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North Ramp Coffee Stout - Saucony Creek Brewing Company

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saucony Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An oatmeal & coffee brunch stout (because we don't wake up in time for breakfast) is a stout with a Brazilian roast coffee added. North Ramp Coffee Stout is loaded with flaked oats and locally roasted and brewed Benchwarmers Coffee. Benchwarmers Coffee is roasted and brewed in Reading, PA and takes the name North Ramp from our homebrewing and flying friends at the North Ramp FBO at the nearby Reading Airport.

(Beer added by: DaveHack on 10-27-2013)
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Reviews by RandomExile:
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RandomExile

Maryland

3.89/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: black opaque, maybe a hint of red; surface film; quickly dissipating head; no lacing
S: genuine coffee, with a hint of malt
T: toasty, leaning more toward espresso than the nose would indicate, surprisingly not overly bitter given that, a tinge of bile
M: medium bodied but toasty/dry without being truly dry
O: Quite a solid stout: dry, rich coffee flavor, low abv lends toward sessionable

20oz / Pint Glass / Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, MD

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2014 02:46:48 | More by RandomExile
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.84/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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07-13-2014 22:06:12 | More by siege06nd
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Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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06-30-2014 05:57:59 | More by ggell100
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Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Paid 3.50 for the bottle kind of pissed its not higher in ABV but whatever into a mason jar glass.
A - Pour is pretty dark and thick for 5%. Very nice 1/4 inch of mocha head that sticks around. Nice.
S - Mild coffee grinds and some roasted malts maybe some chocolate. It's really kind of mild.
T - Well well this does have a distinct acidity one would expect from hard roast but I am not getting much else just bittering hops and acidic grounds. Wish it was sweeter.
M - Pretty on par for 5% not very watery light to medium in body.

Overall usually coffee stouts are much more balanced with the hops and sweeter in the taste. Not to say this was horrible but I would have preferred another bottle of Schnickelfritz truthfully. Pretty bad coffee stout.

Serving type: bottle

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North Ramp Coffee Stout from Saucony Creek Brewing Company
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