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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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 25, 2003
Very dark brown w/ lots of coffee notes. Nice drinkable beer. It's a very smooth stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2003
Deep brown beautiful color with a small tan bubbly head. The nose is of chocolate...sweet, malty. Tasting of coffee and chocolate. Roasted malts with a slightly dry finish. It has a good amount of carbonation...medium body. Worth drinking again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2003
Roasted and nutty, with a touch of coffee overtones, yet it leaves a hint of sweetness in the air. It pours deep dark brown , Iím just barely able to see through it, yet it is crystal clear and shadowy. The head is a foamy beige blanket that fades and forms a nice thick ring around the top. Starts out a bit acidic and tart, but turns into a big roasty flower of barley in the middle. The finish is smooth, with a slightly burnt tinge at the very end. A very nice stout, that I wouldnít hesitate to buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2003
Dark ruby color, one of the lightest stouts Iíve had. Biege head left decent lacing. Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt in the nose and flavor. Bitter roasted malt aftertaste, medium-full mouthfeel. Very similar to Guinness, a good dry stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2003
dark,heavy roasted flavor. touches of chocalate and a coffee. decent beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2003
Chocolate, coffee and a nice dry, roasted flavor at the end. Very appropriate for dry stout category. I like this beer a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Wow, COFFEE! Commercial description was quite on, and I also experienced a fruitiness in the nose. Good, strong stuff...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2002
It has been too long since Iíve had this. The archetypal West Coast Stout: hop fruitiness, wonderful chocolate and dry roasted malts. Brilliant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2002
I am stunned to see the relatively low rating for this beer--even though my rating is not spectacularly high--I appreciate the greatness of this brew. Syrupy black amber colored with a strong roasted coffee aroma and deep chocolate notes--subtlety is certainly not this beerís trademark--quite a coffee monster. Nonpareil, full mouthfeel of coffee roasted, robust to the max with a bitter coffee ground and metallic finish. This beer might be considered a bit overpowering. A stout stout for sure and a dry stout with no known superiors

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 26, 2002
a smooth stout. almost like old rasputian minus the bite. has a very deep coffee taste to it.

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