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Old #38 Stout - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,103 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,103
Reviews: 633
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 41
Gots: 31 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

GRG1313, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

NRo, May 29, 2014
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Mikus, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

bernat1971, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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neckbeered, May 12, 2014
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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.

1000lbgrizzly, May 11, 2014
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Old #38 Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,103 ratings.