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RATINGS: 1155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12182) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2016
Bottle. Almost black. Malt, chocolate, coffee and roast in the aroma. Malty sweet, Thinnish, coffee and roast. Low on carbon. Smooth and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (4233) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Black-brown with a thin tan head. It has a rich chocolate, liquorice and coffee flavour followed by a roasted nutty and red fruity finish. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jyrsa (463) - - MAR 24, 2016
Clear very dark brown with small light brown head. Nose is porridge, vanilla and some roast malt and chocolate. Coffee and butter with some smoke. A bit too watery for me but properly hopped.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
migwell (275) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2016
On tap at The Foundry, on nitro. A very smooth and creamy, easy drinking dry stout. Pours black with a big nitro head. Aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Itís got the usual stout flavors, chocolate and coffee, and itís more bitter than sweet. I think I detect just a whiff of vanilla in there as well. This is a brew I would be happy to sit and drink several of, as it is quite delicious and goes down easy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Acid303 (665) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - FEB 4, 2016
35.5cl bottle, served in Shaker glass. Pours black with medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, dried fruits and hints of coffee. Taste is pretty much the same: roasted malts, dark chocolate, nuts, coffee, cereals...very complex. Dry finish with bitter notes. Medium/full body, good carbonation. Very nice beer, perfect for those who donít like heavy Stouts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (1112) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (582) - 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 arenít very bold. Enjoyable but feels a little light for a stout. Great if you donít want that heavy bloated feeling.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CObiased (280) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozzy70 (628) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (602) - - JAN 3, 2016
Nice stout. Thick and creamy head (on draft with nitro), deep black body. Flavour is a little thin, but general good.


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