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RATINGS: 1160   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - SEP 25, 2002
Overall a pretty good stout. Just a tad to carbonated in my opinion. Nice aroma and flavor.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKernOwl (182) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
Nose somewhere between a milk stout, a ham hock and a coffee stall. More coffee (ground coffee) in taste; but finish a bit water-y. Bigger than some Irish dry efforts.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1976) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle 12fl.oz. Poured into a shaker. Pitch black, tall frothy tan head, receding slowly, heavy lacing; aroma roasted malts, cocoa, coffee, licorice, light dark fruits; smooth taste, medium sweet and bitter, roasted malts, dark chocolate, licorice, some vanilla fudge, light spicy notes; dry bittersweet finish, roasted malts, milk chocolate, light fruity touch, spicy hints, chocolate lingers on; medium body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation; very good stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomekk1978 (1302) - Z±bki, POLAND - AUG 4, 2016
Aromat:wyraźne nuty palonego ziarna, czekolady oraz ziołowego, niemal miętowego chmielu.

Wygląd: barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana beżowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, do kremowej, obfita, ale umiarkowanie trwała, choć ładnie zdobi szkło.

Smak: dosyć delikatny i łagodny, umiarkowanie słodki, złamany kwaskowością. Następnie paloność, tosty, chleb razowy, czekolada i chmiel ziołowy. Jedynie lekka alkoholowość. Goryczka powyżej średniej, ale wkomponowuje się w całość znakomicie i nie wydaje się przesadzona. Średnia pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie i czekoladowo- chmielowy finisz.

Niezły Dry Stout, w którym w przeciwieństwie do większości europejskich wzorców większą rolę odgrywa chmiel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Icedwarf (1230) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2016
Zwart bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is rookig en licht bitter, ietwat zoet met smaak van braam en kers. Smaak blijft lang hangen.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (3079) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Having this on nitro and it really works well. Head lasts forever. The toasty roasty flavors are perfectly tamed by the nitro. Excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taschert (11) - FRANCE - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle 355ml. Opaque black beer with a brown long lasting dense head. Light roasty coffee smell. Fizzy with a full body and a creamy texture. Taste chocolate, coffee and rosted malt. [07/2016]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5516) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquors. Dark black body with creamy head. Nose of plums, chocolate, berries. Taste is malts, chocolate, berries, vanilla. Creamy texture.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (6316) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2016
355ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with average to huge, fluffy, moderately lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Roasty dark malty aroma with notes of dark chocolate, hints of liquorice, a minimally metallic touch, cautious fruity hints of blueberry. Taste is roasty dark malty, chocolately, fruity, a good deal of remnant sweetness, notes of dark and milk chocolate, hints of blueberry, blackberry, a minimally salty touch of liquorice; full body, smooth and soft palate, gentle carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 18, 2016
Draught at Mohawk Bend, L.A, 25.4.16. Nitro. Stark black with a milky white head. Chocolate cream aroma that’s followed by quite subtle roastiness. Subtle roasty-bitter taste, a little alcoholic with hints of chocolate liquor. Full body, creamy, long chocolate finish with a little alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6230) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2016
4th June 2016, 12oz bottle into a lovely ’Kasteel’ glass. Looked great, black bodied with a solid tanned blanket of foam on top. Robust semi-burnt malts rule this brew giving an aroma and taste of ground coffee, dark chocolate and liquorice in equal measures. A true Dry Stout, I liked it.


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