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RATINGS: 1063   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (882) - Vermont, USA - JAN 6, 2014
$2.19 for the 12 oz. bottle purchased from Top Shelf Brews Saturday evening. To pint, it pours a syrupy, black olive with which a frothy raw sienna head 3˝ fingers in length. Amusingly, this is remarkably similar to an intoxicating chocolate-covered almond. Picked up some black raspberries, Ogatan, stale Crows licorice candy, and walnuts in the mouth and on the nose. Respectably sessionable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mrjaxson (281) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Sweet chocolate aroma and pretty pour makes it seem like a typical stout, but a surprisingly light weight and hints of sourness with a bit of acidity makes it a disappointing entry from a brewery that I really like. Oh well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottled unk A: dark, single finger of toasted cream falls to a sheet of the same. Spot lace. S: dry, leather, coffee, oats, soil. T: follows the nose well. M: full and hi carb. Dry finish O: pretty good. Likely would prefer on nitro or even with a shot of espresso in it. Serving type: bottle 11-30-2011

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2013
A really smooth stout. Super chocolately and very bitter. Smells chocolately pours super dark with a light brown head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ptw (15) - - NOV 23, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark with light tan head that disappears quickly. aroma is strong fruit. taste is light with fizzy, quick fruit with some creamy aftertaste. Did not like at first taste but by time finished bottle it grew on me. I would drink this more in the hot summer than as a year round beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2043) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2013
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. A deep brown pour with reddish hues and and a short-lived off-white head. Smoky aromas of chocolate malts, butterscotch, and coffee. The body is about medium but not quite so much. The taste also brings out a coffee and smokiness with a low to near nothing bitterness. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VinegarStroke (260) - Napa, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle: Dark brown to black. Tan moderate head. Coffee, roasted malt. Dark spice. Low to moderate hops. Dry. Moderate bitterness. Almost a sour or acid note. Mid weight and length. Seems hollow and metallic. Roasted malt flavors dominate. Lacks texture. Traditional, good but not great. I prefer more mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1464) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Solid chocolate and coffee aroma. Dark brown, looks slimy and leaves film. Dry, bittersweet coffee taste. Oaty malt late aftertaste. Medium body, very crisp for a stout like a dry one should be. Also very cool steam engine graphic as pictured on the label.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Pours a thin tan head on a black body. The aroma is roasted malt with some lemon and coffee. On the light side but good. The taste has a nice cream to it; roasted malt and mild bitterness round it out. The texture is smooth except for the finish that has a nice fizz. A tasty stout with great balance and approachability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1788) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle. This is a nice irish style stout that has an abv that makes it almost sessionable.

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