I have grown Goliath (hybrid original) for a half dozen seasons, on & off. It is a nice-sized red with plenty of flavor.
I'm going back to it this year because it has always done well for me. Supposedly, it has a good disease resistance package (as they say). That's important even if something horrible doesn't just come thru and destroy your planting. There are a number of problems that weaken plants and limit production. It is great when plants produce more than we need rather than struggle along and only kick out a few tomatoes.
Yes, Goliath is really early for a beefsteak. By the way, there are a number of Goliath varieties. There is, I guess, even an open-pollinated version. I don't know anything about these others - I've only grown what is called the "Original Goliath Hybrid."
We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks