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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

1,060 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,060
Reviews: 630
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 39
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
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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LukeGude

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-12-2014 03:08:12 | More by LukeGude
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BucBasil

South Carolina

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.

08-09-2014 14:43:40 | More by BucBasil
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Nock

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.5%

08-08-2014 19:01:19 | More by Nock
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thufflife

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-06-2014 14:39:34 | More by thufflife
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HuskerTornado

Arkansas

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.

08-05-2014 01:00:43 | More by HuskerTornado
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-01-2014 07:32:12 | More by zestar
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-30-2014 23:15:40 | More by Hypersomnia
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Norseman

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-22-2014 20:21:24 | More by Norseman
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-21-2014 17:46:40 | More by MattXT
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-18-2014 00:50:58 | More by skaboom420
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-17-2014 00:33:24 | More by aquazr1
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-15-2014 03:25:33 | More by oriolesfan4
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MikeDAdams

Idaho

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-07-2014 17:57:13 | More by MikeDAdams
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-06-2014 22:00:12 | More by KAF
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arcman001

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-05-2014 07:03:35 | More by arcman001
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jeffthepony

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-03-2014 02:06:13 | More by jeffthepony
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EnthusedAboutBeer

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-02-2014 22:08:11 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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dacohenz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

07-01-2014 02:21:48 | More by dacohenz
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erg

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-29-2014 22:21:51 | More by erg
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HungarianCount

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-26-2014 04:52:42 | More by HungarianCount
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Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

3.51/5  rDev -8.1%

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.

06-25-2014 10:57:27 | More by Hoppsbabo
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pjbfromkc

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

06-24-2014 20:21:33 | More by pjbfromkc
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-24-2014 15:22:23 | More by waddellc2
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Azeotrope

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-24-2014 05:13:01 | More by Azeotrope
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patre_tim

China

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-23-2014 22:31:25 | More by patre_tim
Old #38 Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,060 ratings.