Death By Coconut | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Death By CoconutDeath By Coconut
1,817 Ratings
Death By CoconutDeath By Coconut

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

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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Ratings: 1,817 |  Reviews: 432
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a black color with a tan head that disappeared quickly.
Strong coconut aroma. Chocolate. Roasted malt.
Taste mostly coconut. Sweet chocolate. A hint of coffee.
Very sweet. The coconut mellows everything out.

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Photo of billydrinksbeer
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a tan head. Smells of tons of coconut, chocolate, and roasted malts. Tastes of sweet chocolate, coconut, light notes of coffee, and roasted malts. Medium creamy body with medium carbonation. Overall a very good porter with awesome coconut flavors.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Two cans, one canned on 10/03/16 and one canned on 10/04/17, poured into glasses.
Very dark, mostly opaque body, tan head (slightly better head retention on 2016 beer), and moderate lacing.
Aroma on 2016 beer is subdued, with more dark malt coming through, but still with faint coconut and chocolate.
Aroma on 2017 beer pops in the nose, with fresh coconut and dark chocolate.
Taste of 2016 beer has faded coconut, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste of 2017 beer is brighter, with more fresh coconut and more prominent dark chocolate. Dry finish on both, minimal bitterness.
Mouth feel is thin to medium, with not a whole lot of residual mouth coating. Some lingering sweetness at the end.
This is the first week that the 2017 'Death By Coconut' has been available in Minnesota stores (purchased on 10/17/17).
One of the better coconut porter beers. By my side-by-side comparison, the beer can be aged a little, but a year of refrigerator storage has not resulted in a better or more interesting beer. Drink reasonably fresh.

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Photo of MizzouBrew
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz, can into a Schlafly tulip with a fairly hard pour. Pours near black with a 1/2 thick dark tan head that sticks around for a couple minutes. Smells of coconut and chocolate. Tastes smooth and silky with lingering coconut, and not really sweet at all (whereas the Schlafly toasted coconut stout is sweet). Great beer for all the mounds lovers. Bought a 4-pack and glad I did.

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Photo of buzzedup
4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wjbent
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BoodahMoogle
4.61/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerKnurd94
4.77/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vlt_for_beer
4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of _nickg_
3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Frudel
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned splited 2 ways. A "Coca-Cola" looking beverage, with a small foamy head that disappears quite fast.

Aroma is you can guess it, a lot of coconut, roasted malt, chocolate.

Roasted choconut with a hint of vanilla, some sweetness, not too much, oily mouthfeel, almost like you got a fresh cracked coconut.

Very good one!

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Photo of OldeGolde
3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A pleasant surprise that I picked up a single can as an impulse buy at the register. Packaged last November, but 8 months later it seems totally fresh. This is a mad drinkable, housable, sipable, and crunchable coconut porter. Plenty of malty porter flav, thick yet smooth in the mouth, with a heavy coconut flavor on the tip of the tongue that disappears immediately as you coast off into toasty malt town.

Could def house a few of these bad boys! CHEERS!

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Photo of amano_h
3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not that you care of course, but I'm deathly allergic to coconuts; even the coconut water they sell at the gym make my extremities bloat up and makes me nauseous, so the title "Death by Coconut" seems somewhat appropriate both anecdotally and contextually for a brew that oozes coconut from start to finish.

Whereas my physiological inability to consume raw coconut and (most) coconut-based products has incepted (in a Hollywood sense) an irrational fear or an inkling to avoid it at all costs, I've found out in recent years that for some reason beers which use coconut as an adjunct ingredient do not seem to trigger the same reaction that Almond Joy, Thai Curry, and Bullet Proof Coffee seem to on my innate immune system -- else my obituary would have without a doubt read "Death by Coconut."

This brew smells like death. And by death I mean there is so much coconut packed in to the small can that each aromatic molecule that escapes the aluminum prison where the dark amber liquid is held seemingly throws water balloons packed with coconut water at your face. There's a strong wax-like almost artificial quality that quickly follows the initial coconut flood which I assume is a side product of desiccation and maybe toasting (the skin?) but the coconut impact in this beer is neither subtle nor temporary; about 25 minutes after pouring into the glass the smell of death still lingered within the glass.

The sensation on the palate is slightly more complex than that of the nose. Hints of cocoa, brown sugar, vanilla, and a wee bit of roasted malts come to the rescue after the tidal wave of white death decimates all that stands in its way. The secondary flavors are regrettably faint but sufficient to provide depth to what could otherwise be an outstandingly one-dimensional beer. The sensation of coconut on the tongue is neither as rich nor as intense as it was on the nose; the best way to put it would probably be that where the coconut on the nose reminded me more of artificial coconuts, the flavor on the tongue seems to be closer to what you'd expect from the beige ball of death with a straw drilled into the top that tourists can't seem to stay away from when visiting exotic locales.

Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel; textbook oily and slick texture. A restrained but pleasant amount of carbonation typical of the style, even though I have no idea what makes this brew an "Irish" Porter as opposed to just a "Porter" or a "Coconut Chocolate Porter." But then again the can reads "Pass Dash Hit" on top, so I guess I won't question Oskar Blue's cannabinoid logic.

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Photo of Blackop555
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown. Foamy, short, light brown head that lasts shortly.

Smells strong toasted coconut, roasted malt and dark chocolate.

Tastes coconut and dark chocolate. Followed by roasted malt and light earthy. Finish is dry with roast and coconut linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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

Photo of brentk56
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: The fudge colored liquid is capped by an inch of tan foam; the head fades away to a film but leaves a few strands behind

Smell: Dark chocolate, modest roast and, oh that coconut

Taste: Somewhat roasty, with dark chocolate and black bread tones building; the coconut arrives in the middle, but doesn't taste as good as it smells; the finish is dry, with a hint of black licorice and the coconut lingers

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I realize this is an Irish Porter so there are some elements that are true to that style; still, the strength of the chocolate and the concept of the adjunct leaves me expecting more of a nod to the American style when it comes to the mouthfeel and the power of the flavors - I wind up looking for the beer I smelled in the aroma

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Photo of toscanoigor
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bobrking
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a one finger off white to tan foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Stringy lacing spider webs for a bit and then dips into the beer at a nice pace. The smell had a luscious sweet coconut rolling over roasted coffee and cocoa bean. Dark and milk chocolate combine together underneath. The taste was mainly sweet through the coconut with a light amount of bitter to slight roast of the cocoa to coffee aspect sliding in for the balance. Dry roasty aftertaste and a light dry roasty to super slight coconut finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable feel to it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing the roasty to semi-sweet feel to hit my tongue but over step its bounds. Overall, I tend to be fussy with Oskar Blues offerings, but this one, hot damn guys! Uh...yeah and a half!

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Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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