North Ramp Coffee Stout - Saucony Creek Brewing Company
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Reviews by RandomExile:
3.89/5 rDev +13.4%
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
01-07-2014 02:46:48 | More by RandomExile
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev +2%
Smooth texture, mild chocolate and nutty flavor. Coffee flavor present and pleasant. Good but feels like it's missing something in the overall flavor palette.
(Guest reviewer - my younger brother Nick, who loves coffee and only recently has come into the fold of craft beer, much due to my influence)
03-22-2014 02:54:46 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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
3.4/5 rDev -0.9%
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.
05-09-2014 03:01:24 | More by DrDemento456
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
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
3.23/5 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
3.79/5 rDev +10.5%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my Mad Elf chalice.
Pours a jet black body, shows dark brown on the edges when held up to the light. Light tan head, very little of it too; dissipates very quickly
Slight aromas of coffee and roasted malts and a little chocolate.
Tastes pretty close to their Schnickelfritz milk stout with the cherries. Starts out sweet with a decent amount of coffee on the finish.
Very thin mouthfeel, but full flavor of coffee overall.
Overall, a pretty decent coffee stout; just needs a little more work to boost up the body and add a little more carbonation. Still a tasty offering from a new local brewery.
03-30-2014 23:16:18 | More by jhartley
North Ramp Coffee Stout from Saucony Creek Brewing Company
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