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RATINGS: 1084   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (916) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap at Pub Republic. Pours a dark brown color with a bit of foamy head. Mild flavors of burnt malt and molasses.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (794) - Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Pours a slightly translucent dark brown color with a decent tan head and lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and milk chocolate. Chocolate up front in the taste with a developing roastiness that adds some hop elements by mid-palate. The finish is dry and somewhat crisp. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. An alright standard stout but somewhat lackluster. Would drink again but have had better.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Ah, Guinness is nice, but this brew Americanized the dry stout w/ west coast hops...and considering that Iím a fan of Guinness & an American this is just what the Dr ordered. Had off nitro at wob. Sips with chocolate undertones and finishes with creamy milky coffee flavor. Medium/full bodied with just enough hop bitterness to make this brew seem dry & not sweet. Excellent brew!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (2515) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle from Londonderry Quick Stop. Pours a dark brown bordering on black with a huge off white head that takes a few to recede. Aromas of roast and hints of caramel, dried fruit, and chocolate. The flavor follows the aroma quite well. Slightly tart roasted grains with a hint of caramel and chocolate. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick almost creamy mouthfeel. Decent stout, I could drink it, but its not one of my favorites.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
A decent stout. Had a distinct but subtle sourness to it, which was odd given the coffee taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
digitalviking (14) - - FEB 26, 2014
Carbonation is lively, especially for the style, but it works for the palate. However, it doesnít do much for the appearance, with large bubbles lining the sides of the glass; head wasnít great and didnít last either. Good beer, but nothing really exciting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (843) - - FEB 23, 2014
Smells of chocolate and coffee. Tastes of roasted malts and a hint of chocolate followed by a little coffee bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle at Zax BBQ in Zhengzhou. Black with a nice tan head. Smells strong and alchy malt. Reminds me of Old Rasputin. Good bitterness and lacing. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (639) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
On tap at Golden Bear Sacramento, roasted aroma and taste, milky from the nitro.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Disappointed, very watery tasting beer. Has a drinkable taste, but not a preferred one.


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