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RATINGS: 1092   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (10655) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Keg at Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma, 28/04/14. Black with a big old light tan head that retains well. Nose is roast malts, grain, biscuit, papery, light toffee trace. Taste develops well after a rather thin nose, cocoa, vanilla, toffee fudge, mellow dark fruits. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, light drying close. Decent dry stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (814) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2014
From a bottle. Pours jet black with a thin tan head, coffee aroma, smooth with rich roasted flavours and an almost sweet aftertaste. A very drinkable stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1482) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle. Near black with a beige head. Raisins and molasses. Dark fruit and sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (1433) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of caramel, roast, fruit; flavour disappointing after the aroma - weak and watery, balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thewade (340) - USA - APR 8, 2014
Roasty and malty. Easy to drink. Very smooth. This makes a good intro stout for someone I believe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (704) - Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Black with a nice tan head. Good bitterness and lacing. Medium body. I get lots of powered chocolate. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2830) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2014
12 oz bottle purchased at John’s Grocery and poured into a pint glass at home. Black appearance with an average, light brown head. Aroma dark malts, roast, dark fruit, licorice, earthy hops and a touch of red wine. Similar flavor, toasty, nutty and malty, lightly fruity, adding chocolate, coffee and light hop bitterness. Medium body, pretty creamy and smooth finishing slightly dry and lingering. Pretty rich, yet easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4940) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
pours clear dark brown, red tint, with a creamy light beige head, some retention and lacing. coffee and chocolate malts, dust and minerals, earthy tones, some woodsy and fruity notes, slightly ashy and chalky, hint of soy sauce and coconut. average to moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, dry and bittering grassy-peppery-bitter coffee finish. straightforward by the book stout. nicely crafted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (998) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (818) - 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.

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