JFGrind (1906) - 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 (2111) - 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 (2034) - 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 (1620) - 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.
CherokeeJarod (54) - , USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours into the glass a thick dark chocolate color. Heavy. The head is a dense creamy tan/beige color. The lace seems to stick to the glass. The aroma is of coffee, chocolate, raisins and light hints of alcohol. Slightly sweet to the nose also. The taste is thick, has hints of a sweet chocolate coffee, malt, and light fruit. The taste is kind of dry at the end. It is a good Irish stout, a pleasure to drink. The kind of beer you could drink more of.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Without a doubt, this brewery’s finest beer. Great dry stout with substantial fruitiness and hop flavor. Succeeds in delivering the full stout palate which too many other BPs fail to acheive. Rather nice, really.
Slovak34 (99) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very rich tasting stout. Very flavorful and even better than Guinness.