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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (424) - POLAND - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle. Sensoric. Pitch black with medium, light brown, densed head. Medium aroma of roasted mlats- milk chocolate, cocoa. Also some liquorice notes. taste is pretty dull, lightly bitter, ashy. Medium body, semi-oily testure, soft carbonation. In overall quite average stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (1320) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 22, 2015
Negro opaco y espuma beis compacta. Aromas de maltas tostadas, café. Cuerpo medio, sabor de cereal y final de amargor quemado

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dayth (23) - - SEP 24, 2015
Great stout. Thick creamy tan head (on nitrogen on tap). Rich lush body, with bits of licorice and chocolate. Relatively low bitterness from hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (2460) - Kaarina, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2015
A colablack beer, a head is medium and beige. Aroma has liquirice, salt liquirice, some coffee and roastiness. Good aroma. Taste has liqurice, more roastiness than in the aroma, some coffee and bitterness. Medium bodied, quite smooth. Liquirice and roastiness, not too dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fredfa (218) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - AUG 10, 2015
Stout com aroma um pouco mais forte que o padrão. Espuma densa e de longa duração. Fácil de beber. É uma boa cerveja, mas não notei nada de mais.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle. A- Mocha, bitter cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, dark fruits, wood, roasty. A- Black color, black liquid, light brown head. T- Dry cocoa, bitter coffee, dark fruits, roasty. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, slightly dry finish. O- I love stouts, although I haven’t been impressed with dry stouts until now. Started out with loads of coffee and roastiness on the nose and some dark fruits, even a bit of banana, which I’m not sure where that came from. The taste started out rich and coffee and cocoa like and faded into a very dry mouthfeel with some dark fruit after tones. Solid and enjoyed the depth of this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorCosta (16) - - AUG 3, 2015
Aroma marcante. Além de tons tostados, de caramelo. Corpo suave e marcante. Retrogosto de café bem marcante. Muito boa cerveja.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dita (7) - LATVIA - JUL 30, 2015 does not count
Bottled 0.35. Great aroma. Light roasted taste. It’s like polite version of stouts couse taste leaves you quick. Mild flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (15948) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle from Kihoskh. Hazy dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and a little dark fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 230715

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MetalNHopHead (1207) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 22, 2015
I can drink the hell out of some Old No. 38 Stout. Admittedly, my only experience with the Dry Stout style has been with Guinness and Murphys, but I’d take this American brew over them. Old No. 38 isn’t quite pitch black with a pretty but short-lasting head. Aroma has roasted malt character and some cream. Flavor reveals toasted barley, coffee, rich malt, slight cream, and a little cocoa. Old No. 38 may not be as full-bodied as some Stouts, but man is she smooth. This is a dark brew that won’t fill you up too much or dull your senses a lot with a couple. If that’s your thing, I highly recommend it.

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