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RATINGS: 1118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Not for the faint hearted! Our stout rewards the palate with robust flavor of roasted malts (malts are roasted like coffee beans) and heavy hops. A creamy smooth surprise.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2006 June 16, 2006 Re-rate <P> Aroma is faint oat cake, roasted malts, chocolate and mild roasted malts. Body is black and holds a creamy mocha head that diminishes slowly. Fore is slightly tart, but that quickly subsides into a smooth chocolate laced creamy malt flavor. Flavor wise it is too style meaning it is smooth and mellow and fairly narrow, but enjoyable as heck to drink. <P> Original rating was 3.9 <P>Coffe and Chocalate notes in the aroma and taste. Pours wonderfully. Teased a very thick and frothy head out of it. Had a bitterness more common in a dry stout, but that was a good thing. Solid Sweet Stout. Re-rate Sept 19 2005. This is still a great beer. One of the few I have re-rated and not dropped.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - AUG 16, 2004
black in color, no light goes through. tall brown creamy head that lasts well. roasted amlt nose. creamy mouthfeel, mild and drinkable. dry roased malt finish and light coffee flavor. more coffee aroma upon warming. black smooth, and round flavor like an 8-ball!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 16, 2004
on tap: strange i expected more alcohol by the taste, was surprised only to see 5%. look: dark brown/black small brownish head that was gone quick> nose: mostly choc malt nose, coffee taste:follows through with more burnt coffee, toffe, espresso, flavors, big and heavy malt flavors, some slight bittereness at the end but dominated by the malt overall: a huge robust stout. not really creamy or smooth but thick and full. a good BIG stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2960) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2004 Bottle Pours an opaque black with a thin tan head and very slight lacing. Aroma is typical stout, molassas, dark chocolate, prunes, grapes, slight coffee. Taste is mostly the coffee and burnt wood and dark chocolate. None of the fruit smells come through here. Finishes with an ash or charcoal aftertaste. Feel is a bit thin and lacking some of that full thick heavy feel of my favorite stouts. The oatmeal used does make for a smooth slick feel though. I don't detect the hops that are n the commercial description. Decent stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reid (2092) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Comes in a 12 oz short neck bottle. Well there is no way I can fault the look of this ale..its perfect for style darkest of black with a huge frothy light brown head..beeee-u-tiful. The aroma is mostly of roasted malts,some coffee and its nice. Taste is of dark dark unsweetned chocolate, and coffee a slight tangyness near the end and a long burnt bitter aftertaste. Very nice and smooth on the tongue..goes down a treat. Nice drinkability for a stout though I suspect its quite strong in alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tobias (204) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2004
a nice rich complex stout that purs black with a tan head. the aroma is of roasted grains, coffee, chocolate and cream. the sweet coffee roastiness up front is very pleasant to me. the is a full bodied beer that warms my soul. the is a creamy beer. there are also notes of chocolate and the hops thatcome out near the end mix with the bitterness from the dark grains makes for a great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2004
Bottle: Pour is black with a rich tan head. The aroma is plenty of roast, and coffee with a touch of dark rich chocolate. The flavor is plenty of bitter roast. Pretty damn good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 3, 2004
Deep dark brown color with a frothy cocoa head. Chocolate malted milk shake aroma. Flavor is rich bitter sweet chcolate at the start followed by a light coffee bitterness. The finish is lightly dry with a lingering hint of coffee and chocolate. Palate is rich and smooth. It’s a keeper. :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Very nice stout. Rich thick black color with a gorgeous althugh short lived dark chocolatly head. Aroma is malty and moderatly roasted. Flavor is much the same, quite malty, moderatly roasted, tones of chocolate. Light hoppy hints and moderatly sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2004
Everything I’ve consumed from this brewer has been great. I expect nothing less from 8 Ball. Very very Good sweet Stout. Coffee, Chocolate, good hops, malt and pleasantly suprising sweet undertone. Trying to figure out what this is? Maybe its just my palate but I detect a orange taffy like underflavor. Again, it could be my tastebuds. Very potent and has a great full bodied flavor as this drink should. Again, Lost Coast doesn’t disappoint. Great Beer!!!


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