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RATINGS: 1150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (1100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2016 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. The aroma is a mellow roasted coffee beans with a sweet cherry and fudge with nut. Secondary notes include a fading molasses, a smokey wood character, some caramel, and a touch of light leather. It pours a dark caramel red-brown with a tan doughy foam head that has good lace and a moderate soapy retention. The taste is medium sweet with a complimentary medium light bitter. The texture is fairly thin and slick with a soft fizz carbonation. The medium body?s flavor profile is bready with mild licorice and molasses that becomes fudge with nuts and finishes smokey and roasty with a taste of overbaked chocolate chip cookies and nutty fudge, and light roasted coffee. It?s aftertaste is coffee and cola with a mild, musty leather.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (460) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Pours a dark brown to black with a medium tan creamy head. Medium body, clingy with light carbonation. Aroma of sweet roasted malts with a hint of coffee. Smooth roasted malts, not bitter or harsh. Flavors linger a bit but aren’t very bold. Enjoyable but feels a little light for a stout. Great if you don’t want that heavy bloated feeling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CObiased (256) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2016
12 oz bottle - pours a deep black color with a thin tan head. I really liked the aroma, especially as it warmed up - fudge, chicory coffee, peat and licorice. Similar roasty and cocoa flavors are abundant. Creamy but dry mouthfeel. Delicious, solid and well made front line stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozzy70 (477) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours cola colored with small to no head. Aroma of caramel and malty chocolate. Taste was slightly sweet and roasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (581) - - JAN 3, 2016
Nice stout. Thick and creamy head (on draft with nitro), deep black body. Flavour is a little thin, but general good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2050) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Very well balanced. Taste of chocolate and notes of liquorice. Very tasty and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (12378) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle shared with dad. Opaque black color, medium to full sized off-white to beige head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, ashy and lightly coffee. Taste malts, toasted malts, slightly sweetish, lightly chocolate and mocha, dark malts, lightly coffee, malt bitter. Decent to medium body and carbonation. Solid dry stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9552) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle, Brewdog Leicester. Black with a beige head. Oily, earthy with mellow berries. Good earthy roast coffee. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4577) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle. Black beer with a reasonable head. The aroma is lightly toasted, and the flavour is lightly roasted with gently bitterness. Overall a nice drinkable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle from Bottlecraft, Hanley. Pours black brown with a tan head. Some coffee, choc, roast, little fizzy and thin but good.

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