Black Widow Oatmeal Stout | Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

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Black Widow Oatmeal StoutBlack Widow Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.
Montana, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Biter is a smooth malty oatmeal stout balanced by flavors of roasted barley with chocolate malt. Gentle bittering but generous aroma is given by the popular English hop, East Kent Golding.

This gentle stout will be attractive to anyone who likes a full-flavored beer, including hard-core connoisseurs of stout.

The image was developed to symbolize the alluring, if not sinister character of the Black Widow Stout!

Added by packetknife on 04-10-2002

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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of NickMunford
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrsqc7
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smooth malty goodness
Great flavor
Flip I love oatmeal stouts
So good
So good
It's like my favorite 70s Judas Priest songs
Breaking the law
Breaking the law

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Photo of beergoot
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown body with an exceptionally thick, dense, creamy head. Roasted grain and dark fruit aroma; hints of chocolate. Sweet chocolate flavor with an edge of tang, perhaps some phenol character; roasted grain flavors. Heavy body; smooth; rather dry finish.

I'm not sure about the tangy element, but this is otherwise a decent stout.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B_B
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 5EKF
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle at 42 degrees into snifter
From a trade with @JayWhitson
Aroma of toasted malt
Head small (< two cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy/fizzy, rapidly diminishing to three mm ring and layer with rocks
Lacing fair – some arcs of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor of burnt malt, fizzy; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, fizzy

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.75

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Photo of Libeertarian
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It pours a thick, opaque, dark brown, topped with a massive, sturdy tan head with larger bubbles for the most part, but finer where it sticks out over the top of the glass. Excellent retention. Looks like a root beer float. Smells mainly of sweet chocolate, with molasses and blueberries harder to pick out. A bit roasty and meaty as well. First few sips are all bubbles. These taste bitter, but also like the outer layer of a roasted pork loin or the like. The beer itself is incredibly metallic-tart throughout, but easily balanced out as it fizzes up, bringing forth the smoke and roast aspects, be it meat or tobacco or coffee, not so much chocolate as one might assume going by the aromas. The finish is all cigar smoke. Full bodied, viscous, fairly acidic, teeth-coating, with lots of suds, and a stiff swallow. A great Montana take on the Oatmeal Stout. I prefer it to the Shakespeare Rogue, I think, but that's truly a matter of taste. The Black Widow is 'harsher' on the palate, so to speak.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hootie159
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Insanely bubbly. Makes it very difficult to gauge the taste.

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3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.84/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of rhinonau
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of beercatbrew
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of Eric908
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of elektronen
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of tbone1384
1.5/5  rDev -59%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this one with a big steak at Jake's in Billings. It poured a real dark brown color. No light passing through at all, and a small tan head on top. It has a distinctly smokey nose, wood roasted malt seems to be the aroma im getting, but there is also some bitter bakers chocolate going on. The flavor is far less smokey than the nose, just more of a heavy roast here. The bitterness of the finish is not from hops, but rather burnt malt and that unsweetened cocoa. The mouthfeel is lovely. A nice creamy thick body and just enough carbonation. It feels silky, and might be even further served in that direction by a nitro tap. This was a good beer overall. Maybe a little too filling to slam a lot of them, but one was a treat.

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Black Widow Oatmeal Stout from Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 91 ratings
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