July 21, 2017

Old #38 Stout

A- / 4.1
Old #38 Stout

Named for a retired California Western Railroad steam engine on the Fort Bragg to Willits run through the Redwoods, Old No. 38 Stout is a smooth, firm-bodied stout with the toasted character and coffee notes of dark malts and roasted barley.

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Reviews of Old #38 Stout

Review by Aaron D. Campbell on January 17, 2011

A- / 4.1

Appearance – Black-brown and almost completely opaque (hints of red with a very bright light showing through), thick light brown head that clings to the glass as if it’s life depended on it.

Smell – Dark roast coffee, Alcohol, hints of something sweeter like toffee.

Taste – Slightly bitter coffee and dark malt up front, fading into a very smooth mid-palette, and finishes with a surprising bitter hop that hits at the very end and stays through and mixes with roasted flavors in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, light carbonation, very smooth.

Drinkability – Probably one of my favorite stouts. I love that they really brought the hops into the flavor profile of this one, rather than try to hide them completely.