Steph’s New Brew Review: Death By Coconut

Steph’s New Brew Review: Death By Coconut

Oskar Blues Brewery Death By Coconut,  6.5% ABV Irish Porter

Appearance Deep, dark brown with a thick tan head.
Aroma Coconut, dark chocolate, and roasty malts.
Taste Dark chocolate covered coconut.
Mouthfeel Medium-bodied; light carbonation.
Overall A candybar in a glass.

Oskar Blues Brewery, based in Lyons, Colorado, was founded by Dick Dale Katechis in 1997.

Oskar Blues is credited with being the “first released canned craft beer in the United States” with the release of Dale’s Pale Ale in November 2002.

In 2012 they began using resealable aluminum containers for craft beer. They are the largest brewery in the United States that does not use glass bottles.

In 2012 they expanded their operations and opened a satellite brewery in Brevard, North Carolina, which has the capacity to brew up to 120,000 barrels. The east coast location is an easy 30 minute drive from downtown Asheville, and the brewery is open for tours.

In 2013, Oskar Blues founded the CAN’d Aid Foundation, a nonprofit public charity offering grassroots grants to those making a difference in the areas of community, the environment, music, and more.

Death by Coconut is a fall seasonal from Oskar Blues, an easy-drinking beer brewed with Cholaca, which is a form of pure liquid chocolate that contains only three ingredients: cacao, water and coconut sugar. Cholaca adds a rich and smooth chocolate touch.

Death By Coconut offers intense fresh cacao flavors and popping coconut aromas. The semi-sweet porter base is made from large amounts of dark chocolate and extra dark caramel malt. Death by Coconut won the 2014 GABF Silver Medal in the Chocolate Beer category.

This limited release specialty brew will only be around for a short time. The beer is available nationally in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans and on tap in some locations. It will also be available in 19.2-ounce cans Colorado and North Carolina.

Wanna pick this one up? Use Oskar Blues’ Beer Finder!
Check out… this video from the 2nd Burning CAN Festival back in July!

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