MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub. Deep brown, tan nice head. Nitro. Roasty aroma. Smooth roasty chalky flavor. Nice slight tartness.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
got this at the brewworks for my friend's 21st birthday during the great northeast blackout. Very good stout overall, but not very "oatmeal". Doesn't really detract from it though. I still recommend this beer, and the Bethlehem BW as a whole
DocLock (9350) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I made my first trip to BBW in early March, 2004. I was very impressed with the food and beers. I had this one as part of their sampler. It is very dark, with a thick light brown head. Very malty, with subdued hops. Overtones of chocolate, roastiness, and raisins. BBW is worth the trip.
JFGrind (1972) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stopped at Bethlehem Brew Works for a business lunch, only got to sample the stout. Started off well with my pint having a dark body, and off white head. Aroma was roasted malts, just what you would expect from a stout. As I drank the stout I noticed a harsh salty / bitter aftertaste.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black, with dense tan head. Full-bodied. Roasty and sweet with a slight bitterness. Lots of coffee and chocolate.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the brewpub. This wasn't that great. Was a little watery in body and the flavor was a little to much burnt malt.
obxdude10 (2220) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved this stout, black in color with a nice full & rich brown head, excellent roasted flavors, nicely balanced with a medium body, almost like a Murphy's or even a Guinness in its body, this was so drinkable, hints of chocolate, a bit of a dry finish, overall a great stout
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got a 1/2 gallon growler for me and some others. I was the only one that ended up drinking it. Good stout. A bit roasty and has a punch at the end. Not one of the creamier oatmeal stouts that I have tried.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where is the Oatmeal? I was expecting a Samuel Smith's Oatmeal flavor, but I was disappointed. Otherwise, it was overall a fine drink in a great place for food and the like. I spent my 21st there and in their Steelgaarden Belgian Beer Lounge. If you are in the Bethlehem area, worth the trip for the 100 Belgians alone.
Overall a decent beer and comparable to a normal stout, but I feel like its name is a misnomer. There is probably more Steelworker than oatmeal in this mix.
freekyp (1838) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark chestnut brown with small lite brown head. Decent lacing on glass. Coffee notes iun front of swallow with lingering coffee aftertaste 5-10 seconds after swallow. Hop character does not become apparent until the end. Very thin mouthfeel for a stout.