Old #38 Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 1,043 | Reviews: 627 | Display Reviews Only:
3.99/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Very, very dark brown, ruby when held up to a bright light. Decent, if porous, head, but little lacing. No carbonation apparent. Bottle art reminds me of lame early 90's shirts, but it's endearing.
S: Wow, rounded considering the nearly purity-law ingredients list. Realistic coffee foremost, with chocolate and dark malts in the background. Not shy at all. Consider me impressed.
T: Similar to the nose: coffee (if I didn't know better I'd say they added coffee beans), faint milk chocolate. The hops' flavor isn't apparent but the bitterness is in the finish, which is long, and also contains a little sweetness, but nowhere near indulgent. Concisely, great.
M: Just shy of full-bodied, with slightly too much carbonation for my preferences. Yet, this relatively light body increases its drinkability. Decent tradeoff.
O: This is a great stout, enjoyable during any season; doesn't require a super-dark beer mood. The coffee is so impressive, yet that is only one aspect to this beer. This is my summer-stout.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2014 08:12:12 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
3.96/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A- Black with slight brown around the edges. Poured a nice 2 finger head with awesome lacing.
S- I got a big burst of caramel right after it was poured. From there, it added hints of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Seemed to weaken as it warmed.
T- Roasted malts, baker's chocolate, coffee, caramel, a touch of spicy hop, and some bready notes. Roast grew stronger as it warmed.
M- On the lighter side of medium. Not overly drying. Pretty good carbonation.
O- I could definitely drink this if it were offered, but I'm just not the biggest fan of thinner stouts.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2014 23:40:17 | More by tmm313
Old #38 Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,043 ratings.