Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout | Wynkoop Brewing Company

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Rocky Mountain Oyster StoutRocky Mountain Oyster Stout
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Rocky Mountain Oyster StoutRocky Mountain Oyster Stout

Brewed by:
Wynkoop Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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.

Added by Knapp85 on 03-31-2013

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Photo of Bartpatton
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of beergoot
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...

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3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shippy
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.

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3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buschbeer
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.

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3.12/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of biboergosum
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.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.88/5  rDev +6.6%

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout from Wynkoop Brewing Company
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