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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerdedDave (512) - - 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 (1525) - 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 (5890) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, 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 (1809) - - 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 (248) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrinkinWell (290) - - OCT 4, 2014
Pours a dark brown with frothy head. Hints of roasted malts and caramel. Bitterness far exceeds the sweetness from the malts. Some chocolate. Not great, not bad. A decent stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5086) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Nose is strong chocolate, strong dark roast, very light burned notes, but smooth. Dark brown-black pour with light ruby under the bottom and a large, fluffy tan head. Taste is very dry and astringent, lightly airy, strong bitterness (IPA+ levels) which is a touch rubbery in the finish, but matches the acrid and burned coffee notes (almost smoky/boil-over at that point), fullish body is otherwise smooth and soft, low carbonation and a generally weak stout that’s dominated by the coffee and (presumably) too much black malt or roasted barley. Still calling them flawed, I nonetheless enjoy the scorched and charred notes in addition to the absence of balancing lactose or unattentuated sugar. Fun little morning coffee.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadRobin (2065) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 20, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2014 On tap half pint at Gilly’s Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Opaque, brown-black with a small, creamy tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt and water. Thin taste of chocolate, roasted coffee, light fruit and lightly roasted malt. Thin body and medium carbonation. I nice looking beer. Unfortunately, that makes it all the more disappointing. At least it’s a classic oxymoron--a thin stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1354) - Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Appearance: near black, with one finger of dense, creamy light tan head; minimal lacing. Aroma: big nose of chocolate powder, chicory, cold-pressed coffee, some smoke. Taste: bittersweet dark chocolate, roasty coffee, hint of oreo cookie. Finish: slightly bitter, very roasty, hint of astringent minerality. Notes: Overall quite an appealing beer. Coffee is prominent but without the sometimes typical acidity. Chicory note was a pleasant surprise. On draft at Silver Spring, MD’s hidden gem Quench! Craft Beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gripweed57 (763) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Opaque black color. Small creamy beige head. Smoky roasted malt aroma. Notes of tobacco and charred wood. Dryish finish. Average at best.


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