North Coast Old No. 38 Stout (355ml Bottle)
Named for a retired steam engine on the Ft. Bragg-Willits Skunk run through the California Redwoods, Old No. 38 Stout is a smooth, firm-bodied stout with the toasted character and coffee notes of dark malts and roasted barley.
Deep black-red color. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Initial dry mouth feel leads to a smooth, smoky,coffee malt finish. Hops are more present than in your typical Stout. Lots of roasted malt in the finish. A nice Stout.
The "Irish-style" stout is typically a low-gravity stout with bitterness ranging between 30-45 IBUs. Roastiness is present, but restrained, and there should not be hops in either the flavour or aroma. A little bit of acidity can be present. Often, this type of stout is serving via nitrogen, with all the effects that has on a beer - low carbonation, extra-thick head, lifeless palate and muted flavour and aroma.