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North Ramp Coffee Stout - Saucony Creek Brewing Company

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | 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 RblWthACoz:
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3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

RblWthACoz, Jun 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

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)

BurgeoningBrewhead, Mar 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

acurtis, Jun 21, 2014
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JMS1512, Jul 30, 2014
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huntr70, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Jimbo321, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

hoppymcgee, Dec 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

IdrinkGas, Jan 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

DrBier, Aug 20, 2014
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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

metter98, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

crowsnest, May 05, 2014
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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.

DrDemento456, May 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

mpalestino, Aug 19, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -3.8%

Kefdrum1, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

prokopt2, Jul 14, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

woodychandler, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

speedvagen, Mar 14, 2014
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3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

57md, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

DaveHack, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

dsnyder61, Aug 27, 2014
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3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

jmdrpi, Jul 09, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

jhartley, Mar 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

micromaniac129, May 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Jho3325, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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North Ramp Coffee Stout from Saucony Creek Brewing Company
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