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RATINGS: 1118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2004
A standard stout that rubs shoulders with some of the best imperials out there, this is the Lost Coast 8 Ball stout. Dark as sin, thick as hate. This beer is all about the roast, massive, bitter (in that oh so good way), a Italian espresso (the kind with grounds at the bottom of the cup baby). Dry as the Mojave Desert this is, it coats your mouth like tar and just doesn't let go. Is it clear that I really, really like this beer?!?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2004
Black. Jet black. Dark tan head. Nose is coffee, molasses, dark chocolate. Hints of smoke. Big, rich flavor. Full body. Flavor begins smooth and creamy and kicks butt at the end with a richness that should be present in all stouts. Definitely a keeper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2004
One of the best stouts I’ve tasted, maybe even marginally better than Bell’s Kalamazoo. The aroma is overwhelmingly rich chocolate, coffee and fruit. The flavor seems rather hoppy, not unlike Storm King in miniature. The palate has a really nice thinness which make the whole thing quenching and quaffable. Top notch. I need more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2004
On tap at the brewpup in Eureka, CA. The best beer that I have tried from this brewer, and one of the best stouts that I have had in a long time. It was very smoky, almost rauchbier-like, but did not exhibit any burnt-bitter notes. Very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2005
Very good! Bottle poured into my Duvel glass black with a nice thick chocolate head that lasted as long as the beer. When the head started to fade, a swirl of the glass brought it back again. Aroma was roasty,chocolate and coffee. Good roast and chocolate flavor that stayed on the palate. Only got better as it warmed.. Very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 24, 2005
I had a beergasm when I drank this. Maybe I’d just had an otherwise bad day...It’s got a very nice chocolatey and coffee aroma and flavor. Temptatiously atractive dark tan head, frothy. The thing that is great about this beer is it’s flavor matches it’s aroma, and they are both so delicious. This thing is like a shake without too much sweetness. All I can say is buy it if you see it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Appearance: Pours like motor oil with a thin dark brown head. No lace Smell: Rich burnt malt, hints of chocolate and smoky. Taste: Smoky burnt malt. Really rich coffee flavors, bitter and chocolatey. Mouth: Big and full bodied, smoky bitter aftertaste Drink: I can’t put it down! What a great stout! I probably shouldn’t but I could drink this all night. Overall: A pleasant surprise in a mixed sixer I picked up in Blacksburg, VA (Vintage Cellar). Robust and bold stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2008
8 Ball Stout is black with an orange hue. It has a fleeting light orange head that quickly fades to a small, bubbly ring. Dark, roasty malt dominates the aroma: coffee and chocolate and smoke. It has a smooth, medium-full body with a dry finish. It has a very well balanced flavor. The bitterness seems to come as much from the malt as it does the hops. There are notes of dark roast coffee, baking chocolate and maybe a hint of rye bread. It is resiny and oaken, with a touch of sweetness and medicine. A damn fine stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pharmassist (17) - Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Really smooth stout from Lost Coast. Pours black with nice light tan head. Aroma is dark coffee and taste is very similar. Strong coffee with warm alcohol undertones. Slight chocolate and bitters but a very good stout. I got it as part of a monthly club and was pleasantly surprised. Highly recommend this stout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shooter42 (131) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2013 Very smooth and rich stout with the right amount of malty sweetness that makes it easy to drink the entire 12 oz bottle in a few gulps. Very we’ll made with quality ingredients.

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