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8 Ball Stout - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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BA SCORE
85
very good

917 Ratings
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Ratings: 917
Reviews: 518
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 21
Gots: 34 | 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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Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

brandoman63, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Rollzroyce21
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Rollzroyce21, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a coffee-black color. A dark tan creamy head sits on top. The head eventually recedes to a wisp of cream colored bubbles. Random lacing. Smells of bitter chocolates and a hint of oats. This beer tastes pretty good, surprisingly to me. The chocolate bitterness is there as well as that sort of bitter Oreo cookie note. Burnt malts also. The mouthfeel is slightly more watery than I would prefer. Overall, not bad at all. I only bought one bottle o this, but it was worth it.

JuicesFlowing, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of johnhenryconway
3/5  rDev -21.9%

johnhenryconway, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev +4.2%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev +4.2%

codynevels, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +30.2%

CEDAMA, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of IPAaron
4/5  rDev +4.2%

IPAaron, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Sargully
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Sargully, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of projhex
3/5  rDev -21.9%

projhex, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +4.2%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of shuajw
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

shuajw, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured a deep, deep brown to almost black. Opaque with a 3 finger tan colored foamy head that stuck around for awhile. Good lacing.

S- Not really prominent, but the usual coffee and chocolates for a stout, followed by a hint of hops piney smell.

T- A lot of coffee followed by dark chocolate flavors. The chocolate is followed by a mild hops bitterness. Then it finishes up with a sweet tinge of chocolate. Like legitimately sweet.

M- Light for a stout. Almost watery by stout standards. Still, the sweet tinge and mouthfeel compliment each other decently.

Overall, this is another stout I enjoyed, but I'm not sure if I'll seek it out again.

boilermakerbrew, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of rstone57
4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Pours jet black with a little less than finger's width of caramel colored head.

Smell is prominent dark chocolate.

Taste is dark chocolate malt with a medium body and medium carbonation.

This is a delicious stout from the folks @ Lost Coast up in Eureka.

rstone57, Nov 06, 2011
Photo of angelogarcia3
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This black beer was poured for me at Tap & Mallet in Rochester. This oatmeal stout beer was poured in a pint glass. It came with a thin dark head and aromas of chocolate cordials, and vanilla on the nose. My first sip is creamy and thick with flavors of chocolate, cream soda, and a hint of malt.

angelogarcia3, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of ckollias
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a pitch black hue with a 2-finger tan head that leaves a solid, persistent, thick, frothy lace.

S: Sweet roasted malts with hints of coffee and chocolate.

T: Smooth slightly sweet roasted malts and slightly hoppy.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent stout! Very smooth and easily drinkable.

ckollias, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of SouthLoopSuds
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark and Beautiful, Black, the head was a bit small though.

S: Nice, fragrent

T: Decent, not too bold, malty

M: Full, but a little bitter.

O: A decent stout for the price.

I bought this at my local Trader Joe's and for the price and overall taste, I think I'll buy more.

SouthLoopSuds, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of Dope
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A very dark brown pour with a milk chocolate head. Decent retention and good lacing.

S: Pretty simple, roasted malt with a bit of chocolate.

T: Lots of roasted malt (but not too much) and the smooth oatmeal with a bit of chocolate. A little bit milky like a borderline milk stout. Simple but great.

M: Super creamy and smooth, just like a proper oatmeal stout.

O: Great oatmeal stout. Not super complex or fancy, just a smooth, creamy, easy drinking stout. I could drink about 50 of these.

Dope, Oct 08, 2011
Photo of smcolw
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Near black color with a large three-finger, beige head. Plenty of streaky lace that I'd describe as a cross between spotty and ring-like.

Aroma: Creamy, mocha aroma, slightly chalky.

Thin bodied and above average carbonation starts off the taste. The flavor reminds me of iced coffee, both in taste and consistency. This is a weak stout, but it has the elements of a darker and drier dark beer.

smcolw, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A little on the lackluster side, no nose to speak of, thin weak head, that dissipates quickly, no lacing of the glass.Very unexiting brew.
Taste is decent but not exceptional, hints of chocolate and burnt oatmeal.

Surprizingly disappointing, since the ingredients are fully listed on the bottle and they should yeild an otherwise remarkable stout!

CaptJackHarkness, Sep 18, 2011
Photo of scottfrie
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Helm’s Alehouse.

A: Pours black with a great frothy light tan head that left wispy lacing down the glass.
S: Rich dark malts, dark chocolate, a touch of sweet caramel and a smoky and inviting kind of meaty campfire smell.
T: Follows the nose with notes of sweet dark roated malts, dark chocolates and a good light smoky finish.
M: Medium slicky body, low carbonation, thinnish mouth but not too watery.
O: Really solid oatmeal stout that isn’t the most complex, but doesn’t have any outrageous flaws.

scottfrie, Sep 08, 2011
Photo of Rutager
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a deep red-brown, almost black with a finger of tan head that lasts a little while but doesn't leave much for lacing.

Smell. Sweet roasty malts, chocolate and a bit of vanilla, a little metalic.

Taste. Sweet chocolate, roasty malt, caramel. Just a little grassy hops. Tastes pretty good.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, slightly higher than medium carbonation.

Overall. Bottom line is that this stuff tastes good. Could drink more than a couple pretty easily :-)

Rutager, Sep 02, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a black colour with an average size fizzy light brown coloured head. I can't see much carbonation due the darkness of the beer and there is some good lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Chocolate, malts, roasted coffee, smoke

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a high amount of carbonation and I can taste chocolate and roasted/burnt coffee mixed with malts and and a bit of a smokiness. The taste is really well balanced but the beer feels a little thin and watery which is surprising given it's alcohol content. It finishes with a chocolate/coffee slightly smokey aftertaste.

Overall – One of the better beers I've had from this brewer. I'd drink it again for sure. Only needs a little improvement in the mouth feel department.

spinrsx, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of DUBinMIA
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured pitch black with an almond color head about 3/4 in that reduces to about 1/4 - 1/2 in with good lace.

Smell is of sweet malt and coffee notes... maybe some lagging hops but nothing real pronounced.

roasted malt to start and coffee flavor kicks in... smoothes out then you get a bit of hop bitterness almost floral but more on the piney side if that makes sense. very faint alcohol finish.
mouthfeel is ok could be a bit thicker for a stout but adequate.

Overall a good beer and decent stout that i might be inclined to try again.

DUBinMIA, Aug 29, 2011
Photo of thirstybrother
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer has all the makings of a great stout, looks good, smells good, tastes great.
EXCEPT that the taste dies immediately on my tongue. There is very little aftertaste to speak of, which is a shame because it is quite delicious right away, hints of chocolate, and a great 'oatmeal-ly' feel.
Another thing is that mine has very little carbonation, could use a better head....
Will try again anyway.

thirstybrother, Aug 10, 2011
8 Ball Stout from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
85 out of 100 based on 917 ratings.