Steelworker's Oatmeal Stout - Bethlehem Brew Works
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4.03/5 rDev +5.5%
Appearance This one poured almost black with a modest head.
Smell The aroma is a terrific blend of raw, steel cut oatmeal fresh off the stove, fine chocolate and coffee, and roasted malts.
Taste The taste delivers on the nose, thats for sure. This one is a little on the sweet side, which I like, and darkly bitter.
Mouthfeel Probably medium-bodied at best with a pleasant mouthfeel and a somewhat dry, bitter, burnt finish.
Drinkability This is the fourth in a string of fine beers Ive had from Bethlehem. It went down like silk and was a pleasure to consume.
Comments Thanks to francisweizen for this Oatmeal Stout.
07-02-2004 00:37:51 | More by RoyalT
3.95/5 rDev +3.4%
Sampled on tap at the Brewery. Pours dark expresso, with a dark tan creamy but slight head, the lacing this brew leaves behind is quite extraordinary, dence, sticky and patterned, world class lacing. Nose is coffee grounds and roasted malt, soft mouthfeel. Notes of coffee, cocoa and lots of roasted malts, nice, soft on the palate and quite drinkable stout. well worth a try for all stout heads.
07-31-2005 12:53:49 | More by Billolick
3.48/5 rDev -8.9%
Deep chestnut color with an inch high head of fluffy beige foam that slowly settles down.
Light aroma of cocoa and molasses, some dark brown sugar.
Flavors of molasses and some smoke, hints of vanilla and marshmallow.
Slick mouthfeel, low carbonation, a bit chalky. Lacking some body.
Fairly drinkable, but not overly complex.
03-07-2007 03:25:20 | More by far333
4/5 rDev +4.7%
Brew Works Steelworkers' Oatmeal Stout in pint from tap at Bethlehem location. O.G. 1.058 5.4% abv. Black with creamy almost white head which lingered nicely. Not much on the nose. Smooth, milky and refreshing. Taste is similar to an irish stout. Roasted barley, chocolate, and black malts. Brewed with Fuggle and East Kent Golding hops. Medium bodied drinkable stout that won't fill you up.
12-12-2010 00:38:49 | More by acurtis
3.45/5 rDev -9.7%
Poured out of the growler a deep dark color of melted chocolate, very little head but what was there remained throughout the drinking.
Aroma offered chocolate and espresso notes.
Tasted of dark chocolate-covered coffee beans, with a deep roastiness, almost burnt-tasting but in a good way.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, but just too thin for the style. Noticably watery where it should've been heftier.
I found this to resemble a good homebrew more than anything. It resembles the typical English oatmeal stouts well enough, and is a good choice when you're at the Brew Works, but they definitely have stronger offerings.
06-29-2006 22:07:31 | More by Metalmonk
4.78/5 rDev +25.1%
notes from 11/25/2009
i believe this was on a nitro-tap and not a normal tap
a beautiful very dark brown pour, nice small brown head, a great deal of malts, chocolate, and sweet smells to it, tastes of dark-chocolate and a little oats, a yummy, thick and creamy body to it, went down nice and easy
as stouts are my favorite style im glad i got to try this one, deff a regular order whenever i go there again
12-08-2009 20:21:22 | More by psujesus
3.05/5 rDev -20.2%
Creamy brown, not that much cream despite 75% nitro. Surprsingly thin Literally, the bottom of the barrel accoreding to the Brewmaster. Where is the chocolate malt?Roast and some bitter hoppy just didnt all work together. Least rated of 8 half pints.
05-20-2006 00:09:12 | More by Sammy
4.03/5 rDev +5.5%
On-tap at the brewpub. This regular is always a winner. It's a very American oatmeal stout as it balances the smooth oats feel with a slightly rough black patent malt. That makes for a smooth cocoa flavor with a roasted grain and black-roast coffee. Very tasty and a great way to finish off a meal at the brewpub.
01-13-2008 21:54:00 | More by tempest
3.48/5 rDev -8.9%
Sampled out of a growler, graciously offered by Ericaweizen and Francisweizen.
Appearance: Dark and opaque, obviously, but with a slight teint of brown when held against harsh light. Not much head to speak of, unfortunately, so it looked like a cup of cold joe.
