North Ramp Coffee Stout | Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub

North Ramp Coffee StoutNorth Ramp Coffee Stout
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North Ramp Coffee StoutNorth Ramp Coffee Stout

Brewed by:
Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by DaveHack on 10-27-2013

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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Firewolf13
5/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
2.96/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dsshuck
3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BARFLYB
3.83/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fievel
2.73/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tdm168
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scotorum
3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Another of my multi-mixed sixpack purchases from the October trip to western Pennsylvania. Saucony Creek is made in Kutztown in central Pa.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams nonick.

a: Opaque black with clear ruby highlights at the bottom when seen through light. Enormous tan head swelled to fill the entire glass immediately, eventually tamed down to a persistently thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Dark roasty malt, maybe a little black coffee in there too.

t; Black coffee and roasty malt up front with a mild hop bite. Dry to bitter finish which unfortunately becomes more bitter as it warms.

m; Medium to full and quite smooth, considerable carbonation tingle.

o: A pretty good sippable coffee stout. Not bad as a winter warmer or after dinner instead of coffee and dessert.

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Photo of Boone757
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ebond007
1/5  rDev -70.8%

Photo of jagada
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Draesith
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of malfunxion
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Zottens1
3.44/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Rojada1988
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of JohnParadee
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of skaboom420
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.37/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a nearly pitch black color with a huge billowy head of cream colored foam. The head has an amazing level of retention, hanging on for a very long time and leaving tons of bubbly-foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is biggest of a slightly grainy roasted malt smell along with a rather decent showing of a roasted coffee smell. Along with these more roasted aromas come some notes of sweetness with some lighter chocolate and a bit of caramel there as well. Overall it smells of a lightly sweetened iced coffee.

Taste – The taste begins with a mainly roasted malt taste with a little bit of a caramel sweetness. The coffee is rather light upfront, and while it grows stronger in intensity as the flavor advances, it never really gets all that potent, instead it adds just a coffee backdrop flavor to the brew. While the coffee gets slightly bigger in intensity, the sweeter caramel lessens, all while the roasted and grainy flavors get slightly stronger, leaving one in the end, with a darker roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side of a stout (even one at 5 % abv.) with a carbonation level that is on the average side. While the carbonation was fitting for the mix of roasted malt and lighter abv, a thicker body would have really been more appropriate for the style, likely better highlighting the roast and coffee flavors.

Overall – Really nothing all that fantastic in this one in my opinion. A decently roasted and moderately to lightly coffee flavored stout of easy drinking stature. Certainly not bad, but nothing to go out of your way for.

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Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Had a black body with a thin head.
aroma was of coffee and a slight hint of chocolate.
Taste had a coffee but not over powering
Mouthfeel was ok and overall it was ok.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -12.3%

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North Ramp Coffee Stout from Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub
Beer rating: 28.2% out of 100 with 78 ratings
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