Old #38 Stout | North Coast Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,252 Ratings
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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,252
Reviews:
663
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
89
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wtf, I just want to rate this beer, why do I have to write a review?

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5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Old No. 38 Stout %5.4 ABV, 53 IBU's

Look: It is ofcourse black as night with a tan head.
Smell: Just a faint smell of roasted barley, grains, but more aroma than you would get from most irish style dry stouts
Taste: It has a nice full flavor with hints of chocolate, coffee, dark barley malts and grains. It is pretty bitter as you would expect from a beer touted as a beer brewed in an Irish style. There is not a heavy aftertaste that lingers at all.
Feel: It is a light feel, but it does have a nice body to it.
Overall: It is a very nice drinkable beer that has alot of flavor. I would surely drink it again. If you are looking for a drinkable stout that has a bit of a bitter bite to it this would be a good choice.

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4.89/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours nice with foamy cappucino colored head. The aroma made my knees weak - roasted grains, espresso coffee, tart hops. Hops and bitter chocolate dominate the taste with roasted grains scattered nicely. Complex, dry finish that had me wanting more..so I had four more!

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4.88/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Old 38 is an almost black ale with a reddish tint and a tan head that fades to a tight film. It leaves nice lacing on the glass and stays the whole way down. It has a roasted aroma that's sweet and a touch tart. There are notes of coffee, licorice and brown sugar. It is medium-full bodied and incredibly smooth. It feels a bit fluffy in the mouth. The finish is dry and dusty. The flavor is very roasted, almost smokey, with notes of coffee, chocolate, and caramel. It's a touch sweet and syrupy, but perfectly balanced. I think this may be the stout on which I originally developed my palate. The malt and hops just work together on a new plane of beer existence. I could drink a bucket of this. This is like a beer custom made for me.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark brown to black with ruby red highlights (to a light source), a nice creamy tan-brown head, and good carbonation and lace. Roasty malt aromas, light coffee notes, and some light hoppiness for good measure. Smooth roasty robust flavor with a touch of hop flavor; nicely balanced !! Medium bodied and creamy with a dry roasty coffee-ish finish.

Per N.C.B.Co. website:
Style: Dublin Dry Stout
Bitterness: 46 IBU's

1993 GABF- Silver - Dry Stout
1992 GABF- Bronze - Dry Stout

($6.99 / 6-pack)

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4.65/5  rDev +21.4%

Served from bottle into a Sam Smith's pint glass.

A:Pours an attractive black with brown/ruby highlights. Head dissipates quickly to thin cap

S: Primarily toasty notes, with sweet caramel smell.

T:Caramel and roasted grain, which finishes with a dry bitterness. Very nice

M: Medium bodied, soft carbonation, pleasant

O: Very drinkable and enjoyable stout. Delicious flavor and nice aroma. Would buy again.

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Old #38 Stout from North Coast Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,252 ratings.
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