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Steelworker's Oatmeal Stout - Bethlehem Brew Works

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Steelworker's Oatmeal Stout
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86
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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bethlehem Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-22-2002)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-20-2012 11:49:04 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

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
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -16.2%

This beer pours out just like a Guinness, the nitro gives this brew an identical looking head with a creamy frothy look to it. The color is black until looked at through light where it has a reddish hue to it. The smell is of roasted malts and a hint of oats. The taste is a smooth roasted flavor that is pretty easy going. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Overall it's not a bad stout, just hard to pick when there are so many others to choose from there.

06-04-2011 21:29:22 | More by Knapp85
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WesWes

New York

4.53/5  rDev +18.6%

The beer pours a deep dark black color with a thick, creamy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is perfect. It has an extremely smooth and creamy chocolate malt scent that is accompanied by some black patent malts. The taste is awesome. It has a dessert beer flavor. It is rich and intense with chocolate malts. It goes down easy and finishes smooth and dry with some patent malt flavor. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is one of the best stouts I've ever had. It is so full of chocolatey flavor and aroma; a near perfect drinker.

02-28-2005 19:09:02 | More by WesWes
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

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
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tempest

Pennsylvania

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
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Billolick

New York

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
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-10-2013 01:38:23 | More by tobelerone
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RoyalT

Ohio

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, that’s 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 I’ve 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
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francisweizen

Alaska

4/5  rDev +4.7%

A great brew from the BBW and a nice home-town stout, but not one of the best. This brew is an opaque dark black colour with a small tan head, that dissipates quickly. The aromas are heavily of nuts, chocolate, a bit of caramel, roasted malts, and a bit of hops. The taste is a little too nutty for me, but the roasted flavors and the chocolate come through nicely as well. The mouthfeel is quite thin and watery for a stout like this. I know that some people like a real easy drinking stout, but I like something to "chew" on. Granted the drinkability of this brew is still damn good, since I can polish off a growler by myself anytime. Nice one!

11-11-2003 17:37:54 | More by francisweizen
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TheLongBeachBum

California

4.33/5  rDev +13.4%

Presentation: Sampled at the Bethlehem Brew Works.

Appearance*: Lovely soft creamy mocha brown whipped coffee light tan head sits proud and lasts the distance. Dark black color with some opacity when held to the light, buts it’s a dark offering.

Nose: Dark chocolate and some walnuts, surprisingly. Coffee, caramel and roasted malts. Good nose.

Taste: Lots of dark chocolate, hints of roasted coffee and caramel all blended nicely into a smooth (rather hoppy I have to say) Oatmeal Stout. Dry dark malty finish. Finishes with a lovely astringent hoppy dark chocolate bitter ending. Smooth and tasty.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, and oh so easy drinking. If I had any complaint it would be that this is a little too medium in body, a bit thin for an Oatmeal Stout. But this just adds to the Drinkability for me, because there is plenty of nose and flavor in this one to balance out this ‘drawback’.

Drinkability: A solid easy going drinker, enough body and flavor to keep me smacking my lips yet light enough to keep drinking glass after glass. A rather quaffable Oatmeal Stout.

Overall: Sampled a few of these after a trip around the actual Bethlehem Steel Works during one of their open days.

The Oatmeal Stout is definitely one of my favorites from the BBW; I always sample one of these beauties when I get to visit here.

*Edit: I am not sure if this is on Nitro or not, didn’t seem like, so I just added it under ‘On-Tap’ for now.

11-26-2005 00:06:01 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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rfgetz

New Jersey

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
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

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
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%

part of sampler tray at the brew pub.
Served as a dark brown with slight tan head. Smell is a mixture of chocolate and coffee. Taste is fantastic with coffe, chocolate, and roasted malt with a dry texture. A nice dry, slightly bitter finish. Great beer

07-12-2005 01:13:29 | More by tgbljb
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

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
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malfunxion

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-17-2014 15:26:11 | More by malfunxion
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

A - A classic stout appearance, black body with a light brown creamy head in a pint glass. Sticky all the way leaving residual lacing marks down the inside.

S - Fairly muted, but aromas of roasted malts, toasty grain, bitter chocolate.

T - Big chewy and bold flavors. Roasted malts, oats, bitter and dry. Sweet and bitter chocolate with a tasty mineral quality. Full flavored but not overpowering in any way. A great mix of hearty, sweet and bitter.

M - Soft and rich without too much viscosity. Smooth, with soft subtle carbonation to allow the flavors to shine. A great dry finish.

O - One of the better oatmeal stouts I've had. A truly well balanced stout.

11-02-2012 03:04:27 | More by BeerForMuscle
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LoveStout

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-30-2013 23:41:12 | More by LoveStout
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

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
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-07-2011 00:27:12 | More by JohneHoodlum
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far333

Connecticut

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
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.9%

01-25-2014 21:32:34 | More by Lehighace06
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-04-2014 17:58:20 | More by Gww1864
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thain709

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

A - Poured and served with the cascading effect that I have come to love of a nitrogen pour...when it finally settled, the beer was black with a thick, creamy, off white head that stood two fingers tall...the head became rocky and settled to a full cap and left behind some decent lacing

S - With the thick head, the aromas were impeded...but I could pick up some rolled oats, dark and milk chocolate, and some roasted notes

T - First sip brings out the milk chocolate and even some subtle hints of vanilla...the middle is where the roasted malts and rolled oats shine...they soften the flavors and settle nicely on the palate...the dark chocolate, and some coffee, come in towards the finish and leave with a slightly bitter tingle

M - Medium bodied...not quite full...smooth and creamy as it should be...slight bitterness

O - This was a good representation for the style...from the pour, to the flavors, to the finish...the nose could have used some more power and the body could have been fuller...but this is one that I would order for dessert again

04-04-2012 12:33:12 | More by thain709
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Steelworker's Oatmeal Stout from Bethlehem Brew Works
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