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8 Ball Stout - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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BA SCORE
86
very good

869 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 869
Reviews: 514
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 21
Gots: 25 | 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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karengarys

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Well well well...

I am NOT a stout person, but I approached this to judge the beer and not my tastes. I have liked some stouts, but I do not like Guiness. Some sweeter stouts were okay... ...and I am quite pleasently surprised with this one...

Pours tar color as you would expect. Not cloudy. No head at all, though, it looks flat sitting in the glass. There is some brew stuck to the glass, but the glass isn't really laced, it is more, like, coated.

Smells rich of coffee and chocolate (to me, may be odd).

Taste is rich. Rich coffee, rich chocolate, but it is not really bitter. That ickey yuck bitter thing is missing!! Instead, there is a sweetness of some sort. It is very good!

And the mouthfeel - is this a stout?! It is really creamy and syrupey, and somewhat slippery. It is nice to chew!

Somehow this has a clean finish, like from a dry American hoppy summer beer - but it isn't hoppy like that - the dry cleanliness is just there.

I really recommend this for anybody interested in seeing what a stout can be. If you see this, please try it!!!

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2004 00:23:59 | More by karengarys
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8 Ball Stout from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
86 out of 100 based on 869 ratings.