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RATINGS: 1064   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chickenflea (327) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (650) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (834) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7938) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (540) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2014
From a bottle. Pours jet black with a thin tan head, coffee aroma, smooth with rich roasted flavours and an almost sweet aftertaste. A very drinkable stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1239) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle. Near black with a beige head. Raisins and molasses. Dark fruit and sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (1158) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of caramel, roast, fruit; flavour disappointing after the aroma - weak and watery, balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thewade (310) - USA - APR 8, 2014
Roasty and malty. Easy to drink. Very smooth. This makes a good intro stout for someone I believe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (451) - Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Black with a nice tan head. Good bitterness and lacing. Medium body. I get lots of powered chocolate. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2014
12 oz bottle purchased at John’s Grocery and poured into a pint glass at home. Black appearance with an average, light brown head. Aroma dark malts, roast, dark fruit, licorice, earthy hops and a touch of red wine. Similar flavor, toasty, nutty and malty, lightly fruity, adding chocolate, coffee and light hop bitterness. Medium body, pretty creamy and smooth finishing slightly dry and lingering. Pretty rich, yet easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4148) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
pours clear dark brown, red tint, with a creamy light beige head, some retention and lacing. coffee and chocolate malts, dust and minerals, earthy tones, some woodsy and fruity notes, slightly ashy and chalky, hint of soy sauce and coconut. average to moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, dry and bittering grassy-peppery-bitter coffee finish. straightforward by the book stout. nicely crafted.

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