Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout
Wynkoop Brewing Company

Rocky Mountain Oyster StoutRocky Mountain Oyster Stout
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Wynkoop Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Foreign / Export Stout
3.64 | pDev: 10.16%
Feb 03, 2021
Mar 31, 2013
Rocky Mountain Oyster StoutRocky Mountain Oyster Stout
Notes: Wynkoop’s rule-breaking and uniquely indigenous foreign-style stout. Made with Colorado base malts, roasted barley, seven specialty grains, “steerian” golding hops, and freshly roasted bull testicles (aka Rocky mountain oysters). Deep flavors of chocolate, coffee, roasted grains, and nuts. Yes, nuts. Six balls per barrel.
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Ratings by Knapp85:
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  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.
Mar 31, 2013
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Feb 03, 2021
Rated: 3 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Jan 18, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by Bandi from New York

Aug 25, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On-tap at Wynkoop Brewing Company, Denver, CO

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a thin tan colored head that left a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of dark malts are present in the nose along with hints of licorice.
T: The taste has flavors of dark and chocolate malts along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little slick on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer was easy to drink for a stout that was quite malty.

Serving type: on-tap
Aug 25, 2019
Rated: 3.78 by BFCarr from New Jersey

Jun 13, 2019
Rated: 3.63 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

May 03, 2019
Rated: 3.19 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 25, 2018
Rated: 3.16 by Bartpatton from Texas

Nov 24, 2017
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Ink black in a goblet; only head is a thin ring of foam around the edge of the glass. Standard roasted grain smell; mild bitter chocolate. Fine dark malt sweetness; nice combination of dark grain sweetness; dark pitted fruits like dates and figs; low-key hop bitterness.

Oyster. How does one describe that? Especially Rocky Mountain oysters?? Well, earthy isn't out of the question. Simply stated, this is an earthy, rich and tasty stout. Don't read anything into my statement. This is an excellent foreign-styled stout (with an intriguing mystery ingredient - three balls per barrel per the brewery's notes).

My suggestion - just try it. Damn fine...
Jun 07, 2017
Rated: 3.78 by Lebowskied from Texas

Jan 24, 2016
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Reviewed by Shippy from Colorado

3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
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.
Dec 01, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by GTJayG from Georgia

Nov 07, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by rwilde from Ohio

Sep 24, 2015
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 FL OZ can
Served in a snifter

It pours black as pitch. It is topped with a rich, dark brown head that leaves little lacing.

I get aromas of coffee, chocolate, anise, and dark fruit.

The taste begins with chocolate and coffee. Then come flavors of dark fruit and just a hint of anise.

Full mouthfeel

This is actually a good stout once you get passed the novelty aspect. It pours beautifully and has rich, deep flavors and aromas. I would drink this beer again.
Jun 11, 2015
Rated: 3.12 by Vinithing from Wisconsin

Mar 25, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Mar 16, 2015
Rated: 3.81 by RobinLee from Wisconsin

Mar 16, 2015
Rated: 3.84 by gppittjk

Mar 05, 2015
Rated: 3.6 by wethorseblanket from California

Feb 26, 2015
Rated: 3.53 by Summer92 from Mississippi

Jan 31, 2015
Rated: 4 by Lare453 from Florida

Jan 11, 2015
Rated: 4 by 2013beer101 from Colorado

Dec 03, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by jpd7374 from Pennsylvania

Oct 20, 2014
Rated: 3 by Haybeerman from Colorado

Oct 13, 2014
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

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.
Oct 08, 2014
Rated: 4 by indy351 from Indiana

Oct 07, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by kscaldef from Oregon

Oct 07, 2014
Rated: 4 by Bru-Dog from Virginia

Oct 06, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by lysergicdream from Colorado

Oct 06, 2014
Rated: 3.88 by DLSheidy from Pennsylvania

Oct 03, 2014
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Reviewed by RoamingGnome from Wisconsin

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.
Sep 20, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Robloc303 from Colorado

Sep 16, 2014
Rated: 3 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Aug 28, 2014
Rated: 4 by iL0VEbeer from New Jersey

Aug 12, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Bushwacker393 from Illinois

Aug 05, 2014
Rated: 4 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jul 31, 2014
Rated: 4 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Jul 28, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by zestar from California

Jul 28, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Jul 16, 2014
Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout from Wynkoop Brewing Company
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