Death By Coconut - Rum Barrel-Aged | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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4.14/5
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118 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
118
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
14
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Rammed96
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keepnitrl
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap December 2018 and clocks in at 10%

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Photo of pagriley
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2017 Vintage, Share 10/20/18 Smooth. Thanks Hashim!

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Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap. 2016 version. Light tan head. Black color.

Porter body. Big rum flavor. Has a charred flavor. Chocolate and very faint coconut. Maybe it has faded. Something feels a little off here as it has a slight burnt rubber flavor. It’s okay.

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Photo of GetTheYayo
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours an opaque fudge color with a one inch tan head that retains well before turning into a ringlet; a few strands of lacing

Smell: The rum is strong, here, along with milk chocolate, caramel and coconut

Taste: Roasty, up front, with chocolate and caramel tones building; the rum barrel arrives, through the middle and persists into the finish, with the coconut becoming more prominent, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Enjoyed this beer as it does a good job with two difficult adjuncts - coconut and rum barrel treatment

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Photo of AuntBea
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattreitz49
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerbom
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tony210
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours fairly dark with a light tan head that fizzles out quickly. Hugs rum aroma - like you are sniffing a glass of Caribbean aged rum. Some chololate and coconut in the background. First taste is big rum barrel, coconut, some chocolate, sweet molasses, touch of vanilla extract. Finish is remnescient of a combination of: Malibu rum, coconut suntan lotion, pina coloda flavored BuzzBall. Slightly artificial, but not too much. Carbonation is a little fizzy. Light to medium bodied. Overall I definitely enjoyed this beer and would gladly drink it again. It is interesting, as it is not an imperial version, and it has roughly the same body as it's non barrel aged version, so I am not sure where the abv comes from. It clearly tastes like it sat in a rum barrel for an extended period of time. It also tastes as if there were still a large amount of rum still in the barrel when they dumped the beer in, thus giving it the 11.5%abv. I love it nonetheless.

2/13/18
19.2 oz can - thanks for the trade Bo!
4.25 rating

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Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeneralBurden
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap dark black with a creamy lacing. Picking up rum and coconut smell and taste. Dark cocoa and coconut lingers on the finish. Mouthfeel is thin and creamy.
Rum brings the alcohol heat which imparts a warmth throughout the body. A smooth buzz from a tasty beverage.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Whoa Nelly! The rum aroma is heavy. Pours dark like an espresso with head that reminds me of crema on a latte, except this quickly reduces down to near nothing. Nose hits with the rum and coconut. Taste like a coffee with coconut flavoring. This is a great beer that no where near drinks like 11.5%.

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Photo of jlindros
3.55/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light fizzy head, pitch black beer, light lacing

Nose loads of fake coconut, and tons of rum, like parrot bay rum, little cocoa

Taste big rum like tons of spiced rum and coconut rum, little cocoa, thin malt, big rummy alcohol,
Mouth is thinner watery, boozy, decent carb

Overall eh, liked it at first but then it's not great

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coconut and rum are usually the stuff of the Caribbean, but with a lush porter as its soul, the strong and dark ale of Oskar Blues take on a decidedly Colorado tone.

The rum barrel aged version of Death By Coconut carries a masculine garnet brown austere, faintly hazed and capped with a quite but confident creme-like froth. Decadence exudes as the sweet and sultry scent of dark sugars mingle with chocolate, a spiced rum tingle and an overall fragrance of sun tanning oil. Those dark sugars are woven together with the savory sweetness of molasses, brown sugar and toffee to much the delight of the initial palate.

As the middle palate is awash with the bold sweetness of the porter, its dark coffee, cocoa, pecan, and molasses flavors swirl in intoxicating fashion. Coconut glides across the tastebuds bringing its nuances of vanilla, cream and an overall nougat and malted milk candy character. Light on bitterness, a hint of marzipan, nutty and coffee flavors come with a malty sweet finish.

Rich, full and unapologetically decadent, the beer finish and trails into a long and sweet finish that it begins with. This continuation means that the ale is simple and dedicated to its flavors but lacking in the complexity and development department. The spice of rum, nutmeg and cinnamon surround the coconut into a long and savory afterglow.

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Photo of qcbrewer
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billydrinksbeer
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Death By Coconut - Rum Barrel-Aged from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 118 ratings