8 Ball Stout | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

8 Ball Stout8 Ball Stout
BA SCORE
68%
Liked This Beer
3.83 w/ 1,086 ratings
8 Ball Stout8 Ball Stout
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:
#11,227
Reviews:
552
Ratings:
1,086
Liked:
739
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
11.75%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
114
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,086 |  Reviews: 552
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Howlader
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of twax
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of johnhenryconway
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of dwtyler
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Achilles811
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of DaveRinn
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of dfhhead25
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Again, nothing exceedingly memorable about this brew.

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Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Sludgeman
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of BeerTest
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jucifer1818
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of peabody
3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a really dark black with brown suds about 1 fingers worth.
Smell is roasted malt and coffee with a slight plum/raisin aroma.
Taste is watery. Some coffee comes through as the hops are in here but there is nothing else going on here.
Mouthfeel is dirty.
I would think that Lost Coast has better offering than this stout.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Elk Public House. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance is a black walnut color nearly opaque with garnet red hues. Less than resilient beige head.

Smell is faint, with some coffee notes.

Taste is a one-dimensional sweet coffee flavor. Bit of an earthy peat or dirt flavor about it.

Mouthfele is a thin body for the style.

Drinkable but not a very robust representation of the style. There are better.

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Photo of Jinholic
3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into pint glass.

Appearance - 4 fingers of soapy brown head, black body with red on the edges little lacing.

Smell - Slight roasted malt with chocolate and coffee notes.

Taste - Light coffee and chocolate with the malts, hops are buried down deep. After taste is a lot more mild but still the same flavors.

Mouthfeel - Light body a bit watery in the finish and the little dry but not too the point of being bad.

Overall - An okay stout I'd rather have rogue or samuel smith but a big step up from most other oatmeal stouts. That said go grab one and see for yourself.

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Photo of gandres
3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Tap to glass @ Lost Coast tap [email protected] Eureka,CA
Appearance : black, brown small foam- goes away quickly
Aroma: toasted grains, nuts, slight coffee aroma
Taste: lightly bitter, light sweetness
Palate: medium body, creamy, flat
Overall: Fair not to repeat
Drank: April 11, 2016

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Photo of ggroller
3.05/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thick, black, used motor oil in appearance and viscosity. Dark mahogany head that surfaced after a very turbulent pour. The head was completely gone after a very short period of time. Even before the first sip. I couldn't coax even the tiniest of heads out of the beer even after swirling the glass around a bit in my hand.

Very smokey in the fore front of the nose with chocolate, coffee, and vanilla lingering in the background.

Very woody, earthy, smokey taste and a super thick mouthfeel to match.

This beer is ok. I wouldn't seek it out but would drink another if the opportunity presented itself.

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Photo of Boppar
3.09/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

POured from a bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours black with no head. Meh.

S: Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee.

T: See above. This is pretty much a bog-standard stout.

M: Thin, weak, and poorly carbonated. I would have liked either a creamy or silky consistency, or at least some brisker carbonation and more body.

D: There is nothing really limiting the sessionability of this beer, although it didn't really "wow" me.

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Photo of rarevos
3.1/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into oversized wine glass.

A: Pours a deep, dark brown with moderate tan head. Head dissipates almost instantly. No sticky trails, no real lacing. A foam island, but that's it.

S: With my eyes closed, this doesn't resemble a stout at all. I would have guessed a fruity, hoppy pale ale. A slight--SLIGHT--hint of roastiness, but not much.

T/M: Roasted malts up front with coffee the most noticeable, and some citrus in the middle. Strange combination. Like a roasted grapefruit? Finish is dry, hoppy, and moderately bitter with a burned tail.

D: Eh. As stouts go, it's not very, um, stout. Has a strange fruity hoppiness that doesn't really match up well to the rest of the beer. I'll give it another try at a later date, but I was pretty underwhelemed by this one.

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3.11/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours very dark brown, with large bubbles rising to form a solid 2-finger head of toasty-brown froth. Lingering was good, although lacing unimpressive after the head settled.

S: Burnt coffee and molasses were all that really came to me.

T: Sweet and acrid malt up front. Dark raisins and dried apricot notes are there in the middle, but end up getting drowned by surprisingly strong (for a stout) hops bitterness.

M: Not bad for a beer -- moist, but with good carbonation -- but lacking in the richness and smoothness I expect from a stout.

O: It seemed that it just didn't quite add up, as if the brewer started out to make a stout, but changed his mind and tried to make an ale halfway through. It was neither creamy nor complex. I didn't finish even finish it, so I'll pass on this one in the future.

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Photo of beeroclock
3.11/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance is very dark w/ a brown head. Smells kind of sweet w/ a coffee type smell behind it. Tastes very malty w/ some chocolate aftertastes. Overall, this is just above average in my opinion. Its not bad, just nothing special. The chocolate is a bit much for me I think.

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Photo of CaptainTripps
3.12/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz Bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Really dark brown, almost black. Off white almost brown head. Little to almost no head at pour. Little to no lacing.

S: Oatmeal, roasted malts, small amount of chocolate and citrus hops. This things isn't to "smelly." Very mute

T: Roasted malts and chocolate are the dominate flavors in this brew, coffee and oats are present as well with a bitter finish. Semi sweet up front.

M: Medium bodied, pretty good carbonation, has some what of an oily quality to it.

D: Average. An ok beer. There is much better in the style making this one less desirable.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.14/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: black body, trace khaki head,

S: roasted choc nuts, malt, hint of coffee

T: same as nose hint of sweet up front,
firm roast malt, with semi-burnt finish

M: med/light body, bubbly/semi-dry finish

O: Nose and Taste are fine; great start for stout newbie.
Wish the body was creamier. Alcohol very well hidden.

SOLID; NOT MUST HAVE!

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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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