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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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An oatmeal & coffee brunch stout (because we don’t wake up in time for breakfast) the North Ramp 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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 13, 2015
Pours a deep black with a huge foamy head that left sticky lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, spicy esters, Belgian yeast character...yeah I’m not sure those characteristics are supposed to be there. Aroma reminds me of some Homebrew batches were sanitation wasn’t the primary focus. Maybe some hints of coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and those same estery notes I got in the nose. It’s not soured or totally off. But def has something going on here other than the primary yeast strain. Over carbonated too.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holdwine (1114) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Pretty average. Nice intentions, but way to gassy on the tongue. A bit thin as well.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (1823) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Pours deep dark brown with a small tan head that quickly dissipated. Aroma is roast coffee beans, dark chocolate and caramel. Taste is roast bitters with a touch of sweetness. Medium bodied with a smooth and slick mouth feel. Better then the reviews would lead one to believe. I did not pick up any of the supposed oatmeal as the coffee overpowered.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (372) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2015
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Decent stout. Heavy flavor coats the tongue and mouth with a full feel. A small aftertaste that pulls it out of a great running. Bottle

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2999) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours tar black with creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Coffee flavor with roasted malt and some oats. Decent beer, but more porter than stout like.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerdedDave (728) - - NOV 20, 2014
black; coffee aroma; dry, bitter, coffee and roasted malt flavor; overall a decent beer, but not one that really stands out

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Ebony appearance with a small, beige head and modest lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, pumpernickel bread and bittersweet chocolate. Earthy flavors follow the pattern of the aroma with roasted malts most prominent and only a faint hint of hops. Dry, bitter, medium bodied mouthfeel and a long lasting finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5966) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Looks kinda like a little coffee, and smells like it too. Zero head though. Drinks with respectable coffee stout characteristics, maybe a tad on the thin side, and while pretty good, doesn’t really stand out either. (#5829, 10/14/2014)

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1940) - - OCT 10, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
N3lson1 (378) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Drank from a mug poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Nice sweet aromas of roasted malts. Pours a dark brown, almost black with a brownish tan, thick head. A mediocre stout but still delicious.


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