Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout | Wynkoop Brewing Company

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Rocky Mountain Oyster StoutRocky Mountain Oyster Stout
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3.64/5
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Rocky Mountain Oyster StoutRocky Mountain Oyster Stout
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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.

Added by Knapp85 on 03-31-2013

BEER STATS
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#35,548
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
121
pDev:
10.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl can served into a Guinness goblet in me friend's gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Expectations are above average to high.

Served cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger dark khaki-tan colour head of nice thickness and caramel. Nice creaminess. Great (~10 minute) retention. Nice light lacing.

Body colour is an opaque black; not quite a jet black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Overall, it looks pretty good.

Sm: Roast, cream, dark malts. Caramel. Chocolate malt. A moderate strength aroma. Cream malts. Nuts.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through. A mild to moderate strength aroma.

T: Creamy, dark malts, chocolate malt, roasted barley. Not getting any testicle or bull meat notes from the aroma. Light coffee notes. Nuts. Nicely balanced and built. I do like it.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Decent complexity and subtlety.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Nicely creamy. Nice thickness. Nice creaminess. Suits the flavour profile well.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. I'd definitely get again. It's a tasty brew. Quite good. I can't wait to finish this can.

Low B

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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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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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Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout from Wynkoop Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 121 ratings