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RATINGS: 1113   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.


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tmohr (37) - Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2010 12 ounce bottle pours dark with a nice tan head. Thatís the best part of it, though. Flavor is thin and mildly bitter, lacking complexity. Not so hot.


3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dita (4) - LATVIA - JUL 30, 2015 does not count
Bottled 0.35. Great aroma. Light roasted taste. Itís like polite version of stouts couse taste leaves you quick. Mild flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (13904) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuskirk (620) - 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 Iíd take this American brew over them. Old No. 38 isnít 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 wonít fill you up too much or dull your senses a lot with a couple. If thatís your thing, I highly recommend it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4134) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Tap on nitro. Black with small head. Light carb. Mild coffee flavor. Slightly thin. Average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Dark brown with red note. Thin, dense beige head. Chocolate, coffee and sulphur in the nose. Roasted and a bit tart. Chocolate, liquorice, roasted flavour. Firm bitterness and somewhat sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2875) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 12, 2015
On nitro at Boise Brewing. Pours extra thick and creamy, head silky smooth and tight. Inky black body, roast grain on the aroma, plenty of coffeeish bitterness. Pretty slippery and slick for a stout. Extra appearance points for the nitro body.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (490) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2015
Rich light brown foam. Lovely aromas of little nuts, toasted malt and dark chocolate. The taste is dark caramel, dark bitter chocolate and rye bread. It is a slightly sweet stout with chocolate as the main theme that is neither too sweet or too bitter. Very well-brewed stout ease the concerns of all elements one stout should have. Towards the end you will find a little more sweetness in the form of cane sugar. A nice stout that tastes amazing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2733) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake Taniguchi). Moderate dark roast nose, lightly spiced chocolate. Dark translucent brown color, tan head. Chocolate all over the front end, dark fruit, small bit of licorice. Bitterness emerges quite late and sticks briefly. Medium body. Just a bit thin, but very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeergeekKorea (40) - SOUTH KOREA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle. Dark colour, not sticky and dark brown head. It has hazy, roasty aroma of the dark malts and so does tastes, runs more richly. Finishes a little dry hoppy flavour. Overall, typically well-balanced stout of predictable tasting system.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratpatrol1019 (52) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Some coffee and sweetness not dry stout smelling to me. Very lean in mouthfeel some coffe and some residual malts that was off with leanness.


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