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RATINGS: 1188   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
A decent stout. Had a distinct but subtle sourness to it, which was odd given the coffee taste.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (3150) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - APR 24, 2017
Bottle from West Side. Pours a deep brown to black with a small finger of foam that dissipates quickly. Dark malt, coffee and deep prune on the nose. Dry on the palate with some light dark fruit notes alongside more coffee flavors. Dry finish with lingering roasted malt. Definitely punches up in complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdleedahl (366) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 13, 2017
Pretty standard stout, definitely just an average approach for the style. Nothing off about it, but nothing great that I can see that sets it apart. Kilowatt SF.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
puren (973) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - APR 13, 2017
PREZENTACJA: czarne, piana bardzo obfita, dość szybko opada do cienkiej ale trwałej warstewki i osiada na szkle piękną firanką;
AROMAT: wiśnia w gorzkiej czekoladzie, żelazo, suszona śliwka ;
ODCZUCIE: ciało średnie ku niskiemu, wysoko nasycone, bardzo puszyste;
SMAK: mało intensywny - zaczyna się od delikatnej suszonej śliwki, przechodzi w metal i gorzką czekoladę, kończy się niską krtką czekoladową goryczką i kakaowym posmakiem;
OGLNIE: piwo, jak sądzę, się utleniło, przez co nabrało nut owocowych i zabiło właściwy wytrawnemu stoutowi charakter, jest niezłe, choć mało wyraziste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PugUglyBrewer (513) - - APR 7, 2017
Dark brown in color with a fluffy, long-lasting head of light khaki colored foam. A bit thin with some roasted barley and raw cocoa characters. Some caramel malt coming through. Perhaps some figs in the end with a dry roast finish.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LoveScotchAles (8) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2017 does not count
On draft at Silicon Valley Crown Plaza, bottle at Sergios. A very nice dry stout. Opaque black with vanishing tan head. Grainy nose and taste with some mild chocolate. Well balanced dry stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (4396) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2017
OTers 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (7512) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2017
Bottle during OTers 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Szulo (67) - Pock, POLAND - MAR 8, 2017
Drobna, beżowa piana, ktra utrzymuje się dosyć krtko. Aromat wyraźnie palony, jest też mleczna czekolada i coś jakby cynamon. W smaku pojawia się kawa, delikatna kwaskowatość od ciemnych słodw, trochę za bardzo wysyconie jak na dry stouta, ale i tak przyjemnie się pije.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (1759) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oobawa (1082) - 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 wont 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.


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