Old #38 Stout | North Coast Brewing Co.

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Old #38 StoutOld #38 Stout
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Old #38 StoutOld #38 Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
northcoastbrewing.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
53 IBUs

Added by kbub6f on 10-18-2001

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#14,434
Reviews:
667
Ratings:
1,274
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Photo of mpenske
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stoutmaster9
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not much smoke from the bottle, yet poured nigh room temp.
Jet black, thin head, grand lacing.
Scent: Malty-Chocolate: roasted, with a hint of cooking -
Smoky. An abundance (and Beyond?) of bitter roasted malt. Licorice, dark fruits and bread. Tobacco.
Interesting contrast with other (mellow, non-Imperial) masterwork Stouts, yet certainly not a go-to brew.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pstam87
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Almost solid black with an above average body,a little thick and creamy with a decent amount of carbonation but not too much. Aroma is mostly roasted malt with some grain, and perhaps a little vanilla and coffee. Finishes dry but with a small amount of sweetness that makes very pleasing. A great try at the style and an overall great beer

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Photo of madelf66
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mnine
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scasterline
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good stout from an old friend! Visited the brewery on our trip up the coast, but had this on tap at industry. Very smooth and drinkable. Good example of this style.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CollinaTiger
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBrewsky
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of insouciantx
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sethcroisant
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MouldyCrow
4.9/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TerribleTaste
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beer on nitro over at 99 Beers on the Wall in Santa Cruz. (Bad ass little joint with some delicious HUGE burgers)
The beer looked amazing, two finger head that was inviting, smelled of sweet aromatic vanilla and chocolate, the beer went down so well with the nitro, however the taste left a little to be wanting.
And honestly that could just be my personal subjective taste, this Stout was a tad smokey, and not that I don't enjoy a hint of smoke flavor, but I prefer it to by in my porters.
The only reason the taste gets a little bit of a knock from me is because I was totally not expecting smokey flavors from it, Still though.... was better than anything else I tried =p

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tekstr1der
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Need to find this again - after the fact review. Dark pour with creamy head. Aroma is nearly perfect pure roastedness. Flavor follows similarly - never too dry or imparting any other flavors than delicious roasted malt. Finish is clean leaving me wanting more. Fantastic stout.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes taken 04/17/17:

Dark reddish brown, mostly opaque. Golden brown head, with fine uniform bubbles, a spongey texture, good retention, and clingy lace. Cocoa, coffee, booze, toasted grain, light dark fruit notes. Not as balanced or strong as I would like. Overall, reminds me of those dark chocolate covered berries, good but a little too sharp. Palate has a little better balance, quite toasty-toasty along the lines of dark chocolate, some toasted grain, a little toffee, a little vanilla, a little smoke, only moderately fruity-sweet, and then some earthy hops and some booze peaking in the balance at the finish. Full-bodied, smooth, fairly thick, but thinned out by an even, consistent medium carbonation of tingly and then velvety suds. Flattens fast. Plenty of heat, but I don’t think the ABV is terribly high, doesn’t say on the label.

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Photo of Akeah
4.72/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Old #38 Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,274 ratings