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Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout - Wynkoop Brewing Company

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 12
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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Andrew61923

California

2.43/5  rDev -33.2%

Poured from a hand-stamped (and maybe filled it seems) can into my Gandhi Bot tulip. Let it warm up for a few minutes before reviewing.

A: Pours a great dark brown with a finger's worth of tan head that dissipates slowly to a thin layer. Some deep ruby red on the edges when held up to the light. Off to a good start.

S: Something's not right here. For a beer whose reviews note the roastiness of the malts, I'm picking up on dark fruit notes, specifically prunes. When I really search for it, I get a touch of chocolate, but not much beyond that.

T: Vinegar up front, which gives away to more of the dark fruits and that same hint of chocolate. I'm guessing that's a hint of what should have been. Disappointing to say the least.

M: I don't even want to take another sip to get a better judgment of the mouthfeel. The carbonation is a bit too high, though the viscosity isn't too bad. Not exactly redeeming.

O: My buddy got this directly from the brewery and I'm guessing this was a prototype can. I can only hope that the cans that went out for distribution and wider sales were improved in canning conditions because this obviously got oxygenated. I'm a believer in reviewing the beer as consumed, but I wouldn't think twice to try it again if I saw it to see if this truly was a fluke.

05-10-2013 02:32:40 | More by Andrew61923
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beernads

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

07-03-2013 08:08:27 | More by beernads
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

05-19-2013 00:17:54 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Elicoleman

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-28-2014 06:59:15 | More by Elicoleman
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-24-2013 16:24:31 | More by MinorThreat
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-28-2013 23:58:04 | More by mwbrady12
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Twig2848

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-16-2014 20:24:37 | More by Twig2848
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pinnser

Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-24-2013 00:52:37 | More by pinnser
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LordofTime25

Iowa

3.19/5  rDev -12.4%

Just an average Stout. Nothing special in the flavor or nose. Wouldn't go out of your way to try unless your looking for something out of the ordinary with shock factor. Definitely not one of Wynkoop's best. Which is weird since they make some amazing beer.

11-21-2013 12:30:04 | More by LordofTime25
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-15-2013 03:40:48 | More by GRG1313
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

11-24-2013 05:50:39 | More by ucsbmullet
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duff247

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-18-2013 04:24:36 | More by duff247
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-13-2014 00:57:05 | More by ZachT
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Rihup

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

08-24-2013 02:15:29 | More by Rihup
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Weas

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

11-13-2013 07:07:33 | More by Weas
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GetTheYayo

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-13-2013 03:43:14 | More by GetTheYayo
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

12-13-2013 05:36:04 | More by XmnwildX12
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blakelive784

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -8%

12 fl oz can served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a thick, deep, opaque chocolate color with a finger of mocha colored thin head that leaves no lacing. Retention is awful but expected as the can opened without even a hiss.

S - Sweet milk chocolates open over the restrained roasted malt body. The depth of the chocolate notes are surprising and pleasant. Salty/mineral notes are evident. Heavy cream and a certain woody quality are buried.

T - Milk chocolate, cocoa and a plum note I'd not found in the nose dominate. Roasted and chocolate malts form the body. Assertively bitter and a touch salty on the finish, nicely balancing the sweet chocolates. Having had rocky mountain oysters, I'd never guess them as the secret ingredient, but I enjoy the earthy roasted flavors they contribute. The balance is much better than I'd guessed based on the nose.

M - Medium bodied. Definitely thinner than I'd like. Smooth with low carbonation.

D - A good stout with some unique qualities. Not particularly great, but I'm glad I tried it.

06-04-2013 00:29:53 | More by blakelive784
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supa0525

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-11-2013 19:30:08 | More by supa0525
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-13-2014 17:15:01 | More by sgttibbs
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FalconA

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-14-2013 22:31:51 | More by FalconA
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-16-2014 21:00:31 | More by atlbravsrno1
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fishmich

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-17-2013 22:29:43 | More by fishmich
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-04-2014 14:52:59 | More by jaydoc
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Bushwacker393

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-04-2014 23:04:08 | More by Bushwacker393
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Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout from Wynkoop Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.