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Old #38 Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old #38 StoutOld #38 Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,073 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,073
Reviews: 631
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 38
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-18-2001)
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4.03/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured into a mug to a nice shade of black with a huge and rocky light tan head with excellent staying power
S: smells a little sweet with some notes of roasted malt and coffee
T: taste is smooth light chocolate flavor with a little coffee and some light roasted malt notes. swallow is a little sweet with more coffee and roasted malt
M: this beer has a medium heft on the palate with soft but adequate carbonation and a drying finish
O: A very good beer that's a pleasure to drink. It isn't a monster of a stout but it drinks nicely and has good flavors.

SHODriver, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 330mL bottle into a pint glass.

The beer's head leaps to the top of the glass as soon as it's poured, but then settles back down slowly, a bit more retention than cola but still somewhat fizzy. Head was Light tan by the way. The beer is an opaque brown color with only a slight amount of light coming through on the edges of this dark dark brew.

S: Toasty character stands out as well as a sweet caramely note. Brown sugar and slight traces of alcohol mix in with some dark fruit and some watery hot chocolate.

T: Not so in your face, but actually somewhat sweet at first.Caramel and toast. Finishes nice and roasty with a bit of char and coffee in the aftertaste.

F: The low point of this beer. A bit watery feeling. Not as creamy or substantive as you want any stout to be.

Overall a solid brew. Could be a regular go to, but there are a lot of similar beers out there. Kind of depends on whats next to it.

BucBasil, Aug 09, 2014
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Old #38 Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,073 ratings.