8 Ball Stout | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

8 Ball Stout8 Ball Stout
BA SCORE
3.83/5
1,088 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:
#11,466
Reviews:
553
Ratings:
1,088
pDev:
11.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
114
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,088 |  Reviews: 553
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Muhly
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

A-Dark opaque black/brown. Beautiful tan head that forms easily upon pouring and looks like it will stick around all day if you let it. Lacing is very strong and sticks to the glass in a foamy layer.

S-Roasted grains are quite prominent with hints of coffee.

T-Sweet coffee and roasted flavours. Bitter chocolate.

M-Round and very smooth. Medium body and carbonation. The bitterness from the roasted malts is very restrained.

O-An extremely pleasant stout to drink (and to look at!). Mediu Lacks any sort of harsh bitterness that sometimes overwhelms the palate. Not a complex ale, but an excellently executed one.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A - Very dark with ruby hints around the edges. Two fingers of thick creamy head.

S - Rich chocolate, toasty malts, coffee, slight hint of the oatmeal sweetness.

T - Here is where you notice the oatmeal. Chocolate, coffee, toasty malts and the oatmeal sweetness really shines through here.

M - Very nice and creamy with a slight stickiness. Medium to high carbonation.

O - I'll probably get this again. Its cheap and a very pleasant beer. Very drinkable. Could session this pretty easily.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Photo of Swedgin_Wu
4.66/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Was pleasantly surprised by this brew. Upon the first couple of sips it's become one of my favorite stouts. Reminds me somewhat of a more chocolatey/coffee-ish Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout..which is one of my favs to begin with.

A- Nice thick creamy tan head. Didn't pour jet black, slightly brown but mostly black.

S- Not that powerful of a smell. I pick up the roasted malt, small hint of chocolate . but that's about it

T- This is where this stout wins me over. Coffee hits you at first, then the chocolate and roasted malt hit the tongue. There's a VERY minor hop presence in the finish, which is just the right amount. This is a treat to drink.

M- The carbonation might be a little higher than some stouts, but it works well in this case. It never feels watery in your mouth. It's medium bodied.

O- as i said. a really pleasant surprise. I wasn't expecting much out of this. It was kind of a blind pick during my bi weekly craft beer spree at Total Wine. But this is the type of beer that makes those leaps of faith worth it.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Well, its not the best stout in the world. Making irish stout stew for st pats dsy and this wss the least expesive single at the store. Looks pretty nice in glass, nkce dark black with crothy tsn head. Sme, ls metallic and a litgle plasticy. Flavors are not off, just underwhelimng. I love stouts but this is a de ent stout at best.

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3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured from the bottle into the pint glass. Black bodied stout with a two finger light mocha colored head. Texture of the cap is mostly foamy and retention is decent. A bubbly ring deposits just a few patches of lace to the glass.

S- Big cocoa forward, like milk chocolate, with caramel and general roast cracked grains behind it. Inviting and dessert like with some fruit hints as well.

T- Follows the nose nicely with that cocoa I mentioned, a good cocoa powder-like flavor. More malts add to the taste with caramel, toasted nuts and burnt roast grains. Other hints of dark fruits, raisin, some esters and hops.

MF- Silky feel from the oatmeal but the overall body is a bit thin feeling. Carbonation is on the higher end for a stout. Some dark roast bitterness the finish.

Good cocoa and fruit driven stout. The body is just a bit light for me but it is flavorful and that keeps it solid.

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8 Ball Stout from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,088 ratings
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