8 Ball Stout | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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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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Photo of Umassgrad98
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Smells was great then I tasted it, rather bland in taste for a stout.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance : Tarry chocolate black, with a towering beige head about 4 fingers tall. Lace stringy, webby, and adhesive.

Smell : Charred and roast cocoa malts, burnt chocolate, curdled milk, slight hop funk. Very burnt on the nose.

Taste : Also very burnt on the taste. The malts are somewhat artfully kilned, but too much smoke and char comes through rendering the flavor very harsh and acidic. Beyond that is a bit of oats, lactose, and dark chocolate.

Feel : Medium bodied...smooth, but not creamy. Mild carbonation keeps it simple. Not overly impressive.

Overall : Next. This one wasn't all that great. Another stout ruined by too much smoke/char/liberal roast malts.

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Photo of 13tido
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whit_knee_41
3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dsimenson
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of socon67
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wontonst
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark stout color with minimal head. Not as strong in taste nor smell compared to other stouts. Light bodied and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Cesroz
4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mojo
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greg_Nall
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grinky
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Sunsetlane_guy
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jbowmann
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of frozyn
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L -- Pours dark drown/black with a creamy tan head. Head disappeared quickly despite an aggressive pour.

S -- Roasted malts starting off. Coffee comes out with warmth, very minor sweetness.

T -- First sip is lots of roast and coffee, slight cocoa. A bit of bitterness at the end.

F -- Medium, smooth, but a bit thinner than hoped for.

O -- Overall pretty good. Very easy drinking and would make for a good morning beer with the coffee flavor. Pretty good value for the price.

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Photo of jheimiller
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewsBr0ther
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aquazr1
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very well done stout. Nice chocolate and coffee flavors give it a solid base.

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

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