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RATINGS: 1188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2013
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014 The flavors that stand out to me with this brew are alcohol and chocolate. The combination of those flavors I find pleasant. The mouth feel is thinner than I like a stout, but with a effervecient carbonation that is really enjoyable. I find a little banana in the finish as well. Overall nice beer that I would have no problem reaching for again. Orig rate 1/29/13...2.9. Aroma of coffee. Sips roasty with big coffee. Nice medium csrbonation. Very smooth and Sessionable with little alc taste even when served cold. Flavors of bittersweet chocolate in the finish. Body is medium, but it is a enjoyable texture, not too thin as I thought before.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brettsky06 (228) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 1, 2016
Pours dark brown with some beige head. Light hoppy and cocoa aromas. Taste is roasted malts and some sweet chocolate. Creamy hoppy finish. A very nice stout

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (2222) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 30, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking an Eight-Ball Stout by Lost Coast Brewery at Konstruktorska Business Center Bardzo poprawny, niezbyt bogaty stoucik, zboza sporo w palecie, niewiele ciala, lekki, spoksil

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6841) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2016
Halloween 2016 - Bottle picked up at The Beer Boutique and shared at Matteos. As Lost Coast 8 Ball Stout, 5.8%. Dark brown or black, slight red hue, hazy and opaque, foamy light brown head, dotted lacing. Aroma is earthy, red berry, under-ripe berries, some blackcurrant. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is earthy, fruited dark chocolate, plummy with a dry finish. A full-flavoured fruity stout. Nice. (3.6)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzerfaust (822) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - NOV 22, 2016
355ml bottle from Jumbo Costanera Center. Santiago, Nov. 2016. Pours a pitch black color with a big rocky beige head that diminishes slowly. Aroma is strong in dark malts with notes of licorice, high-cacao dark chocolate, prunes, dark rye bread, earth and roast. Beautiful. Taste is sweet but well balanced with roast burning the back of the palate. Some dark fruit and lactic flavors, oats are also noticeable. Quite full bodied, intense brew. The thing that messes with the enjoyment is a pretty fizzy carbonation. With less of that it would be clearly a 4. Nice Stout anyway. Reminded me a little of Sam Smiths Oatmeal Stout.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fuzzcro (274) - Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2016
Maybe just me but this really wasnt much as far as a stout goes. The aroma was okay but the pour was very thin and the taste was empty. I might try it again just to confirm...my rating and opinion doesnt seem to be the average...

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mice (841) - FINLAND - NOV 4, 2016
0.33 l bottle from Saveur Bire. Dark beer with medium, but quickly disappearing head. Wonderful aroma has roasted malts, coffee, dark bread and caramel. Taste is a bit drier with hints of coffee and roasted malts. Some caramel and milk chocolate also. Almost medium body, but maybe a bit watery feeling, which is the only negative aspect of this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9910) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2016
Bottle shared at the inaugural Matteo tasting, 31/10/2016. A ruby reddy brown coloured pour with a a mid tan head. Aroma is nutty malts, toffee, caramel, soft roast jammy fruits, faint diacetyl. Flavour is composed of brown sugars, toffee jammy fruits, little woody. Plate is semi sweet. Moderate carbonation. Toffee. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (19175) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2016
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Danny boyo. Pours deep brown with a creamy, beige head. The nose holds some tangy dark malts, berries, mild cocoa, earth. Light sweet flavour with notes of milk chocolate, soft roast, mild of earth. Light to medium bodied with creamy carbonation. Nice balance in the finish, with some raisin, toasted brown bread. Easy, enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17584) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2016
Bottle at Matteo abode, thanks to Daniel, 31/10/16. Light black with a decent tan cap. Nose is sweet malt, brown bread, light spice, grains, cocoa. Taste comprises biscuit, toffee, spice, fruit loaf, cocoa rub, dates, brown sugar. Medium bodied, fine carboantion, semi drying close. Ok stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zarguon (21) - FINLAND - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark, thick, with thin head. Aroma of caramel, coffee, roasted malts. Taste follows aroma well: malts, coffee, caramel, hops, acidic. Bit watery mouthfeel. Balanced and nice sweet stout.


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