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Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout - Wynkoop Brewing Company

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Wynkoop Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A meaty foreign-style stout, Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout is made with Colorado base malts, roasted barley, seven specialty malts, Styrian Goldings hops, and 25 pounds of freshly sliced and roasted bull testicles.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 03-31-2013)
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Photo of cervezango
4.66/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

this was a surprisingly great beer, It has a nice smoked meat flavor, reminiscent of some of the great London porters i've had. best stout I've had in a long time. not gross or weird tasting at all.
If you can find a two pack, buy it.
yes, it comes in two packs because because ball jokes are hilarious

cervezango, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of rolandboy
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

rolandboy, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

cornpone, May 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Robloc303, Tuesday at 03:32 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

BDeibs, Apr 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

nickfl, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of mfnmbvp
4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl oz. can, with no apparent canned on or freshness date present. I ordered four cans of this beer along with four cans of Wynkoop Silverback Pale Ale and four cans of Wynkoop Rail Yard Ale from LetsPour.com. Clearly this is the most exciting beer of the package, and I'm stoked to have it in my grasp.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a "meaty" dark opaque brown colored body with about two fingers of creamy mocha / tan colored head. Head recedes, leaving a few thick rings of fluffy mocha lace.

S - Smell is slightly strange, and unsuspected. But then again, I wasn't exactly expecting normality with this one. Definitely some roasty malt notes, whipped chocolate cream, some smoke. A hint of tart dark fruits and some nutty wine-like characteristics. Smells pretty damn amazing, when it comes down to it.

T - Taste follows the nose: some dark roasty malts, barley, chocolate, cream, some smoke / char flavor, lots of tart dark fruits like figs & cherries, red grapes, some testicle. Okay, just kidding, there's no testicle taste present. Fairly surprising, and is bound to exceed your expectations of what you think this will be like. There is seriously a lot going on here.

M - Feel is lightly tart / sour with some bitter roast clinging to the palate. Ideal carbonation.

Overall, what started out as a joke and a play on words turned into something quite good. Definitely the best of the three beers by Wynkoop Brewing Co. that I have tried, and it is definitely a beer I would get again, given the opportunity. Highly recommended, if you can get your hands on it.

Wynkoop Brewing Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout ---4/5.

mfnmbvp, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of Phelps
4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Luscious, luxurious-looking liquid. Thick and creamy, the midnight-black ink in the glass is topped with a quarter-inch of mahogany foam.

Salted caramel, milk chocolate, toasted bread, more than a little dark fruit, figgy. A hint of smoke. Something savory deep in the background, like a good steak, umami.

Nice smokiness. A bit of coffee, sweet cream, cocoa powder, earthy hop bite, ethanol, pork chops, finish of raisins, coffee beans, cocoa and booze. Vanilla bean. Again, a subtle savory note.

Heavy cream in the mouth. Thick body like melted chocolate, rich, more than mild bitterness. Tiny bubbles pepper the tongue; alcohol burns it.

A superb stout even without its ballsy adjunct.

Phelps, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a very deep brown color. The head is brown with not much retention. There is a very light scattered lacing. The smell of the beer Is roasted slightly sweet smelling with a spicy dark fruit essence. The taste of the beer has a good amount of malt, chocolate and a subtly saltiness. This Yates similar to some Russian Imperials. The mouthfeel is smooth, moderate carbonation and creamy. Overall I can't say that I can taste the testicles that are brewed into this beer but it's still a pretty good stout. I'm really glad I got to try this. It might be a novelty but this is a pretty solid brew.

Knapp85, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ummm.... I guess it takes a lot of balls to make a Stout like this?!

Opaque dark chocolate in color, the beer pours with a dense blanket of foam over a depth of darkness beneath. Mocha brown in its color, the beer laces with random islands of foam. It's really not "tested" by lack of head or color.

The initial scent is spot-on chocolate milk. Firm but not over the top with roast character, the scent of latte, chicory, dark wood and heavy cream fill the nose along with a wild gamy scent. Lightly minerally, the aromas conclude with masculine-stripped sense.

And then in taste, there's the bittersweet chocolate, nuts, heavy toast and whipping cream affirms the taste of chocolate milkshakes. Softer coffee taste is mildly burnt, toffee-like, and of toasted gains. I clap of iron gives the beer a taste of game, copper and earthen wood. In its balance, the beer may lean a little to the left.

Much more viscous that I would have liked for a beer that discloses so much about it's ingredients- the heavy cream effect in thick and chewy. Notions of deviled ham spread comes to mind. But a long stronghold of texture has a slight late release of malty-dryness, moderate alcohol warmth, and a metallic punch that lands squarely below the waist.

I gotta say that I would have really gotten into the beer if the label hadn't reminded me so much about its "secret" ingredient. Those affirmations make me look for nuances to criticize. But with its gout-enducing character, it begs for a pairing with lamb fries, deer jerky, steamed mussels, and head cheese. I'm not sure we needed to learn so much about the "nuts" 'n bolts about the beer.

I'll be honest: I don't think I want a beer that's made with bull testicles to be this thick or rich.

BEERchitect, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this started as an april fools joke a few years back, youtube the video, but now it is a reality, and its quite good. real sliced and roasted bull testicles in this. I expected it to be greasy in feel, but really its not, just soft bodied and satisfying. the color is like a cup of joe, with just a small mocha head. the nose is rally roasty, coffee too, but a lot of nearly burnt barley. touch of bitter chocolate as well, and a certain meaty quality, not like rauchbier, or even the maple bacon stuff, not smoked at all, just hearty I guess. the taste is just like the nose, but the smoothness of the flavors blending together and the velvety texture of the beer itself are notable, surprising even. I don't pick out the rocky mountain oysters themselves here specifically, but their collective impact on the final product is obvious. I have to give wynkoop all the credit in the world for actually going through with this, and having it be a beer that is so darn good to boot. mad props yo. also, clever two pack cans... hehe

StonedTrippin, Nov 15, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz ban served chilled into a shaker pint glass.

Rocky Mountain oyster Stout is a very dark brown with a thin crema colored head.

Aroma is full of rich roasted malt and dark roast coffee beans.

Flavor is sweet up front with a milk stout character. It has good bitterness from the roasted malts and a hint of mineral or slightly metallic note.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and nicely carbonated with good balance and drinkability.

Overall a good stout but it's hard not to think about the nuts that went into making it.

GilGarp, Dec 13, 2013
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Wynkoop Brewing Company Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout

Poured from a 12 can into a Nonick pint glass. Served chilled.

A) This pours out like motor oil. Thick and chewy looking. Black brew with a very thin dark tan head. This settles to a collar.

S) Nice roasted barley. Hints of coffee and dark chocolate. A pleasant sweetness. I'm not getting much of the bull testicles in the aroma.

T) Really quite nice. The chocolate is more present in the flavor. Nice mocha cafe aftertaste. Still not picking up bull testicles, although I don't have much of a bull ball baseline to go off of here. For the most part this follows the nose.

M) A solid medium bodied brew with lighter carbonation. This brew was super smooth and mouth coating. Not sure how bull testicles effect mouthfeel.

O) Clearly the fact this is brewed with bull testicles is marketing. Really, this is a damn fine stout. I'd go for this again.

RoamingGnome, Today at 01:04 AM
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
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Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout from Wynkoop Brewing Company
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