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:
#11,048
Reviews:
552
Ratings:
1,086
Liked:
739
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
11.75%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
113
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,086 |  Reviews: 552
Photo of mobrockman
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of IllNate
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruby black with good amount of tan head and good retention. Hard to go wrong on stout appearance. Aroma is roasty with chocolate. Taste follows with roasted malts and definite chocolate dominance. Nice and dry with excellent balance. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky. Surprisingly refreshing for a heavy beer. Overall great!

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Photo of matjack85
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of AmitC
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Graphics on the label are very poor and rustic.

Dark black color inside the glass. Just a half finger thick tan colored head that fades into a ring. Excellent lacing with good stickiness. Opaque.

Aroma is of burnt and roasted malts with oatmeal smell. No hops. Overall strength is mild. Some sweetness in the nose.

Taste is full of oatmeal creaminess. Malts are roasted and slightly charred. No bitterness and the finish is dry.

Mouth feel is medium to slightly creamy light bodied. Moderate carbonation. A bit watery. No astringency with good drinkability.

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Photo of firstlighthiker
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of kemoarps
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fairly standard (albeit pretty) pour. Cola dark, with an almond/cappucino head. Lingers, but not much lacing.

Nose is roasty with some cocoa sweetness

There's a roasty quality there, with some stale coffee, and a little grassy/bitter character. Meh.

Way thinner than I want right now. smoothe enough with the oats. I like Lost Coast as a brewery (both most of their products, and the brewery/people who work there as well), but this stout just doesn't do anything for me. There are infinitely more appealing options available in my area (many of which are even more local than LC), although it's not an atrocious fallback if the only other options are BMC status

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Photo of TwoForty
5/5  rDev +30.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of FastBlondesBrewing
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I poured from a 12oz bottle to a tulip glass at about 50deg F.

Initial pour looked great but the slightly yellow/creamy head dissolved very rapidly. Laces very well, a nice dark coffee color.

Smell is solid, a nice coffee/roasted malt smell.

Up front taste is not too aggressive, a well balanced malt offset by a toned down hop bitterness.

The mouthfeel is where this beer falls short IMO. I feel that it is over carbonated and this overwhelms the finish.

Overall a solid Stout, definitely a buy and taste for yourself!

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I poured the 8 Ball into a tulip style glass. The coloring on this stout is very dark. The two fingers of tan head drop down to a scum pretty soon after the initial pour.

Off the top I pick up plenty of coffee and malt. There is also a good amount of roastiness in each whiff. I really like the way this one smells.

The flavor on this one is clean coffee presence. The body on this one is not too heavy, as you would expect from an oatmeal stout.

This makes for an easy to drink stout by Lost Coast. I would definitely pick this one up again next time I see it on the shelf.

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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into stout glass. Black/brown that shows clear deep garnet red in light, with thick tan head that dissipates after a bit but leaves nice lacing. Smell is roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Taste follows smell, almost so sweet I'd swear it was a milk stout. Mouthfeel slightly fizzy but overall nice and creamy. One of the better stouts in my opinion.

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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