Monday, 16 May 2016
Queen City Craft--Death By Coconut
Death By Coconut is an Irish porter flavoured with both coconut and chocolate. DBC comes from Longmont, Colorado, where it is crafted by Oskar Blues Brewery. The beer comes in 355mL cans and clocks in at a portly 6.5% alcohol.
This beer packs a hefty coconut aroma that pretty much dominates the light chocolate tone. The flavour plays in the opposite direction, with a bitter chocolate vibe towering over some coconut foothills--fine by me, since I'd take chocolate over coconut any day. This beer is more than just choco and coco, as there is a nice roasted malt quality and a decent hops charge to close things out.
As I expected, this beer was a bit too sweet for me, but it was undeniably enjoyable. This stuff makes an excellent dessert beer--one that would be well matched to chocolate or fruity sweets.
Rating: 8.0 out of 10.