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8 Ball Stout - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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BA SCORE
86
very good

868 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 868
Reviews: 514
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 22
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-23-2002)
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Washington

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looking at the black blackness of this black beer (yup, it's dark) and the deep brown of the head, I was prepared to be blown away. The smell led me further towards this expectation-- it smelled so clean and delicious. I began to be a little let down, although this is still a great beer, when I took a sip.

It has a pretty intense coffee and burnt malt taste, which could be very desireable in some contexts. The main drawback is a somewhat sharp bitterness in the aftertaste and a sesame oil flavor that I've discussed in other beer reviews (hint: I don't like it).

There's nothing really notable about the mouthfeel, but nothing wrong with it either. Overall I had to give this a 3.0 for drinkability (I treat drinkability as a general "will I buy this again" ranking) because there's nothing bad about it but the cost for what you get. If you like bitter and the deep coffee flavors, this is the beer for you. I'll buy it again, but it'll be a while.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2004 01:46:41 | More by AndIWantYou
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8 Ball Stout from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
86 out of 100 based on 868 ratings.