8 Ball Stout | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

8 Ball Stout8 Ball Stout
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8 Ball Stout8 Ball Stout

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

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

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Came in standard 22 ounce bottle, poured into a pint glass, and noticed a fairly small amount of tan head, dissipated at an somewhat quick pace with smallish bubbles. Looks pretty tasty.

Smell of malts, coffee, and chocolate permeate the senses. Taste is rather good, with the strong coffee presence, there was a lack of bitterness and overall tasted rather sweet. A somewhat complex taste, but there did seem to be some room for a little improvement

Carbonation only medium, and the strength of the beer was pretty impressive. One or two bottles will keep you rather happy for an evening, especially since it goes down very smoothly.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into the Sam Adams pint glass.

A - Pours a very nice dark brown color with a 1 inch head that is light tan and recedes pretty slowly to a thin film.

S - Delicious vanilla aromas are present with nice sweet caramel and slight toasty malt.

T - Starts of with a mild toasty malt and some nice sweet and spicy vanilla. Some nice bitterness at the en from hops and a slight dry finish. The taste is delicious but it is very fleeting.

M - Light bodied for a stout in my opinion. Good CO2.

D - Good flavors and delicious but could be better.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Photo of PorterLambic
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Almost completely black with a medium brown head. Drops rather quickly from 1 1/2" to 1/2" then to just a thing ring. No lace.
Smell is malt, vanilla, oak, yeast, chocolate (not too strong).
Taste is malt, chocolate, vanilla, oak, hops, alcohol in aftertaste (with choc., vanilla, hops and malt).
Slightly warming, fairly smooth with a medium full body & light effervescence. Good stuff, not great, but quite good.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

bottle with my BLT at Moon Cricket Grille in Winter Garden, Fla.

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8 Ball Stout from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
Beer rating: 68% out of 100 with 1,086 ratings
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