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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

1,069 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,069
Reviews: 631
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 38
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
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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Photo of BucBasil
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

BucBasil, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Nock
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Nock, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of thufflife
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

thufflife, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of HuskerTornado
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

HuskerTornado, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Hypersomnia
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Hypersomnia, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of Norseman
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Norseman, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of MattXT
4/5  rDev +4.4%

MattXT, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of skaboom420
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

skaboom420, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

aquazr1, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

oriolesfan4, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of MikeDAdams
4/5  rDev +4.4%

MikeDAdams, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

KAF, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of arcman001
4.25/5  rDev +11%

arcman001, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev +4.4%

jeffthepony, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

EnthusedAboutBeer, Jul 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

dacohenz, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of erg
4/5  rDev +4.4%

erg, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of HungarianCount
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

HungarianCount, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of Hoppsbabo
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.

Hoppsbabo, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

pjbfromkc, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

waddellc2, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Azeotrope, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

patre_tim, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of leitmotif
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

leitmotif, Jun 22, 2014
Old #38 Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,069 ratings.