Monday, January 31, 2011

Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. Black Widow Oatmeal Stout

I don't get to Billings often enough to keep on top of the very good beer scene there, but occasionally the beer comes to us.  Worden's Market in downtown Missoula recently started carrying (again) three varieties of Yellowstone Valley Brewing's beer, including my favorite, Black Widow Oatmeal Stout.

Black Widow is solid black with a good medium tan head. Lots of roasted malt greets you in the aroma. There a creamy initial mouthfeel with smooth malt transitioning quickly to roasted malt and a bit of bitterness in the finish.  This stout is very well balanced with oatmeal providing the creaminess and the roasted malts and hops providing a pleasant robust stout bite. (5.9% abv.) 

At Worden's you'll also find six packs of Yellowstone's Renegade Red Ale and Grizzly Wulff Wheat (a krystall weizen, a filtered wheat beer).  I seem to recall seeing the Wild Fly Ale Draught Amber in the past.

1 comment:

  1. I had this about a year ago and thought it was really good stuff. You gotta love those oatmeal stouts !

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