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RATINGS: 1176   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2010
This is a dry Irish stout; not an imperial stout. I read so many reviews that say that they want MORE from this beer. But this is not one of those overpowering stouts. A very solid offering from a very fine brewery. The beer pours a very dark ruby amber tone that looks black almost opaque with a mahogany colored billowing two finger width head. The aroma is where this beer shines. The dark fragrant roasts and strong coffee aroma just powerful. The taste is not shabby either with very refined with hints of espresso and notes of sour cream. The dark roasted barley fills this beer with slight burnt finish that is pleasant when matched with the other flavors going on. The malts are prevalent, but the hops are not lost in the final judgment. Medium body and an acidic mouthfeel. A fine example of the style.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (686) - Lyon, FRANCE - JAN 6, 2017
Simple et efficace. Pour du 5,4%, il y a pas mal de got. Plutt chocolat avec touches de caf. Petites notes fumes. Jolie petite longueur torrfie.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (3514) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (3288) - SPAIN - DEC 18, 2016
Tap @ Irreale, Madrid, Spain. A: Black. T: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate, coffe, bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3893) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2016
Bottle from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, sweetish chocolate, and coffee. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet and moderate bitter. Body is medium. Very fine Stout with a tasty roasty chocolate coffee aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (1294) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Pours very dark brown with a brown head. It has a coffee aroma with molasses, roast, and a bit of chocolate. The flavor has coffee, roasted malts, unsweetened chocolate, and toast. It has a moderate body with a dry finish. Overall, this is a roasted malt driven ale with a dry aftertaste highlight by the complexities of the malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (2101) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle @Bir&Fud Bottega (Rome). Pours deep brown with a medium and persistent off-white/beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, nuts, light toffee, nice. Flavour is medium roasted malty with a good bitterness, well balanced, quite dry. Medium body, medium to light carbonation. Refined, but I expected something more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1518) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark brown to black with a large tan colored head. The aroma has a sweet chocolate smell mixed with some caramel malt. The taste is boozy chocolate with some caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (3202) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2016
Bottle from a friend. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, coffee, a bit of chocolate, nuts, dark fruits and a bit of toffee. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, toffee, coffee and dark fruits. Excellent stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (3660) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2016
fles, zwart met fijne bruine kraag. aroma van vanille en chocolade, smaken van cacao, redelijk veel koolzuur, droog, poederachtig, donkere mouten, gerst, gebrande mouten, chocolade, erg waterig, zuur, veel noten, matige body, aards, lijkt wel een bok bier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (1539) - Gdask, POLAND - OCT 31, 2016
Brunatne, nieprzejrzyste. Piana beżowa, na początku drobna, ale pojawiają się większe bąble. Ładnie koronkuje. Aromat palony, dość ostry. Pachnie wytrawnie. Jest lekka nuta jakby drewna. Całość pachnie dość przyjemnie. W smaku palony, ciemne słody. Jest wytrawny. Nie ma za wiele ciała, ale nie jest wodnisty. Niezły, ale nie powala. Po pierwszej 50-tce spodziewałem się więcej.


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