Death By Coconut
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
Robust Porter
Ranked #5
Ranked #3,717
4.17 | pDev: 8.39%
Dec 02, 2022
Mar 27, 2014
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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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Rated: 3.83 by HarryPotHead from Maryland

Dec 02, 2022
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Meh!!! Not a bad experience but not one I would seek out again!! Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass, this beer looks pretty good. Features a dense brown color, a medium sized foamy tan head and some lacing on the glass. Head retention is better than average. Aroma is the best part, the coconut is well done and dominates the nose. As far as the taste goes, there is little of any "Porter" aspect. The coconut dominates with the chocolate kicking in and there is very little malt presence, either toasted or bready. It is basically a slightly sweet coconut beer. Not much porter in the mouthfeel either, basically a sweet, smooth, fairly light-bodied brew. The coconut was fine on the nose but took up too much of the flavor to make this a good Porter
Dec 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11/23/22 12 oz can from mix 6 from Washington Beer Store.

Very dark brown, bordering on black.

Definite coconut with a buttery undertone on nose. Molasses as well.

Cocoa, buttery, COCONUT, molasses with a metallic finish.

Very smooth mouthfeel and the right amount of carbonation. Lash liked this better than i did.
Nov 23, 2022
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Reviewed by datstankadank from New Jersey

1.43/5  rDev -65.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
another beer targeting kids imo. this beer really, really, really sucks. always a good laugh seeing how unsweetened beers get horrible reviews on here, while absolute sickly rotgut like this gets overwhelmingly high ratings. u know they're just saying it's good because someone else did. anyway, they call this an irish porter. yikes. Beeradvocate has it under robust porter. That's like labeling a AB INbev budweiser into the category of 'helles'. This adjunct ale should be looked at for what it is. Alcopop. Not recommended.
Oct 31, 2022
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.52/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Dark brown pour, small khaki head, some moderate lacing. Nose gets some coconut, chocolate some coffee. Flavors matched the aroma, coconut heavy. Not bad but I'd most likely pass on it again.
Oct 23, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by jchanley from Illinois

Oct 23, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by Jcreek from Illinois

Oct 23, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by not2quick from Missouri

Oct 13, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.35 by Jmsteff77

Apr 16, 2022
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Rated by flgimp from Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Mar 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.54 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 08, 2022
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Reviewed by BigBoozer

4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
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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Rated by jbolger from Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
12/17/21 Disappointing. Expected rich chocolate coconut flavor. Thin, artificial. Not sweet. Better as it warms but over rated.
Dec 18, 2021
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dec 17, 2021
Rated: 4.14 by BLPasch from Michigan

Dec 15, 2021
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Reviewed by martytc from New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
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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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.6 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Dec 01, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by MGibbons from Maryland

Nov 26, 2021
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Rated by Manta200 from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Single can from Party Town
Bold notes of coconut and chocolate, love it.
Nov 21, 2021
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Reviewed by csheridan from Illinois

4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.6 by cindiwindi1025 from Michigan

Nov 13, 2021
Rated: 4.47 by Meddwol from Michigan

Nov 11, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by Luckydog91 from Texas

Oct 29, 2021
Rated: 4.08 by tpauer from New Hampshire

Oct 24, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Oct 23, 2021
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.21 by arc3636 from Kansas

Sep 01, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Spike from England

4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.04 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Apr 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.06 by FadetoBock from Canada (AB)

Mar 13, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by DarrellK from Florida

Mar 01, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by hester7 from Texas

Mar 01, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by samEBC from Belgium

Feb 28, 2021
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