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RATINGS: 1107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Named for a retired steam engine on the Ft.Bragg-Willits Skunk run through the California Redwoods, Old No.38 Stout is a smooth, firm-bodied stout with the toasted character and coffee notes of dark malts and roasted barley.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Nice black color,medium sized tan head that had a decent staying power.Good roasted aroma with a little licorice thrown in.The flavor was roasty malty and chocolate and mild coffee with an after taste of dark chocolate and coffee.finishing off in a semi dry sense.This is a great tasting brew and i'm glad i have 5 more to work with for later tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5474) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Reddish black with a tan head. Cherry chocolate odor. Dark chocolate flavor, as well, then some mild coffee flavors leading to a dry, dusty, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (13163) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2004 Black with a nice creamy brownish head. Aroma from chocolate, cocoa and whipped cream. Flavor from cocoa and coffe. Rather mild, a pleasant stout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (20921) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2004 Bottled. Black, or at least very dark ruby, beige, dense head. Rich aroma of licorice and chocolate. Dry and salty with clean but rounded mouthfeel. Fairly roasty, coffee and aromatic citric hops dominate until a salty, bitter finish. Excellent hop profile and decent malt profile. Like most US microbrews it's an extrovert, flavourful beer, focusing on loads of flavour than subtle complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2122) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2003
looks like guinness extra stout in a glass, good flavor, another good beer by this company. good smell

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - SEP 9, 2003
95% opaque, with just a little dark-chocolate-brown color shining through when held to light. Medium-sized, off-white head. Smell is big time chocolate, oatmeal and a little French roast. Beer is huge and flavorful, filling the whole mouth. Taste is tremendous on the taste buds (healthy dose of carbonated zing), with sweet malt up front (not fruity, think: sweet dark chocolate), followed with oatmeal and some soured milk, building towards a big ending of bitter-chocolate and dark coffee. The wave of flavor for this beer is V-shaped, if you will: big beginning, mild medium, huge end. Also, all 3 sections offer a nice contrast from one another making this an enjoyable, rousing stout from one of my favorite breweries. Sampled from a 12oz bottle purchased at Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in Washington, DC.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2431) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Very nice deep head which settles nicely. Nice roasty, toasty aroma. Color is a very dark brown but not opaque. Flavor is pretty smooth with dark chocolate, a touch of coffee and plenty of malt. Finish is a dry and a little bitter. I guess the hops they claim is finally showing its head. A decent stout but a little thin and not much kick in the alcohol department.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2003
Pours with a black body topped by a thick lasting off-white head with lots of lacing left on the glass. Coffeeish malt aroma with a slight sweetness and a touch of roastiness. Slightly bitter malt flavor with a smokey/roasty character and a very slight sweetness as well as some licorice. Full bodied, slightly tingly yet smooth with a touch of dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 1, 2003
A very nice dry stout; flavors are focused on the roast barley/hop bite synergy that make it the kind of dry stout you can drink all night. Not too busy, not a lot of complexity-simply a well made dry stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2003
A robust, extremely dry, bitter stout. Flavor of dry hops and roasted (burnt!) malt. Overall, flavor and aroma is a little lacking, as it is a basic stout without any added flavoring. Good for what it is, I guess.

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