8 Ball Stout - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
4.5/5 rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A - A creamy and solid looking four finger light brown head rises above a pitch black brew. The head shows amazing retention and gets rocky as it eventually settles to a thick finger. Viewed from above, this head looks like yeasty cookie dough. Big sheets of lace coat the glass and leave traces of khaki bubbles behind as they slide back down into the brew.
S - Double chocolate chip cookies, chocolate marshmallow (rocky road?) ice cream, and coffee with loads of vanilla flavored cream and sugar. Doesn't smell as dark as other stouts....it lacks the dark chocolate and espresso notes that stouter stouts have, but it smells extraordinary.
T - Oh, wow. This one is mellow, creamy, and subdued with delicate flavors. I like the fact that this takes a different approach to the style....it doesn't hit you over the head with espresso bitterness, but it gets under your skin with rich silky dark chocolate mousse and malty goodness. This is almost more of a porter than a stout as far as roaty bitterness goes.
M - Light in body, but rich and silky. The carbonation is very fine and quite subdued...luscious and silky in my mouth. Feels more hefty than it actually is. A very nice mouthfeel.
D - Could anything be more drinkable? This is mellow, creamy, complex, and it doesn't tax your taste buds over the course of a session. Not the heaviest hitting stout, but one of the most tasty and drinkable IMO.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2007 17:20:46 | More by pmcadamis
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3.43/5 rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours black with a light tan head.
Nose shows cocoa and roasted malt with a little sweet liquorice in the background.
More roasted malt as a flavours but not particularly complex. Again a hint of liquorice shows as well as some faint coffee but it's pretty subtle.
Could use more carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2014 03:41:53 | More by CrazyDavros
8 Ball Stout from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
86 out of 100 based on 872 ratings.