The manliest brew of all: Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout Rocky Mountain oysterRocky Mountain Oyster StoutWynkoop
We’ve all know those guys who claim real men only drink beer, so next time they open their mouths, dare them to fill it with Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout, the only beer brewed with, well, you know.
What started as an April Fool’s joke gained so much popularity, Wynkoop decided to give it a go.
The beer is made with Colorado-grown base malts, roasted barley, seven specialty malts (including special B and smoked malt) and Styrian Goldings hops. The beer gets a small dose of sea salt, too. “It gives the beer an extra layer of Rocky Mountain oyster flavor,” Brown notes, “and additional texture.”
The 8-barrel batch also included 25 pounds of bull testicles that were sliced by hand and then roasted (by Wynkoop sous chef Andrew Langlo) before being added to the beer’s mash.
So how does it taste? Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout is an assertive foreign-style stout, slightly viscous, with a deep brown color. It has equally deep flavors of chocolate syrup, Kahlua, and espresso, along with a palpable level of alcohol and a savory umami-like note.It finishes dry and roasted with a fast-fading hop bite.
Hey, if those real men can swallow that, we’ll let them keep the title.
Ballsy beer.Posted by Kate Rinsema