RATINGS: 1188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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LoveScotchAles (8) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2017 does not count
On draft at Silicon Valley Crown Plaza, bottle at Sergio’s. A very nice dry stout. Opaque black with vanishing tan head. Grainy nose and taste with some mild chocolate. Well balanced dry stout.

SarkyNorthener (4609) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2017
OT’ers of the Year tasting with the Richthevillan. Bottle from Stirchley wines. Black beer with small tan head. Aroma of blackcurrant, roasted malts and raisins. Taste is dark fruit, toffee, roasted malts, chocolate and light coffee. Medium bodied. Excellent.

RichTheVillan (7835) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2017
Bottle during OT’ers of the year tasting session beer bottle via Stirchley Wines and Sarkynorthener cheers Martin; dark brown pour with a bubbly tan, aroma has chocolate and tangy dark fruit, taste has dark fruits, hint of coffee, smooth mouthfeel, quite nice.

Szulo (167) - Płock, POLAND - MAR 8, 2017
Drobna, beżowa piana, która utrzymuje się dosyć krótko. Aromat wyraźnie palony, jest też mleczna czekolada i coś jakby cynamon. W smaku pojawia się kawa, delikatna kwaskowatość od ciemnych słodów, trochę za bardzo wysyconie jak na dry stouta, ale i tak przyjemnie się pije.

ebone1988 (1918) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2017
Nitro. Aroma is roasted malt, metallic, slight coffee. Appearance is black, light tan head, thick. Taste is roasted malt, earthy hops, coffee, metallic. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, metallic roasted malt aftertaste. Overall, eh. I expect more from this brewery.

oobawa (1394) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Tasty little stout from North Coast, small in scope but appreciably focused, refusing to indulge in decadent sweetness yet carrying enough roasted dry mocha love to remain a solid basic dark beer. Buttoned-up at first but gains a strong espresso-laced core as it warms, and the finish brings a firm bitterness tinged with dark chocolate and molasses. Nose seems much more like an Imperial Stout than the actual beer, but we won’t hold that against ol’ 38. Rational, restrained, tasty, like what a good stout used to taste like before we went fuckin’ nuts with the RIS monsters.

Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2017
On tap @ Flying Pig Pub - Oceanside. Pour is deep brown with a medium tan head. Aroma and flavor of semi-sweet chocolate, licorice, coffee grounds, and a touch of vanilla.

EdKing (2584) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle from We Brought Beer. So I’m, a massive fan of North Coast. So this beer comes as a bit of a disappointment. Opaque black in the glass with a medium cream to tan head, which dissipates to thin. Nose is weird. Red berries, Marmite yeast extract, lactic milkiness, roasted malt, black coffee. Lots of goodness but there’s this weird red berry thing going on. On the taste the red berry thing is more pronounced. Little cranberry sour. Don’t think it’s supposed to be like this. Will try and get another to re-rate.

Bawelt (874) - Lyon, FRANCE - JAN 6, 2017
Simple et efficace. Pour du 5,4%, il y a pas mal de goût. Plutôt chocolat avec touches de café. Petites notes fumées. Jolie petite longueur torréfiée.

gegwilson (3701) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle from the craft beer advent calendar courtesy of Pix. Cheers! Pours mahogany with a good foamy beige head. Mild roast aroma. The taste has dry ashy roast notes with spice. Dry bitter finish with lingering ash. Nice.

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