8 Ball Stout | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a cellar temperature bottle into a pint glass. The 12 oz bottle has a big 8 Ball on it, which I'll admit was the reason I bought it. The beer comes out of the bottle as a very dark brown liquid with a large head of tan bubbles, ranging in size from big to tiny. It beer smells chocolaty-sweet, and a bit powdery, like chocolate milk or hot chocolate mix. I can also detect the aroma of alcohol and dark roasted malts. The flavor includes notes of chocolate, both milk and dark, but I certainly wouldn't call it a chocolate stout. It's more noticeable as hints of sweetness and bitterness as opposed to actual cocoa flavors. The bitterness and alcohol are strongest as I swallow and both linger on. The malts have a slightly burnt quality to them; it's not quite roasted but nor is it outright charred. The body is on the lighter side of medium and is slightly creamy. Carbonation is low. A coating is left behind, but it isn't too significant. Some stickiness remains on my lips. Overall, it is a very drinkable stout. I could easily have a few rounds of this beer, especially with some burgers or steak. It would even go well with dessert! It's too bad this is the only bottle I have; if I ever get a chance, I certainly order this one again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes:

Into 16 oz pint glass at grand central pizza in waldport OR. Although Ive had on tap at the brewhouse in Eureka before, which if I remember right was a tad bit better

apperarence: lots of foarm, bit sudsy (was probably a keg line problem I was told) pretty black

taste: chocolate, cream, mocha, roasted malt, very little hop, sweet.

Drink is very good for someone that wants a stout and doesnt mind a little buzz as well.

veru great beer, usually found at a lot of places in southern oregon/nor cal so its a great pick when choosing a very decent beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 11/29 at Lost Coast Brewery

A: This beer pours a rich deep chocolate brown with some mahogany highlights to the edges when held to the light. A one finger of light brown head that retains nicely. Thick, creamy sheets of lacing are left on the glass.

S: Nose is of coffee and roasted malts, there are some faint hop notes.

T: Taste is chocolate and roasted malts up front. Heavy, heavy on the roasted malts. Touch of toastiness little bites of chocolate in the middle. Finish is burnt malts, and espresso bitterness with a touch of hops.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, rich and creamy bodied.

D: This is a great beer on tap - nicely blended, some sharp flavoring, somewhat filling. I'm a fan of this one.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes to nvsblman and someone else sent me a 12oz.

22oz. Bomber

Pours a nice clean/clear dark brown/black color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy tannish head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is of nice roasted malt, chocolate, and toffee/caramel. The taste is malty with a slight roasted feel, and mostly toffee/caramel with a nice touch of chocolate. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a exceptional stout, very true to style.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured in to a tulip glass.

Pours a dark brown almost black with a curving tan head.

Smell is mainly roasted malt with some light fruity sweetness in the background- maybe cherry.

Taste is a good balance of sweetness and roasted malt. Initially it is sweet, then the malt follows. Not too much coffee.

Nice chewy feel and still a light easydrinking stout.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Fordest for this bottle-

Nice black opaque pour, with a medium lasting tan head. Smell wasn't the strongest but was nicely of roastiness, some coffee, and definite sweetness present too. Taste was roasty, light coffee flavor, and fairly sweet overall, with a light bitterness and light chalky, drying finish to it. Medium to thick body, but medium to high carbonation as well. Mouthfeel is good, even though its more carbonated that expected. A really nice sweet stout worth getting.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3 Finger brown head quickly disapating. First one I had was warmer than what I normally sample at. Roasted chocolate and oatmeal aroma. Opaque black, one of the most ever opaque. Thin/light mouthfeel. Some spotty lacing. Leaves a slick palate. Alcohol warming effect. Slight sting on conditioning, not bloating though. Toasty porter at the end and aftertaste. Drinkability is high altogether. Perfect balance between hop/malt/chocolate/oatmeal. Had 2 cooler ones later on with my lovely friend. then finished the final 3 later at home... Definitely NOT one-dimentional. A little astringent.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black. Huge head that's brown-tinged in color. Nice lacing.

Strong roasty aroma, but not a whole lot of complexity to it. Maybe a bit of dark chocolate toward the tail end of the aroma.

Wow, lots of layers to the taste here. Chocolatey, roasted coffee, bitter... a touch of cinnamon, and then a clean finish.

Good carbonation for the style. Slightly thick while managing to be nice and dry.

Good session stout! This is a fine beer!

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8 Ball Stout from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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