PartyFowle (954) - - DEC 6, 2014
Luscious, luxurious-looking liquid. Thick and creamy, the midnight-black ink in the glass is topped with a quarter-inch of mahogany foam. Salted caramel, milk chocolate, toasted bread, more than a little dark fruit, figgy. A hint of smoke. Something savory deep in the background, like a good steak, umami. Nice smokiness. A bit of coffee, sweet cream, cocoa powder, earthy hop bite, ethanol, pork chops, finish of raisins, coffee beans, cocoa and booze. Vanilla bean. Again, a subtle savory note. Heavy cream in the mouth. Thick body like melted chocolate, rich, more than mild bitterness. Tiny bubbles pepper the tongue; alcohol burns it. This would be a superb stout even without its ballsy adjunct. Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Really good stout. Didn’t taste any balls. Nice rich French roast nose. Thick vicious mouthfeel. Some vanilla bean in flavor. Thick tan head. Very good stout. wchesser (2076) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2013
Pours viscous and jet black with minimal coffee crema colored head. Dark roasted malt nose with some coffee and touch of vanilla to start on the nose....as it warms, there is some definite but subtle smoke and ashy char. Taste follows nose with warmth starting off dry with coffee and vanilla, then some salinity and soy for a second, and finally an almost barbeque sauce savoriness.
Okay...full disclosure: I did not approach this beer without some trepidation, but once you get past this, it is a serious stout with a high degree of complexity. The ingredients demand that you pay attention and the effort is not unrewarded. Going to get more....been giving this out a lot as trade extra for the novelty, but I think this may develop nicely with some age.
Kudos to Wynkoop for taking this seriously and making it more than a gimmick. robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Pours jet black with thick foamy brown head. Nose of chocolate, caramel, roasted nuts, and coffee. Taste has lots going on. Salted chocolate and nuts are in front followed by a mild smoky caramel. The finish leaves a sweet almost smoked bacon flavor on your lips. Good stuff! SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Can thanks to adnielsen: Poured a thick black sludge with a brown head. Aroma was very roasty and malty. Taste was strong roast, sweet malt, and light saltiness,
DenverLogan (1218) - LA, California, USA - SEP 2, 2013
On tap at brewery.
Pours black with small head.
Aroma of dark roasted malts and minerals.
Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of dark roasted malts, powder sugar, dark chocolate, slight espresso, malt balls. Overall big and bold with some bitterness mellowed by strong chocolate sweetness. NachlamSie (3485) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2013
On tap at the brewpub into a goblet. This is the coolest shit ever. Yea, it’s obviously a gimmick, but it’s a hilarious gimmick and they back it up with a delicious product. This is basically black in color. The aroma is of soy sauce, dark chocolate and espresso. Palate is hearty and gives this stout some balls. The most prominent thing of the flavor is smoky, roasted coffee, almost ashy and there is the obligatory dark cacao. The finish has hints of nuts, the nontesticular variety. Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2013
On tap at Wynkoop. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a huge brown head and great lacing. Big roast, dark cocoa, graham crackers, light vanilla, somewhat earthy, bready, and grassy aroma. Taste is cocoa nibs, espresso, briney, rich lacto flavor, earthy hops, somewhat dirty, caramel, and brown sugar with a slightly bitter/acidic bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel with sod carbonation. This is some seriously tasty stuff. doublebock (558) - California, USA - APR 28, 2013
Jet black with reddish tan head. Not any profoundly unique aroma other than roast malt. Thick chewy palate. Flavors of port, tobacco and coffee with a chalky finish. I’m not really tasting any bull testicles but then again I"ve never eaten bull testicles before. But I’m not tasting any meatiness. Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Can thanks to Wchesser..Pour is dark with a tan head..Nose is roast, chocolate, salt, coffee, spice..Taste is cream, roast, coffee, spice, bitter and cry