8-Ball Stout is an oatmeal stout from the Lost Cost Brewery in Eureka, California. Generally speaking, I’m not a big fan of stouts or porters, but occasionally I will grab one for a change of pace. It has a malty aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. It tastes of coffee, toasty malts, chocolate, with subtle hints of caramel and a little hops thrown in for good measure. It’s creamy and smooth and is a very enjoyable brew. It has an alcohol content of 5.8%, which is pretty low for a stout. Most stouts are 7-8% or higher. But that just means that you can drink more than one bottle of 8-Ball before you start getting sleepy. If you like coffee and beer, then you like stouts. And if you like stouts, then you should try this one. Right now. What are you waiting for?
Critically Rated at 13/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young