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8 Ball Stout - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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8 Ball Stout8 Ball Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

871 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 871
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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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 650 ml bottle to a pint glass.

This beer pours very dark near black with a two finger head that breaks quickly leaving nothing behind but a touch of lacing. The smell is roasts, coffee and molasses with smoke. The taste is roasts and malt with coffee and hints of vanilla. The feel is good with medium carbonation and medium body.

A good effort and something I would have again.

Serving type: bottle

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3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The Lost Coast Brewery and Café was conceived in 1986 when Barbara Groom, a pharmacist, and Wendy Pound, a family counsellor, wondered what it would take to start their own brewpub. After years of experimental home brewing, planning and studying, Barbara and Wendy were ready to begin. With the 1989 purchase of the Pythian Castle, a 100-year-old building in Eureka, California, the café was ready to open. The building, a restored wood frame structure built in 1892, was purchased from its original owners, The Fraternal Order of the Knights of Pythias. After some extensive remodelling, the Lost Coast Brewery and Café began operation in July of 1990. The brewery outgrew its original home in the Pythian Castle and moved production to a larger site down the street. After a record breaking year in 2005, producing over 24,000 barrels, Lost Coast Brewery had expectations of breaking the 30,000-barrel mark. In 2009, it broke that record producing over 50,000 barrels, making Lost Coast Brewery the 33rd largest in the United States. Lost Coast distributes its ales in 22 states, Puerto Rico, and three Canadian Provinces.

With the Canadian winter coming on, Bucky decided to stock up on stouts, including a 650 ml bottle of Lost Coast's 8 Ball Stout ("8 Ball"). Oddly, there was no production or best before date on the bottle. 8 Ball was 5.8% alcohol by volume.

8 Ball poured a very deep brown colour verging on black, with about 1/2" of creamy tan coloured head produced. The head faded to a thin cap of foam after 3 minutes, and left considerable spotting and some modest lacing all down the glass. Its aroma was of dark coffee, dark European chocolate and earthy/herbal hops. 8 Ball's taste very much followed the aroma, with the addition of a certain sweetness which gave way to a mildly bitter dark coffee finish and aftertaste. As the beer warmed there was a bit of booze in the finish...which was surprising given its 5.8% alcohol content, but by no means unpleasant. The only weakness of this beer was its slightly thin mouthfeel, which contrasted noticeable with the creaminess of the head. Carbonation level was moderate, fully in keeping with the style. Overall this is a solid, flavourful stout and not overly hoppy in the finish...well worth a try. Currently selling for $4.80 per 650 ml bottle.

Serving type: bottle

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8 Ball Stout from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
86 out of 100 based on 871 ratings.