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RATINGS: 1102   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2010
This is a dry Irish stout; not an imperial stout. I read so many reviews that say that they want MORE from this beer. But this is not one of those overpowering stouts. A very solid offering from a very fine brewery. The beer pours a very dark ruby amber tone that looks black almost opaque with a mahogany colored billowing two finger width head. The aroma is where this beer shines. The dark fragrant roasts and strong coffee aroma just powerful. The taste is not shabby either with very refined with hints of espresso and notes of sour cream. The dark roasted barley fills this beer with slight burnt finish that is pleasant when matched with the other flavors going on. The malts are prevalent, but the hops are not lost in the final judgment. Medium body and an acidic mouthfeel. A fine example of the style.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cutitoutdave (65) - - MAY 11, 2015
Pours dark brown opaque with full tan head. Aroma of roasted Malta, chocolate. Semi sweet roasted flavor with dry finish. Full bodied. Nice drinkable stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8271) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Draught at the North Coast Taproom, Fort Bragg, CA.
Dark brown almost black colour with a small to mid-size creamy tan head. Mild dry roasted malt, mild bitterness and mild liquorice in the aroma. The flavour is dry roasted malt, moderate bitterness and mild coffee. Balanced. Dry and roasted.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2689) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 7, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque black with a solid tan head, bands of lace. Aroma of sweet malt. Taste is toasted malt with coffee and a bit of chocolate that moves firm;y through the swallow to a lightly hopped finish. Big-bodied, balanced, enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swannycellars (29) - Swanbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2015
Pours deep brown with thin beige head. Lovely aromas of sweet pastry, choc, vanilla and raisin. Taste is quite sweet with loads of milk chocolate and stewed dark fruit. Great value stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1277) - Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2015
Really dark. Subtle chocolate. Thin head. Mild. Medium body. Easy drinking stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kristaps (16) - LATVIA - APR 12, 2015
From bottle. Almost black color. Aroma of chocolate and roasted barley. Taste is full bodied, quite dry and roasty

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2015
Jet black, ample, creamy tan, fine grained head. Deep caramel, some light coffee and chocolate. Lightly bitter, very long pleasant sweetness. Very round body, medium heavy, creamy, light effervescence. Medium finish. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2865) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 26, 2015
On tap at CBB Bud. Pitch black with a beige head of dense foam. A rich savory chocolate nose. Smooth med-light body with a taste of chocolate covered raisins & dark bitter malts. Quite pleasant actually.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (892) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, long lasting, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of bready malt, toast, dark fruit, coffee and brown sugar. Body is medium, creamy and smooth. Taste is of toasted malt, coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruit and herbal hops. Finish is long and dry. On a sweet side but tasty brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (641) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2015
Cola coloured pour with a thin tan head that quickly fades. Roasty, chocolate and coffee aromas. Taste is cocoa, coffee, roast, dry, a little coffee bitterness. Tasty


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