KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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, bakerís 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...
Rasmus40 (13808) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
jbuskirk (618) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
rumproasts (4132) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap on nitro. Black with small head. Light carb. Mild coffee flavor. Slightly thin. Average.
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
stevoj (2870) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
TorbenJensen (488) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
maekchu (2733) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BeergeekKorea (40) - SOUTH KOREA - JUN 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Ratpatrol1019 (52) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
davidezdonz (58) - , HONG KONG - MAY 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 fl oz bottle into a pint glass. There was no bottled or best by date on the bottle. The beer poured a rich opaque black colour with a bit less than one finger caramel tan head that dissipates quickly leaving a small amount of lacing. Aromas are a bit weak, but mainly of roasted malts, cocoa dark chocolate and brown sugar. There is also a slight amount coffee mixed in. Tastes of sweet cocoa and roasted malts followed by brown sugar, milk chocolate, coffee and maybe a small amount of caramel. Creamy, sticky, light to medium bodied with light carbonation and a small alcohol kick. Overall this was a decent stout that may be a little bit on the sweet side. However when compared to Guinness, I have to say that Iím leaning towards Guinness for a variety of reasons. Itís not as sweet, only one-third of the cost, and a lot easier to find in Hong Kong since its available in every supermarket.