8 Ball Stout | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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3.83/5
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1,097 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
California, United States
lostcoast.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Eight Ball Stout is not for the faint of heart. It’s bold as hell and robust as can be, but it’ll reward your palate like no other stout. Roasted malts and heavy hops give it a flavor that will have you pouring another before you’re even finished with the first.

Added by kbub6f on 07-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,831
Reviews:
554
Ratings:
1,097
pDev:
11.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
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Ratings: 1,097 |  Reviews: 554
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

8 oz serving tasted in a snifter from draft at Consume on January 19, 2018. Look is dark brown with a tan head and lingering lacing. Smell and taste is pretty one dimensional. Feel is creamy and smooth.

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Photo of AuntBea
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rarigney
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of glennchapin
4.74/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitekid
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love stout beers ... and this is a pretty good one. Not sure why they would describe this beer as "bold". It is nowhere near as rich and full-bodied as others I've enjoyed, Let's call it understated ... but tasty none the less.
Chocolate and roasted malt with a very subtle undertone of citrus and a dry finish. Delicious and oh so drinkable ... perhaps too drinkable.
Certainly my new favorite from Lost Coast.

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StormAles
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmokySignals
4.93/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Lost Coast 8 Ball stout is the first of my three stout tasting, bottle date Dec 28 2016, bought at World Market on May 13 2017. A little older than I like, but ..
this was the best stout I had tasted at that point...
Smooth, rich, balanced roast, not overly chocolate or coffee, just right. It still tastes like a perfectly made dark beer, with the perfect hints of those flavors we look for in a quality stout. Dryness finish factor is spot on, and well worth having again.

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Photo of bshefftz
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smells of roasted malts, with a little bit of sweetness. Taste has hints of chocolate but seems like it's really watered down for a stout. I do like the slight hip presence that really saves this brew.

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Photo of HabaJohn
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bombelsky
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black. Brown, frothy head. Diminishes to a small crown. Decent lacing. Coffee, roasted malt, dark fruits aroma. Medium hop bitterness, medium malty sweetness. Low fruitiness and chocolate like flavor. Medium body. Medium-high carbonation, oily, grainy. Long, moderate dry finish with some sweet notes getting in.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this from tap at the cafe in Eureka. Not very impressed for an oatmeal stout. With that being said, this is a decent offering that I would drink again.

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Photo of steverx8
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mack
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SGR1220
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
2.95/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours dark with very little light passing through. Has a light colored head that goes away quickly. Can smell the roasted malts, with a little bit of sweetness. Taste has hints of chocolate and seems really watered down.

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8 Ball Stout from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,097 ratings