Old #38 Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Reviews by elNopalero:
3.18/5 rDev -17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
This pours a solid black with creamy, thick “chocolate milk” in beer form foam.
I get a toffee cocoa aroma that’s both smooth & sweet.
The beer itself is sweet with a body that holds up as expected, with a flavor that’s sweet, creamy and chocolaty.
The Old 38 I had finished like… bbq sauce. Yes. Bbq sauce. It doesn’t taste like it, doesn’t smell like it, and there’s no reason to think of bbq sauce given that it’s a stout, but after I finished my pint while struggling to place the “off” notes I realized it’s … bbq sauce. Go figure. Is it maple syrup (artificial maple syrup) that’s lending those hints? I never noticed such a characteristic in other brews made with maple but I definitely found this here—and corroborated my findings with others tasting with me. Pretty sure I won’t try this one again.
Serving type: nitro-tap
11-20-2012 08:29:15 | More by elNopalero
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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.
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