8 Ball Stout | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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3.83/5
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1,099 Ratings
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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:
#14,007
Reviews:
556
Ratings:
1,099
pDev:
11.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,099 |  Reviews: 556
Photo of FBGordon
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wac9
2/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I love oatmeal stouts but the frist sip I just didn't like a little bitter to me

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Photo of madelf66
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of adelph188
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gshak
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My bottle says it is 5.8% whereas the BeerAdvocate lists it at 6.3% ABV. I'll just attribute this to batch variance.
A - Dark brown, not black. A vigorous pour yielded 3 fingers' width of off-whitehead that receded slowly. Plenty of carbonation hidden within the beer.
S - Smells sweet. Toffee, honey, toasted bread, raisins, smoke.
T - Follows smell. Starts off sweet with a honey-porter like vibe. Transitions into dark fruits, and then the roasted grains take over, with lasting bitterness both from the burnt grains and the hops. While the start of the sip is all porter, the finish is all stout.
F - On the thinner side, but doesn't take away the drinkability.
O - A decent stout that is adequately complex for what is evidently an everyday drinker. I wouldn't mind ordering this at a bar, but not as my first choice.

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Photo of Oeyvind
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

A drinkable beer for sure but its not thick like some say. Its not black either. Dark brown, a little too dry and thin, better as a drink and forget than a properly made stout, but enjoyable non the less. Just not memorable. Nice to see a bottle conditioned beer on the shelf though...

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Photo of Beginner2
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lwillitz
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle into porter/stout glass

A - shallow head of medium tan over a pitch-black body

S - malt sweetness, chocolate, smoke; underwhelming

T - burnt malts, a touch of chocolate, subtle lactic flavor; not bad, but fairly plain for the style

M - smooth medium body; above-average carbonation

O - a decent brew in and of itself, but not among the greatest of stouts

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Photo of jaketaz
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dougbreathe
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

35cl bottle. Dark brown pour with a thin beige head. Smells of roasted malts, milk chocolate, cocoa. Chocolate-bitter taste, with notes of cocoa, roasted malts, dark chocolate and a bit of dark cherries.

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Photo of northos
4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amstaffs
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark, dark beige head on it, 1/2". Lots of roast, chocolate malt, nothing unexpected there.

Taste is very non descript, roast, but doesn't have a flavor of chocolate or coffee like you commonly come across. Somewhat chewy. Maybe leans on the lower viscosity end these days. High bitterness, not sure if hops or malt or both. Relatively simple and straightforward. Bomber format sucks though.

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Photo of Grackos
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeschaefer
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cambabeer
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beernoobie
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ermannoc
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rbenitez25
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good stout. Good stouty nose with bitter back end. Decent drinking.

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

8 Ball Stout from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,099 ratings