Smell: Speaking of which, the aroma was almost all torrefied coffee beans, maybe a little hops but quite faint.
Taste: Very calm, almost flat, I guess the seal wasn't too good on this growler. Nonetheless, the roasted malt, pinch of vanilla and acerbic final made this one quite enjoyable.
06-10-2005 00:38:12 | More by Goldorak
4.53/5 rDev +18.6%
Nice dark color and kept a good head on it throughout the drink.
Excellent complex smell, mostly malty smells with chocolate and a hint of sweet mixed in. The smell made me exited to drink it, I knew I'd like it before my first drink.
Excellent flavor with strong maltiness and slight oatmeal and chocolate hints. Is very smooth and does not leave behind a strong aftertaste.
Feel in the mouth is awesome. Smooth, full, rich and leaves only a slight aftertaste that is very pleasant
Loved the beer, went excellently with the brewery's BBQ burger and fries. Too bad I live in CA and was just visiting PA, but I bought a shirt to remember the beer by
05-08-2008 20:57:23 | More by JordanC
3.6/5 rDev -5.8%
Served on tap into a pint glass
A- pours jet black, with a one finger, slightly offwhite head. Lacing is solid all the way around the glass. Honestly, looks a lot like a Guinness...not that that's a bad thing
S- not much aroma...some roasted malts going on, but you don't expect a ton of smell for the style
T- getting a slight bit of hoppiness from this, with a nice roasted taste as well. Not a lot of chocolate or coffee though
M- thick, and very creamy. Again with the Guinness comparison
D- not the best oatmeal stout I've had, but far from the worst. Solid beer
03-05-2011 19:57:01 | More by bigfnjoe
3.58/5 rDev -6.3%
Pours a deep, near black with cap of dense creamy off-white head. Scent is of light roast, very faint fruit notes, some nut and bread qualities. Taste is of light roast and the faintest presence of nut, bread and grassy hops. Body is light from the nitro and lightens the taste, usually oatmeal stouts are thicker and creamier. A nice beer... lighter flavor and body than expected.
01-24-2011 14:23:24 | More by rfgetz
4.3/5 rDev +12.6%
What it lacks in alcoholic punch, SOS makes up for in complex taste characteristics. This beer is billed as the stout drinker's heaven, but i think this name is a bit of an exageration. SOS does actually have chocolate, nutty, and especially hoppy overtones, but it does not finish as dry as Guinness or Extra Stout. Starts *exactly* like Guinness Draught and only when it begins to leave the tongue does the drinker notice the difference between SOS and the famed Dubliner. The brew is jet black, and it sports a beige head that fades a little faster than that of a pint of Guinness. A very full-bodied stout with tastefully blended flavors, SOS seems to be a carefully crafted stout (whereas Guinness is produced for the masses). I think the chocolate aftertaste is what finally turned me off to this brew. Otherwise it was an excellent stout.
- Backdated tasting: I first reviewed this beer on 20SEP03, this post is based on notes from that review. -
11-09-2003 16:52:49 | More by theozag
3.18/5 rDev -16.8%
First had: on tap at Bethlehem
Poured a mostly opaque brown-black, with a dense tan head that receded to a thin layer. Almost looked like a nitro, but the taplist didn't indicate it as such, so I'll just say it was "on tap." Aroma of toasted grains, roasty malts, notes of coffee. The taste reflected the aroma, dark roasty malts, ash, burnt coffee, toasted oatmeal, cardboard. Dry and roasty all over with nearly no traces of sweetness, and mildly bitter in the finish. Medium body, fairly drinkable, but pretty lacking in flavor and complexity. Not a great stout, but probably the best flagship offering from Allentown/Bethlehem/Fegley's/whatever.
05-08-2012 13:39:57 | More by Rifugium
4.05/5 rDev +6%
On tap at the Bethlehem Brew Works Brew Pub.
Poured a dark, dark brown (almost black) color with an offwhite head. Aromas and tastes of chocolate, light vanilla, and hints of oatmeal. Aromas and tastes were on the subtle side. Creamy and smooth body that went down very easy.
Notes from 5/15/05
11-25-2008 13:53:18 | More by hopdog
Steelworker's Oatmeal Stout from Bethlehem Brew Works
86 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.