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RATINGS: 1197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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
Jabah (829) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2018
I bought this along with a single of Old Plowshare (organic), and liked this just a bit better...but not really sure. They seemed very similar in style, but this one was a little more robust and darker in appearance. Besides that not much of a difference, flavor is almost the same. This is less money too (non-organic), so that is a plus. I still like Lost Coast 8-ball Stout over any of these though.

4
Kavu (5542) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2018
UPDATED: APR 18, 2018 5oz on tap @ North Coast Brewery Taproom. Pours very dark brown with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts with some coffee. Flavor is creamy roasted malts, coffee, hops. Great.

3.7
ANZUShophunter (821) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2018
From bottle in porter glass. Pours near black with big tan head, aroma of roast malt, mocha & a bit of licorice. Rich malt taste up front with a bitter finish to dry it out. Nice stuff

3.6
TaxiDriver (1886) - Stadland, GERMANY - APR 6, 2018
UPDATED: APR 6, 2018 The smell of roasted malt, some soja sauce and coffee. The small beige creamy head had a normal duration, the body is black. A malty taste, some coffee, light bitter. The body is medium strong, creamy with a lively carbonation.

3.4
WillemsUrenkel (2184) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2018
0,355 l bottle from Beer Supreme, Oldenburg. Black with reddish edges in the glass, frothy two finger beige head. Roasted malty smell.Taste is malty, increasing roasty, later some coffee and/or dark choco. Hop present in the second row. Some berryfruity sweetness. Low carbonated. Noce one.

3.8
klm1 (2176) - Bled/SF, - FEB 18, 2018
[email protected] grill in Sonora. Pours black/dark brown with foamy light brown head. Mellow roasted, chocolate, some dark fruit esters, licorice (from hops). Medium body, smooth texture

3.7
seanos (9) - IRELAND - FEB 11, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2018 Roasted malts and chocolate on the nose. Pours with a decent head, little creamy. Roasted malt flavour, dark chocolate and a little nutty. Shame it’s not a tad creamier, but excellent stout for an autumn evening

3.5
dnstone (4175) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2018
Pours a deep chocolate brown with solid nitro thick tan head. Light roast aroma. Light chocolate-coffee flavor...quite dry. Notes: on nitro

3.7
Bricktop86 (1036) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 20, 2018
Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter and light sour.

4
drjoeng (1497) - SINGAPORE - JAN 12, 2018
5.6%ABV. Stout. Poured out black. 40ºSRM. Nose has aromas of cold sweet black coffee, plum jam, and overripe honey plums. Mouthfeel is light. Palate has flavors of roasted barley, charcoal, coffee and a light ume. Like many stouts and porters done today, it is difficult to tell the difference, not with this one. The malt palate is smoke, charcoal and black bread. Hop flavors are woody and earthy. Finish is clean with a charred wood bitter. Overall really good. I liked this so much I actually came back for a 2nd taste before rating this. Goes on Favorites List!


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