Death By King Cake
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Style:
American Porter
Ranked #974
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #37,616
Avg:
3.56 | pDev: 6.74%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
18
From:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
 
Colorado, United States
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One-off
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Notes: Anyone can be king for a day with Death By King Cake. Inspired by the traditional Mardi Gras treat, this decadent white porter is brewed with vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa nibs, orange peels and pecans. Plastic baby not included.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 18 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of chinchill
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Pour Taproom in Greenville SC.
Pours with an uncharacteristic amber colored body.
Not sure why this "white porter" can be called a porter but I'll ignore that in my ratings.
It has lots of spicy additives but these have been added judiciously ; they mix harmoniously and are not overpowering.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Copper colored with excellent clarity. There’s a fingernail of off white around the rim and covering two thirds of the top. The nose is busy with orange peel, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg. I’m tasting cinnamon, pecans, vanilla, orange, and cacao. The mouth is light and unobtrusive.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark gold color with light carbonation and thin lacing.

S - Has a vegetable-like smell with some orange and pecans.

T - Cake is the underlying base along with some pecans, and a little bit of vanilla. Finishes on the sweet side and the flavors come across as artificial.

M - Thick body and slick, sugar sticky on the lips.

O - Glad to have tried this, it's an odd one.

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Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear dark golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of orange peels are present in the nose along with notes of pecans and hints of vanilla.
T: The taste has flavors of orange peels along with notes of nutmeg and pecans and hints of vanilla with underlying notes of Angel cake-like dough. There is a slight amount of sweetness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer was a lot lighter than I expected but had an interesting mix of aromas and smells from the variety of ingredients that were used. In some aspects, it was like drinking a white stout, although with a lighter body (hence the porter).

Serving type: can

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Photo of JustinSlo
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Can. Overall the flavor comes in quite subtle for the description given of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cacao bites, orange peel and pecans. I get mostly cinnamon and orange. The fee is a very nice thick carbonation. Overall worth the try, would like to sample it on tap but won’t go hunting for it.

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Death By King Cake from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 18 ratings