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RATINGS: 1190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 3, 2004
This one was surprising too me, althogh it probally was not a good idea to have had Westvleteran 12 just before. The appearance was attractive with its dark brown pour, diminishing dark brown head yet moderate lacing. The aroma with presence of a very roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate. As it warmed however I began to get hints of a peat moss/decaying leaf aroma. Not bad, just natural smelling. The palate was VERY dissapointing however. It was very weak and washed out. The taste was about as impressive. It tasted like charcoal with an astringent, bitter aftertaste. My last sip had a unusal flavor, the warmest sip...and that was essence of wet dog. So you see why I said it was surprising. This one looks and smells better than it tasted.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2004 Dark burgundy with a grayish tan head. Roasted malt aroma with notes of coffee and chocolate. Very roasty, even smoky flavor. Coffee and mild acidity come out in the finish. Could use more body but this is still a good, enjoyable stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Dark with a thick creamy head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted and anise. Flavour it roasty and dry with citrus hops and anise. A bit thin for a stout, but pretty good over all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2004
This is a good stout. Smooth and creamy, nice long-lasting head. Not very strong but still fulbodied and complex.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 19, 2004
On tap acrossed street from brewery...very attractive, black body with creamy tan head. Medium-full body, creamy mouthfeel, sweet and roasty, finishing dry...Im very much a fan.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Black pour with a dense tan head. Very roasted aroma. Flavor is sweet and roasted with an acidic finish. The sweetness seemed out of place, either that or get rid of the acidity and call it a sweet stout.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2004 Man this brew dissapointed me. Im not a big fan of dry stouts. Too dry and not rich enough. This brew poured lovely. Dark and rich. Smelled like dry grain, motor oil and ash. Taste is burnt not roasted. And dry for days. The carbonation and the dryness make me want to puke. Grat

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2004
Deep brown in color with a nice tan head. Full bodied beer. Roasty and chocolatety. Enjoyable. Smooth tasting. Dry finish. Drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (4333) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Pours a deep brown, held up to light you can see through it. Aroma coffee and chocolate. Flavor is the same. It is what a stout should be. Nothing to get excited about but still is pleasing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2004
[email protected] Coast. This was pretty tasy, quite toasty/roasty. Some smokeyness in there aswell. Nutty and chocolatey, long dry finish, really tasty.


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