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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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. Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout is an assertive, viscous stout with a rich brown/black color, a luscious mouthfeel and deep flavors of chocolate, espresso and nuts. The beer sports a savory, umami-like note and a roasty dry finish. Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout is 7.5% ABV and 3 BPBs. (Thatís balls per barrel.)


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (1828) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
. Definitely canít tell thereís "meatiness". and my buddy kept referring to it like itís an actual oyster stout and comparing it to others. Nice looking oil can pour, sweet fudgy chocolate and highly roasted barley. Just a solid export style stout without the gimmick. That said, the gimmick is fun, and whoever thought of putting this in 2-packs deserves a raise. Fun beer."

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (529) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
On tap at Colorado Brewers Fest in June. Appearance: finger dark brown head, black color, ok lacing. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, light savory meat, roast malt. Palate: full body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish, savory oily texture. Taste: roasty sweet malt into a slight savory taste (hardly noticeable unless you know it should be there), with a medium bitter finish. Overall, surprisingly very good beer. Balance is very on par, very memorable, and very nice overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1039) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
December 22nd, 2012 - Wynkoopís Oyster stout is something like a Denverís restaurantís offering Rocky Mountain Oysters. Itís the daring item on the menu, but a cursory reading of the beer literature suggests that the oyster stout wasnít so rare or so exotic back in darker, smoggier, more Continental days. So, I chose to perceive this less as an XTREME LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST DRINK and more as a foray into history. Except that this actually does have bull testicles in it. So, on with the show. The aroma shows no hint of uh...meat or otherwise, instead putting off a standard smell of soy sauce and teriyaki, while the palate is deep and smoky, made more so by a thin palate. Thereís a little meat here, too, with mild jerky savoriness and spice, and a smoked almond flavor. Hard to believe thereís cow bits and pieces in here, but they donít take much away from the beer. This is has a nice flavor profile of its own, with or without testicular gimmicks.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BeersGoodnStuf (5) - East Berlin, Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
Tasted this at GABF 2013 but did not review it. I think I must have blocked it from memory, but it came up in conversation today. I remember my first impression: a good stout with a strong essence of bologna. I can honestly say I tasted it, but 1 oz is all I needed ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Deep black... Small tan head... Soft sweet roast... Dark meaty chocolate nose... Soft chocolate... Soft roast... Sweet roast... Lught meaty makrys

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gowdy (730) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Taste of a can at FyneFest. Very dark colour. Also thicker than might have been expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
roxtersoxter (307) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Pours black with brown head out of can. Aroma of nuts and chocolate. Taste of roasted cocoa. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Dark brown. Sweetish aroma, touch of fudgey, sweet, Iíd say nutty but Iím not really getting that. Just kind of a sweet stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
on tap-tan/lt brown-dk brown. A-roasty/chocolate-dk malt, some salty, earthy. T-follows. Rich, full body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
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.


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