Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout | Wynkoop Brewing Company

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Rocky Mountain Oyster StoutRocky Mountain Oyster Stout
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3.66/5
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Rocky Mountain Oyster StoutRocky Mountain Oyster Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wynkoop Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
wynkoop.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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 STATS
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
124
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 124
Reviews by Knapp85:
Photo of Knapp85
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cervezango
4.65/5  rDev +27%
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

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Photo of Bru-Dog
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Shippy
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a growler. Black with a light brown head. Light aromas of chocolate, molasses, and some roastiness. Sweet taste to start with milk chocolate, slight coffee, finishes with light bitterness. Feel is very smooth and a bit juicy, not much carbonation. Overall a good stout, sweet and smooth.

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Photo of Bartpatton
3.16/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Chilmer
3.19/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Metalsnota
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JISurfer
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can (from 2 pack, of course). Pours dark brown black with a smallish fizzy dark brown head that goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet fudgy bakers chocolate and some roast with maybe a hint of salt.

The flavor is sweet fudgy chocolate with some acidic roast and a bit of saltiness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, chocolate salty balls! Surprisingly good, but a bit too sweet.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

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Photo of cfh64
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of deereless
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of bennetj17
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of nickfl
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of macrosmatic
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of GilGarp
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

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Photo of Beer-Zombie
3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drinkin this at the brewery!!!
What started as a joke, ended up with the Wynkoop brewmaster actually using bull's testicles in this stout. Pours up black, nice off white lacing. Aroma is standard dark toasty malts. Flavor is a hint of vanilla, dark chocolate, and this little kiss of oddity up front I can't put my finger on. Guessing its...the balls. Full bodied. Smooth and easy carbo. Interesting beer

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Photo of biboergosum
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Photo of MinorThreat
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of supa0525
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Haybeerman
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of LordofTime25
3.21/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout from Wynkoop Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 124 ratings