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Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout - Wynkoop Brewing Company

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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 11
Gots: 10 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

jpd7374, Monday at 06:18 PM
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Haybeerman, Oct 13, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, sold in yer finer Denver-area liquor stores in two-packs. Yeah, it took me more than the standard beat to get the extension of the inherent joke when presented with this little factoid.

This beer pours a solid, light-destroying black hole, with two chubby fingers of densely foamy, and generally creamy dark beige (ok, 'brown') head, which leaves some low rocky shoreline lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of roasted, somewhat meaty (yup!) caramel malt, wet salted, um, bread, black licorice, milky dark coffee, muddled black fruit, and an earthy, leafy hop bitterness. The taste is more savoury smoked caramel and ethereal meatiness, mildly tart dark orchard fruit (bruised apple, plum, and dates), lactic-acid laced coffee grounds, cocoa powder, and woodsy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is present, but only doled out in supportive and structural amounts, the body a stocky medium-full weight, a tad sticky, but smooth once you get used to it, y'know? It finishes on the sweet side, the chocolaty caramel malt having shed a fair bit of its roasty and gamey notes, preferring now to deal with lingering hops and turtling alcohol.

A challenging Yankee stout with rock-solid gonads - it's got everything going on that any typically roasted and well-made chocolate stout does, but the marketing has to go and fuck with you just a bit further. Ah well. Up here, north of 49, and just east of the Rockies, the eponymous treat is referred to as prairie oysters, and you're more likely to find them in the fried format, if at all.

biboergosum, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

indy351, Oct 07, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

kscaldef, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Bru-Dog, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

lysergicdream, Oct 06, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +6.6%

DLSheidy, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Robloc303, Sep 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Elicoleman, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

iL0VEbeer, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Bushwacker393, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

SadMachine, Jul 31, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
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
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

DerwinWentworth, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout from Wynkoop Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.