RATINGS: 1186   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Disappointed, very watery tasting beer. Has a drinkable taste, but not a preferred one.

rami_pl (4594) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 18, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking an Old No. 38 Stout by North Coast Brewing Company at Kamienica Hoża 41

Zboze, kawa, miod. Najgorsze dzisiaj. Lekkie, slodkie. Raczej ziew. Jesli miod jest z utlenienia, to swieze musi byc fajne... zero daty tu:(

ttutony (945) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Almost black with a tan nitro head. Smooth roasted malt with a slight slight sour twinge, a la Guinness. Hint of cocoa. Medium to full bodied. Nice take on the style.

DSG (15312) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L's place. Thanks Stas & Max. Dark brown. Roast, chocolate, nuts, some oxidation, sweetish, slightly bitterish finish, medium-bodied.

zvikar (6519) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 31, 2017
At Tom's Place, pours brown with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, caramel, toffee, flavor of toffee and caramel, chocolate, medium bodied

Bill Becker (1916) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017
From Dec 2007

I got this one in a great trade with JDV. Thanks Deniz!

This pours from 12oz bottle a very dark brown with reddish hues and a large tannish head of foam.

The smell has good notes of roasted malt and sweet chocolate but it's fairly light on the nose.

The taste has some nice sweetness to it from the chocolate followed by the roasted malt. Nice and tasty and a smooth drinking Stout. It has a medium mouthfeel to it and it finishes with that good roasty flavour. Pretty darned drinkable and the relatively low abv helps in that regard. I like this stuff! And that head of foam just keeps on hanging in there as a solid 1/2 inch layer with plenty of sticky lacing. Very attractive looking Stout and a very tasty one. I recommend it.

Derbeth (1078) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 22, 2017
Bottle. Black colour, small head with decent lacing. Aroma is much coffee, also pine, very well balanced. Light bitterness, not sweet. Smooth, soft carbonation. Rich, but not aggressive. Very good!

hauxe (969) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2017
Pours black from the bottle. The frothy tan head slowly subsides, leaving a sticky web of lacing. Aroma is Backhaus, coffee grounds, sweet cream. Taste is bitter with a light tang. Quite smokey. Dry. Body is medium with a mild carbonation. Overall not bad.

Christos (5902) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2017
(North Coast Old No. 38 Stout) Bottle 355ml at home, served into a shaker.
Dark brown colour on the body, tall and thick brown head on top, very good retention.
Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, chocolate.
Taste follows, roasted malts, liquorice, olive pit, chocolate, cold coffee. Nicely bitter finish.
Medium body.

chrisv10 (18599) - DENMARK - AUG 4, 2017
Bottle. Almost black with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and liquorice. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, little salt liquorice, medium sweet, hop and a little bitter.

ghostbeer (250) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Very smooth and rich. Well balanced with good dryness but not bitter. Dark and toasty with big coffee nose.

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