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RATINGS: 1116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2773) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake Taniguchi). Moderate dark roast nose, lightly spiced chocolate. Dark translucent brown color, tan head. Chocolate all over the front end, dark fruit, small bit of licorice. Bitterness emerges quite late and sticks briefly. Medium body. Just a bit thin, but very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeergeekKorea (55) - SOUTH KOREA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle. Dark colour, not sticky and dark brown head. It has hazy, roasty aroma of the dark malts and so does tastes, runs more richly. Finishes a little dry hoppy flavour. Overall, typically well-balanced stout of predictable tasting system.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Some coffee and sweetness not dry stout smelling to me. Very lean in mouthfeel some coffe and some residual malts that was off with leanness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidezdonz (73) - , HONG KONG - MAY 29, 2015
Poured from a 12 fl oz bottle into a pint glass. There was no bottled or best by date on the bottle. The beer poured a rich opaque black colour with a bit less than one finger caramel tan head that dissipates quickly leaving a small amount of lacing. Aromas are a bit weak, but mainly of roasted malts, cocoa dark chocolate and brown sugar. There is also a slight amount coffee mixed in. Tastes of sweet cocoa and roasted malts followed by brown sugar, milk chocolate, coffee and maybe a small amount of caramel. Creamy, sticky, light to medium bodied with light carbonation and a small alcohol kick. Overall this was a decent stout that may be a little bit on the sweet side. However when compared to Guinness, I have to say that I’m leaning towards Guinness for a variety of reasons. It’s not as sweet, only one-third of the cost, and a lot easier to find in Hong Kong since its available in every supermarket.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cutitoutdave (67) - - MAY 11, 2015
Pours dark brown opaque with full tan head. Aroma of roasted Malta, chocolate. Semi sweet roasted flavor with dry finish. Full bodied. Nice drinkable stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Draught at the North Coast Taproom, Fort Bragg, CA.
Dark brown almost black colour with a small to mid-size creamy tan head. Mild dry roasted malt, mild bitterness and mild liquorice in the aroma. The flavour is dry roasted malt, moderate bitterness and mild coffee. Balanced. Dry and roasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2942) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 7, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque black with a solid tan head, bands of lace. Aroma of sweet malt. Taste is toasted malt with coffee and a bit of chocolate that moves firm;y through the swallow to a lightly hopped finish. Big-bodied, balanced, enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swannycellars (43) - Swanbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2015
Pours deep brown with thin beige head. Lovely aromas of sweet pastry, choc, vanilla and raisin. Taste is quite sweet with loads of milk chocolate and stewed dark fruit. Great value stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1440) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2015
Really dark. Subtle chocolate. Thin head. Mild. Medium body. Easy drinking stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kristaps (16) - LATVIA - APR 12, 2015
From bottle. Almost black color. Aroma of chocolate and roasted barley. Taste is full bodied, quite dry and roasty

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