Ramstein Ink
High Point Brewing Company

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Style:
Lager - Schwarzbier
ABV:
5%
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4.05 | pDev: 7.41%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
8
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High Point Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
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MacMalt from New Jersey

4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Ramstein pint glass. It pours jet black with two fingers of lite khaki-colored head and copious lacing. On the nose there is roasted dark malt, pumpernickel bread, burnt nuts, whiffs of molasses and tobacco, and spices. It has a rich, full taste of dark bread, bakers chocolate, nuts, earthy char, and tobacco. It has all the flavors you'd expect in a fine Schwarzbier. The feel is lite and crisp, with lively carbonation, and with an ABV of only 5%, a second pour is not a concern. High Point knows how to brew German-style beers and it absolutely nailed this Schwarzbier. I think it's better than Köstritzer.

Apr 21, 2019
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TheGent from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours an opaque black color with highlights of dark brown around the edges and in the narrower part of my glass. No visible carbonation. A lively, rocky head of beige foam rises three fingers above the beer and out of the glass. A gentle pour yields a really big head. The head settles to a thin layer across the top of the beer, with a thicker ring around the edge of the glass and some lacing.

Wonderful and clean aromas of sweet and toasty dark malt. Dark bread and nutty. After the roast a hazelnut aroma, in its pure form and even in its “spreadable mixed with cocoa” form. Roasty and toasty dark bread. Earthy.

On the palate, nutty, toasted dark bread, espresso, ending on a very long finish where the little bit of malt sweetness shifts to waves of dry, toasty, roasty and slightly ashy flavors that drive a nice level of bitterness.

Smooth carbonation and mouthfeel. Dry.

I don’t drink many black lagers, but I would if they were around more. This beer is more flavorful and aromatic than Kostritzer. It’s quite dry and has some nice bitterness to it with sweeter undertones.

Feb 09, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is an exceptional black lager, one of the better ones i have had in a long time, and certainly one of the darkest! i expected a euro type "dark" lager that is basically amber, they seem to call everything that isnt golden dark, but this pours like a stout, with a big rich head on it and a near black base, not super dense looking but with a great depth of color for the style. the smells is neatly roasty with a strong coffee suggestion and plenty of char, ash, and earthy bitterness. the lager yeast is bready but clean, lots of character from it obvious in the nose as well. i get light molasses and even blackberry jam when i smell deeply. the flavor is excellent, kind of simple but i like that in a beer like this more often than not, with more coffee underneath the dark roasted barley. dry as they go, with a german grain vibe to it somewhere in the middle, a fuller body than a lot of these have, but exceptional drinkability with its smoothness and carbonation, a really solid beer from a technical standpoint too, patient lagering and excellent attention to detail. my first beer from these guys, well ahead of modest expectations, this was great!

Mar 06, 2018
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jonathandr from New Jersey

4.76/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A delicious stout. Rich, roasted malty taste. A dark, inky look and a rich roasted smell. The taste is smooth (a 5.00% ABV) but it's smooth, rich and malty taste with no bitterness. High Point adhere's to German Beer Purity Standards, and it wonderful to get so much flavor out of so few ingredients.

Oct 17, 2017
Ramstein Ink from High Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 8 ratings