Old #38 Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by 1000lbgrizzly:
3.99/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Very, very dark brown, ruby when held up to a bright light. Decent, if porous, head, but little lacing. No carbonation apparent. Bottle art reminds me of lame early 90's shirts, but it's endearing.
S: Wow, rounded considering the nearly purity-law ingredients list. Realistic coffee foremost, with chocolate and dark malts in the background. Not shy at all. Consider me impressed.
T: Similar to the nose: coffee (if I didn't know better I'd say they added coffee beans), faint milk chocolate. The hops' flavor isn't apparent but the bitterness is in the finish, which is long, and also contains a little sweetness, but nowhere near indulgent. Concisely, great.
M: Just shy of full-bodied, with slightly too much carbonation for my preferences. Yet, this relatively light body increases its drinkability. Decent tradeoff.
O: This is a great stout, enjoyable during any season; doesn't require a super-dark beer mood. The coffee is so impressive, yet that is only one aspect to this beer. This is my summer-stout.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2014 08:12:12 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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United Kingdom (England)
3.51/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
A: Solid black body. Slightly beige head which dissipates quickly.
S: Not much of a nose but some smokey fudge and caramel.
T: Thick and full of fizz. Smokiness and earth, just on the right side of dry. No chocolate and in fact no malt character at all but there is some caramel in the aftertaste. Sharp and assertive but lacking backbone. Not as hoppy as I was expecting.
O: Totally lacking in malt character and one dimensional but still quite drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2014 10:57:27 | More by Hoppsbabo
Old #38 Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,043 ratings.