Old #38 Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BradtheGreat7:
3.79/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz short brown bottle with a label that features the Steam Engine the beer is named after. Decent looking label of green and the train engine. Poured into a standard pint glass.
A - black colored with the smallest hint of ruby and a solid brown. Tan colored head pours lovely and sits to perfection like a sheet of straightened cloth leaving good stick.
S - not much going on other than a dry roasted aroma with hints of dark malt and a faint whiff of bitter chocolate.
T - dark and roasted malt flavors with a hint of coffee and bitter chocolate. A toffee comes toward the middle with a small amount of bland hop flavors creeping in toward the back. Dry finish but the bitterness lingers for a moment.
M - pretty decent texture and not a bad thickness to the body. I can't say its smooth but it is pretty refreshing for a stout. The dry character allowed me to enjoy this stout and the roasted malts are done fairly well in 38.
O - a pretty good stout. Nothing fancy or out of this world about it, but a solid year round offering from a solid brewery. I really dig North Coast and while this isn't one of my favorites from them its still something ill grab from time to time.
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2013 18:14:13 | More by BradtheGreat7
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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 1,038 ratings.