Old #38 Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
Old #38 Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,060 ratings.