T - more coconut than chocolate. Pretty sweet taste with a bit of lactose aftertaste.
F - thin to medium mouthfeel. Some mild carbonation. Semi -dry finish.
O - after the pour, I though it looked sexy (weird, I know). But overall dropped off a bit from there. Overall, though, a decent beer.

Jan 16, 2021
Photo of Rug
3.72/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Rug from Massachusetts

Canned 11/11/20

I’ve had a few beers in their Death By series and I’m generally a fan. This one is where it seemed to all start though, easily has the most ratings out of the entire series as well as currently sitting as the second highest rated robust porter on BA

Pours very dark brown with 2 fingers of dense tan head that slowly fades to a thin cap and leaves decent lacing

The aroma is sweet but not overly so, bringing a ton of creamed coconut, milk chocolate, caramel malt, and almond. Pretty much smells like a liquified almond joy

The taste is not as sweet, but feels lacking. On the front end I get milk chocolate and some general malt. The swallow brings notes of sweet coconut, light roast coffee, and cacao. Not bad but nothing super exciting

Even for a porter, the body here feels thin and is only supported by very gentle carbonation. Finishes somewhere between dry and syrupy

This was pretty mediocre all things considered. It’s pretty highly rated but it just didn’t have anything that jumped out at me or caught my attention. That being said, I’ll finish my drink and I’d consider trying the barrel aged version if I can find it one day

Jan 11, 2021
 
3.66 by Argail from Louisiana on Jan 03, 2021
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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DoctorZombies from Florida

Canned 10/15/20. Poured at 57 degrees. Fizzy tan head atop ruby brown body; Tons! of suspended particles; poor cap retention, thin ring, minimal spotty lacing; no legs. Strong coconut nose, with toasted almonds and chocolate cake right behind. Coconut, dark chocolate, sweet milk chocolate; some light roast in middle; cream and vanilla on back end. Light body, slick oily feel; moderate carbonation; no warmth from 6.5% abv. Overall, the beer is thin feeling, but it does taste like a Mounds bar albeit a bit artificial; good balance between coconut and chocolate - pretty even flavor wise; the snow globe effect is still off putting, even if (hopefully) it’s shaved coconut; one and done until next year.

Jan 03, 2021
Death By Coconut from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 2148 ratings