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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

1,068 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,068
Reviews: 631
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
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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bzzpop, Sep 11, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

dental, Sep 06, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +5.5%

Excellent flavor - good body. A winner!

gonzo000, Sep 05, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +18.3%

PanamaD, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Raziel313, Aug 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Pens1967, Aug 23, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -60.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

McAfee85, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

jco3, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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 -1.8%

ronricorossi, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

LukeGude, Aug 12, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -7.1%

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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thufflife, Aug 06, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +10.2%

12 oz bottle poured into Chimay glass. Pours black with a mocha colored head. Tall head that eventually settles into a thin layer on top of the beer. A fair amount of lacing as it moves down the glass.

Smell is of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, some hops and bit of dark fruits.

Taste is dark roasted toffee malts up front, chocolate flavors as well as hop bitterness come through the middle, and the finish has a mocha bittersweet finish to it. Mouthfeel is full bodied thick and smooth.

Overall, a very good dry stout.

HuskerTornado, Aug 05, 2014
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Old #38 Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,068 ratings.