RATINGS: 1190   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2012
12oz Bottle. The pour was a muddy jet black with a large (2-3 finger) light brown frothy head that slowly receded, down to a medium film with a large collar and had good streaky lacing. The aroma was of a roasted dark bread malt and a leathery yeast with notes of molasses, bakers chocolate and dark roasted coffee. The taste was very similar to the aroma starting off a bitter malty with a slight molasses sweetness and a strong bitter chocolate note, and finishing with a large dose of roasted coffee and a smooth bitter ending. The flavor lasted a decently long time following the swallow with a bitter coffee taste that was left to linger. Mouthfeel was a few shade above medium in body with a thin oily texture and a carbonation that was just past mild. Overall this brew was a prime example of a bitter Dry Stout, possessing a decent body and taste along with a nice easy drinkability...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (479) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Need to find this again - after the fact review. Dark pour with creamy head. Aroma is nearly perfect pure roastedness. Flavor follows similarly - never too dry or imparting any other flavors than delicious roasted malt. Finish is clean leaving me wanting more. Fantastic stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (3348) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2017
12 oz bottle. The pour is a nice darker black with a thin ring of light tan head and nonlace as it falls. The aroma is pretty good. There is a nice sweet chocolate and a roasty balance. Light dark fruits and a hint of sweetness just being up on the back end. The flavor is a little less exciting. There is a light sweetness to it up front, and the roasty malt just catches up. There is a strong maltiness toward the back and its not too shabby, there just isnt a lot happening. The mouth feel is light and watery with a hardly there carbonation and a lingeringly milky chocolate and slightly bitter roast. Not bad, but there isnt a lot happening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (3249) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdleedahl (430) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
puren (1022) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PugUglyBrewer (560) - - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (4443) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (7631) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Szulo (94) - Płock, 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.

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