North Ramp Coffee Stout - Saucony Creek Brewing Company
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3.71/5 rDev +8.2%
Appearance: 3.5 | Smell: 3.75 | Taste: 3.75 | Mouthfeel: 3.5 | Overall: 3.75
A: The beer is clear but very dark brownish amber in color. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head.
S: Moderate aromas of cold brewed coffee and coffee beans are present in the nose. the smell becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of coffee beans along with a light amount of bitterness and slight amounts of roast, both of which linger through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium- bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The lighter body nature of this beer makes it extremely easy to drink, but it is packed with lots of aromas and flavors of coffee.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2014 02:07:12 | More by metter98
3.25/5 rDev -5.2%
2nd PA Stout that is very BURNT tasting. Not my style.
Arrived in Whole Foods craft back, so paid about $1.25 for it (with case discount).
A - Pour is very dark, sticky, and lacy for 5%. Tan head sticks around.
S - Sharp, bitter coffee grinds, charcoal, charred wood, and roasted malts. Abrasive.
T - Follows smell, this is burnt and acidic. Lots bitter coffee grounds... some bitter hops and acidic grounds. No saving balance of caramel, chocolate, or sweet.
M - Watery.
1000 other stouts over this 1.
07-31-2014 02:07:39 | More by Act25
3.69/5 rDev +7.6%
My bottle backlog here at Chez Woody has caused me to give short shrift to a number of breweries. In some instances, it was because I bought the bottle and then realized that no approved pic existed, so I took a pic, resized it, submitted the pic, set the bottle aside and then got sidetracked awaiting approval. In this case, some of their beers had pics and others did not, but now, all is in readiness!
From the bottle: "Stout with coffee added"; From Farm to Pint our beer is alive! Unpasteurized keep it chilled!"; "North Ramp is an oatmeal & coffee brunch stout (because we don't wake up in time for breakfast). Brewed with rolled oats and flavored with locally roasted and brewed Benchwarmers Coffee. North Ramp takes it's [sic] name from our friends at Reading Air's North Ramp FBO who helped us brew the stout."
It has been in my kitchen reefer since its arrival, so it is nice and cool, but I wanted to use an initial gentle pour in case any lees had built up. When none were found in evidence, I went a little more aggro and got a finger of deep-tan head with moderate retention. Color was Dark to Very Dark Brown (SRM = > 27, < 34) with ruby highlights visible, hence that designation. Nose smelled of dark roasted coffee, like French Roast. I take my coffee quite black and bitter, just like when I was in the U.S. Navy, so this was up my alley. Mouthfeel was a bit thin, especially for the style. The taste was unabating dark, roasty coffee. I'd be ready for takeoff after this! I will reiterate, though, that this was a very bitter, roasty, slightly charcoal-smoke stout, which I realize is not to everyone's liking. Finish was dry, as in a dry stout, but not so dry as to be gasping or overdone. I also noted a tiny bit of lees in the bottle, so I added them to the last sips.
07-28-2014 20:33:08 | More by woodychandler
2.84/5 rDev -17.2%
Thanks to FenderOffset238 for the extra! Poured into a nonic pint:
A. Dark tobacco brown with some ruby lining the edges. Half finger of khaki head with good retention and consistent lacing.
S. Big bold coffee notes, with lots of roasted coffee bean and even hints of smoke. A little bit of chocolate and and barley, but mostly coffee forward. Fairly one note.
T. Follows the nose with more of the one-note coffee flavor, this time slightly burned and dry. Not much creaminess or malt presence. This lends it an unpleasant dryness and slightly watery finish.
M. Overcarbed and very one note on the burnt coffee grounds. Needs a finer malt bill to add chocolate and oat flavors that will balance against the very astringent coffee profile.
O. This is a disappointment. My guess is they were going for a lighter bodied coffee stout, but in this case I think they went too light. The body is thin, watery, and flabby and the coffee notes tend too far to the burnt side giving this an acrid, dry, bitter flavor profile that is not very enjoyable.
07-13-2014 22:06:12 | More by siege06nd
3.23/5 rDev -5.8%
12 oz bottle, no date. notes on the label that it's an Oatmeal Coffee Stout, brewed with local Benchwarmers Coffee.
pours a very dark brown, not quite black. no head. aroma is all black coffee, but the taste is a bit stale in the coffee taste. not really sweet or dry, so good balance though. body is quite thin for this style of beer, I'd prefer it to be much thicker. lower carbonation.
07-09-2014 02:36:49 | More by jmdrpi
3.03/5 rDev -11.7%
Pours a dark brunette with dirty blonde edges. The nose had a slight roasted quality to it. The roast in the flavor profile was not bold by any means. The body was thin for a stout. Finally, the finish was more astringent than bitter from the roast. Rather than reminding me of a good cup of morning joe, this offering reminded me of a day old tannic cup of coffee.
06-25-2014 04:57:32 | More by 57md
3.41/5 rDev -0.6%
Looks good. Decent nose. Kind of a bitter flavor profile though. Not exactly smooth. Decent coffee levels, but the bitterness just hijacks everything and turns it into an experience I'd rather just pass on. This beer is pretty lame. I could easily have done without it. Not a cheap single either.
06-03-2014 18:01:53 | More by RblWthACoz
North Ramp Coffee Stout from Saucony Creek Brewing Company
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