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Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout - Wynkoop Brewing Company

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 19
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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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

BDeibs, Apr 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

ironchefmiyagi13, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pour is opaque dark brown with a beige bubbly head. Nose is clean roast, chocolate, molasses, and a hint of nuttiness (no seriously). Taste is very big, strong roasted barley and lots of rich chocolate fudge, again there is a roasted almond flavor towards the back of the palate and a hint of sweetness. Relatively thick viscous body but falls off a touch in the finish. The roast lingers. I was terrified but actually pretty decent.

cpetrone84, Feb 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jaydoc, Feb 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of GilGarp
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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3.25/5  rDev -11%

ucsbmullet, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

thebigredone, Nov 23, 2013
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3.19/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

LordofTime25, Nov 21, 2013
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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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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Weas, Nov 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Gusmotel, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

KevinmusPrime, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

BeerMeColorado, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

TheRealDBCooper, Oct 27, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Beer Advocate’s ucsbmullet
Price: N/A
Purchased: Received it on Oct. 10, 2013
Consumed: Oct. 18, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Thanks to Nick for the chance to try this.

Poured an almost pitch black color with two fingers of almost reddish tan head that dissipated surprisingly quickly. Almost no lacing along the sides of the glass on the way down. Minimal retention on the top.

Smelled deep notes of tobacco, coffee beans, toffee, caramel, raisin, dates, roasted nuts and faint plum.

Tasted altogether a bit better than the smell. Got caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, chocolate syrup, Irish whiskey (I think), light coffee notes, nutty, dates and raisins.

Full body. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Long, warming finish. This just kept getting better. Alcohol was well hidden. Definitely the best part of the beer.

A very nice stout that just kept getting better as it went down. I’d definitely have it again.

BucannonXC5, Oct 21, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up during my recent visit to The Old Lady in CANorado in furtherance of The CANQuest (TM) and they certainly do not shy away from references to its origins, either in terms of the label or its reviews. I see no reason to do so, either. I raise my glass in salute to my fallen SOA brother, Kip "Half Sack" Epps, since I also lost one of mine, albeit to torsion at the tender age of 15 y/o. The old lady CAN take no credit for this one as it was all about the boys.

From the CAN: "Wynkoop's Even Smaller Batch Series"; "A luscious, uniquely ballsy stout with notes of roasted barley, coffee and nuts."

My Crack produced a spurt of gooey goodness that splashed on my cheek. Oh my! This CAN was brimful and a bit of premature ejaculation was to be expected. I had two fingers of deep-tan head with good retention following a faux-cascading action. Color was a deep, inky brown (SRM = 44) with ZERO light penetration. Nose smelled of dark chocolate; dried, dark fruits and a nutty quality that put me in mind of a Cadbury Fruit & Nut Bar. Shame on me! Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was initially smoky, if not burnt, followed by dried dark fruits and toasted nuts. Wow. Finish was semi-dry, very smoky, slightly salty. I CANnot say that I am nuts about this beer, but as a novelty, I will put almost anything in my mouth.

woodychandler, Oct 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

mpenning13, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

acurtis, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Yeti1979, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

ldhughes3, Sep 29, 2013
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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
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

MinorThreat, Aug 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Rihup, Aug 24, 2013
Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout from Wynkoop Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.