8 Ball Stout | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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1,083 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
Ratings:
1,083
Reviews:
552
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.69%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
113
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,083 |  Reviews: 552
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
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 +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeschaefer
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cambabeer
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beernoobie
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ermannoc
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rbenitez25
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
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 -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Garret593
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice light smoke flavor but not really much else going on with it. Very plain tasting and feeling.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rbelcher1959
4.36/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A chocolaty and smooth texture. Very drinkable and very tasty. A oatmeal stout, a great beer for someone wanting to try an oatmeal stout for the first time.

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Photo of GrimGuzzler
2.87/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of ordybill
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is used motor oil black with a small tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and coffee with some cocoa. The taste is coffee and malt, a nice bitter flavor. An excellent stout.

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Photo of JimyJazz
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of torwart94
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasted_Youth
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerrat
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trytoketchup
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of vikinggary28
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bottle into my trusty glass mug. Pours an almost black colour and beige head with a malty/chocolaty aroma. Flavour is much like the aroma with coffee taste creeping through. Average mouthfeel. If someone is interested in trying a oatmeal stout for the first time, this one is a great place to start.

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8 Ball Stout from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
3.85 out of 5 based on 1,083 ratings.
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