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RATINGS: 1071   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2012
12oz Bottle. The pour was a muddy jet black with a large (2-3 finger) light brown frothy head that slowly receded, down to a medium film with a large collar and had good streaky lacing. The aroma was of a roasted dark bread malt and a leathery yeast with notes of molasses, baker’s chocolate and dark roasted coffee. The taste was very similar to the aroma starting off a bitter malty with a slight molasses sweetness and a strong bitter chocolate note, and finishing with a large dose of roasted coffee and a smooth bitter ending. The flavor lasted a decently long time following the swallow with a bitter coffee taste that was left to linger. Mouthfeel was a few shade above medium in body with a thin oily texture and a carbonation that was just past mild. Overall this brew was a prime example of a bitter Dry Stout, possessing a decent body and taste along with a nice easy drinkability...


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (97) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Draft @ SJC Marriott. Nice roasty aroma. Black color with lasting tan head (seems nitro tapped). Very smooth taste, with nice combination of sweetness and roast. Med to full bodied. Delicious!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tenninjas (10) - - AUG 25, 2014
Bottled, 330ml. Pours dark and full, very mellow with a firm roasted barley glamour and a hint of cacao on the edge. An unexpected delight of humble pedigree. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zenkis (572) - Ogre, LATVIA - AUG 18, 2014
drinked from bottle
Nice, hoppy, light bodied stout with dominant roasted and even burnt malts flavor, bitterness starts as black malts bitter and ends lovely herbal hoppy. On nose it comes herbal bitter.
Black, bitter, hoppy. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollinsr (383) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - AUG 14, 2014
Pours dark brown with khaki head. Aroma is dark roasted malts with a nice fruity sweet fig character. Flavor is smoky and chocolate with some underlying tart fruit taste. There is a strange dry rubbery feel left on that may be due to the tartness, but otherwise a great stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (282) - LATVIA - AUG 10, 2014
Mild roasted aroma. Almost black with medium light brown cap. Dry roasted bitter taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HuskerTornado (31) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into Chimay glass. Pours black with a mocha colored head. Tall head that eventually settles into a thin layer on top of the beer. A fair amount of lacing as it moves down the glass. Smell is of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, some hops and bit of dark fruits. Taste is dark roasted toffee malts up front, chocolate flavors as well as hop bitterness come through the middle, and the finish has a mocha bittersweet finish to it. Mouthfeel is full bodied thick and smooth. Overall, a very good dry stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (664) - Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Burnt, roasty aroma. Tightly bubbled head; decent size. Flavor is burnt, roast, bread malt. Lively carbonation. Good brew. My sampling was slightly warm, though; looking to try more of my six-pack later and update this review if temperature affected any of the characteristics. NEXT DAY RATE: Surprisingly not a whole lot of change now that it’s at a more proper temp. I will say I am noticing the cocoa element more. Not tasting the vinous, fruity, licorice elements some have described, or any of the other complexities, though. This is more a straightforward stout. Perhaps mine is not aged enough to bring out those elements?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (677) - LATVIA - JUL 24, 2014
Another good surprise. Pleasantly intense roasted malts, lovely coffee note and intense dark choco, decent hops. Feels like easy drinkable IMP. Mostly sweet with light bitterness in finish. Should retry

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (951) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours an opaque dark brown with a layer of tan colored head. Aroma of coffee and malts. Taste of chocolate and coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.


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