Old #38 Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Khad:
3.99/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Had this poured from a bottle into a Stout glass.
Appearance is very nice, with a pretty black pour and I don't mean ruby. The head comes off as creamy and tan but doesn't stick around long. There is some lacing for the duration but not much. All seems straight forward but pleasant. Yes, as advertised, no mistaking that this is an Irish Stout. To the nose, you get plenty of malt, plenty of dark chocolate and some might say coffee but I got something along the lines of creamy black tea. The mouth-feel is nice and creamy with nothing overbearing, very light on the palate. The taste is once again straight forward and nothing ground breaking but still very enjoyable. Up front is the creamy chocolate, accompanied by mocha and very light expresso in the end. You will also be able to taste a lot of the malt and that's something I like in Stouts. All around a very nice beer although a bit on the pricey side here in Vegas. I'd buy it again if the price was right as this is a nice one but there are better choices out there. This is NOT a big beer and no way resembles a serious Imperial Stout. It's not complex and will remind you of most other Irish style Stouts but it still sits higher on the shelf than most. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2013 07:27:22 | More by Khad
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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 1,045 ratings.