8 Ball Stout | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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3.83/5
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1,107 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English 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:
#19,237
Reviews:
559
Ratings:
1,107
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
26
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Photo of Jotunsynth
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Saltyclaws
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle . $1.50 poured into a frozen stainless pint cup.
Dark can almost see light thru it
Smells sweet
Taste and feel
Molasses,consistent flavor and taste , not syrupy, chicory on the back end.
I get a little black licorice flavor also,just a hint of it. Not runny ,almost soft , almost light ,smooth,
I've been drinking this for 15+ years.
The modern iteration is much more consistent and not runny.
Perhaps my taste buds have changed. Has always been worth drinking if you like stout.

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Photo of Stouttastick
4.54/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Yum

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Photo of Dodo2step
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- midnight black with a brown one finger foamy head. Decent lacing left on inside of pint glass.

S- molasses, coffee/chicory and roasted malts.

F- chicory and molasses.

M- dark brew coffee flavor with burnt malts rounding it out.

O- a nice dark stout. over time it withers into a metallic taste but good nonetheless.

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Photo of beerbart
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scottsbeer
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griphon
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wati47
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickSMpls
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very dark pour, very thick frothy head. Sticky lacing. Light aroma of roasted grain. Taste is dry and clean, nothing dominating, well-balanced. Good carbonation and mouthfeel. A well done stout that does not try to be more than it is. Recommended if you come across a bomber. Good for a damp, wet, spring PNW evening.

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Photo of FLima
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black color with a caramel thick head with great retention and leaving laces.
Aroma with lots of creamy dark chocolate, cocoa, grains and coffee.
Nice flavor with notes of cocoa, grass, grains and oats, citrusy hops, a bit of red fruits and hazelnut. Dry and roasted aftertaste and perceivable hops.
Full body with appropriate carbonation.
Nice rounded Stout with predominant dark chocolate notes and roasted malt, citrusy hops and coffee in the background. Good balance of flavors, don’t expect any big deviance from style.

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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

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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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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

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8 Ball Stout from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,107 ratings