Death By Coconut | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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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

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#2,589
Reviews:
477
Ratings:
1,982
pDev:
7.91%
 
 
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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
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | 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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Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of animal69
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zorro
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Near light proof brown ale with a Medium sized brown colored head.

Smells sweet and strongly of coconut, caramel and chocolate. Essentially it smells like German Chocolate Cake. Quite sweet smelling.

Starts out sweet and spicy there is the taste of Mexican Hot Chocolate to this one. The difference is a strong and pleasant cinnamon flavor. Strong chocolate but less coconut taste than in the smell.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall it is tasty. Smells like German Chocolate cake and tastes like Mexican Hot Chocolate. This is an excellent beer for winter.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.49/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

They really nailed the toasted coconut flavor on this one. The smell and taste was impressive how much it tasted like toasted coconut
The body was a little thin and there was a weird sour acidic taste that turned me off. I actually wonder if there was just something wrong with the can I got

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

Photo of beersampler6
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent porter I’d never seen before, sampled on tap at local gastropub. Looks great, nice deep rich black color with some tan head and lingering lacing. Smells very nice, deep rich roast coffee, milk chocolate and some nice roasted coconut. Tastes similarly, along with malt, vanilla, caramel and something else faintly tropical - banana? Smooth creamy slightly sticky mouthfeel, perfect amount of carbonation. Another solid beer from an outstanding brewery.

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Photo of chiefz1
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Manthon
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bshaw22
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Incredibly strong head retention is followed by a rich coconut smell. A hint of vanilla and chocolate compliment the aroma of coconut. The taste is incredible! Great coconut richness, a little smoothness of vanilla, and all the great sweetness of fruits and cocoa. Feel is thick and rich, I love it!

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Photo of Chris_Roberts
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Extremely dark, light won't even pass through the glass. Hint of coconut aroma. Great malty dark beer flavor with a bit of cocoa and the coconut finish. Great sipping porter.

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Photo of -N8
3.62/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Death by Coconut it is NOT! there are more hints of chocolate, and very mild, non existent flavors of coconut. If something is named Death by (whatever), then it needs to smack you in your face with flavor. This is a good porter, but would not by this again because I was looking forward to this beer tasting like a Mounds Bar, and it DOES NOT!

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Photo of tubeman
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aurascoper
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of suenoderazon
4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smooth cocoa taste almost like brandy. Awesome.

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Photo of SwellSwill1
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ian_graf
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NCSapiens
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Death By Coconut from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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