Beer Review: Oskar Blues Death By Coconut

A rather interesting concoction from Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont, Colorado: an Irish Porter with coconut extract and chocolate malt. It weighs in at 6.5% ABV and 25 IBU. Not really a heavyweight but not light on flavor by any stretch of the imagination.

Pours a dark brown color with a tan head that recedes fairly quickly. Heavy coconut aroma up front with a little chocolate undertone; very aromatic. Flavor is almost like a liquid Mounds candy bar – very assertive sweet coconut flavor with dark chocolate. Slight caramel malt and delicate hop bitterness. Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Drinks very easily and smoothly and you could easily polish off the 4-pack in a sitting.

This was a very pleasant beer that was almost like a dessert in and of itself. I really did enjoy this rather unique and tasty brew. Rating: 4/5.

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