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RATINGS: 1180   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2004
Pours black with some ruby tint. Nice tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Very slight hint of anise. Decent body. Coffee flavor was very pleasing. A good coffee stout but not as good a Bells Java Stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Nice full stout head. Coffe and roasted barley in aroma. Complex full taste with chocolate and coffe. If something negative nust Be said there is a slight aftertaste of burned rubber.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1577) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2004
Tastes and feels more like a porter to me. Pours a deep dark brown with a light brown head. Roasty aroma. Taste is of roasted malt, barley and coffee. Mouthfeel is nice but on the thinner side. Leaves a nice slightly burnt aftertaste. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (3364) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2004
Bottle: Good nose, Chocolate milk, pine, coffee. Clear reddish brown. Small head that faded. Sweet malt, touch of hops, Bakers chocolate, pine grapefruit in the flavor. Dry sweet finish. Faded quickly. Smooth. Very drinkable, went down fast. I might even think of it as my lawn mowing stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 11, 2004
Aroma has lots of chocolate, slightly smokey, malty, with oak notes. Dark ruby red color with medium sized tan head. Flavor is full of coffee and chocolate, creamy, malty, with a somewhat bitter finish. Palate is a little thin for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10293) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2004
Pours dark maroon, with a subdued head. Nice lacing. Good coffee/chocolate smell. Tastes very dry, with toffee, malt, soy sauce, chocolate, and earthy hints. Finishes smooth...not as thick and rich as other stouts, but pretty good overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2004
Dark dark red body with a stiff tan head. Dry chocolate aroma with a hint of fruitiness. Dry roasty coffee bean taste peach and banana hints. This stout might be a bit weak in mouthfeel or depth of flavor but it certainly has no flaws.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 3, 2004
From the bomber bottle: Dark reddish-brown-black in appearance. Tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Chocolate, caramel, vanilla flavor. Very nice stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Got this from Bottleworks; it's not available anywhere I've seen in Oregon. Pours... Well, looks like a foamy cup of coffee, and smells that way too. Taste is roasted coffee and mocha with a bit of a bite. Just a touch of mineral mouthfeel on the palate. Overall, it's not the best North Coast (stiff competition, though!) but a solid stout that holds its own quite well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2004
A mellow smokey malty aroma.Dark w/ruby highlights.Taste is citrus,coffee,smoked tease of choc-burn.Decent smooth yet bitter finish lingers.Almost like a sour hopped scotch ale(weird)burnt dry long finish(eck)Tastes old.Not bad,but intense.


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