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Voo Doo - Left Coast Brewing Company

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380 Ratings
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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 5
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Voo Doo is a full bodied, dark brew that is rich and malty with plenty of roasted barley character. This hearty stout is layered with flavors of roasted barley, chocolate, and coffee coming from the highest quality imported malts. Its creamy long lasting head completes the brew, tempting your taste buds to be spellbound.

39 IBU

(Beer added by: imagese on 01-12-2011)
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-04-2014 00:52:20 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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oberon

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

Pours pitch black with a thinner deep tan colored head atop.Alot of dry roast and bitter chocolate in the nose,some sweet alcohol and dark fruit creeps.Dry upfront on the palate with an onslaught of dark fruit and molasses hitting midway,some drying comes into effect late leaving some residual dark fruit notes lingering.Not a whole lot of chocolate although it's there,there is a good amount of roast and dark fruit flavors,not to mention alcohol.

08-24-2014 23:05:51 | More by oberon
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Tiernan

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

09-10-2012 03:27:38 | More by Tiernan
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SanDNigel

California

3.76/5  rDev +0.8%

22oz into tulip
A- Its dark-brown, most definitely not black, with a clean tan head which dissipates at a moderate rate
S- Alcohol sitting on-top of a roasted malt body. Almost toasty vanilla with oak, i guess theres a bit of chocolate and coffee, but not what dominates it for me
T- A mocha with vanilla syrup. Reminds me of the brown oat bread you get at some steakhouses (even Outback...) with butter. Smooth, roasty and yeasty.
M- It's just fine; the liquid wants to be syrupy but the millions of bubbles won't let it
It's a good beer, one I would drink again if it was poured for me. Not one I would go out of my way to order or buy, unless it was on sale. Not bad by any means, but really doesn't hit my "world-class" mark.

06-13-2013 05:08:52 | More by SanDNigel
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freshflesh

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-27-2013 08:54:23 | More by freshflesh
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

02-17-2014 04:38:53 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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aquazr1

California

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%

Served in a tulip glass from a bottle. Pours black with a small head a very little lacing. The aroma is of roasted coffee with some chocolate. The roasted malt flavor enhances the mouth feel and taste. I was just expecting more depth. A well done stout.

10-06-2013 03:25:02 | More by aquazr1
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Lgrec8

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-06-2013 00:30:14 | More by Lgrec8
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate and heavily roasted malt, with a little bit of cream thrown in. The flavor is similar. There is a lot of roasted malt and a hint of smoke, along with a ton of chocolate. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice, straightforward stout that is easy to drink.

07-01-2012 03:21:45 | More by Mora2000
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randal

Texas

2.15/5  rDev -42.4%

One dimensional, boozy and thin for an American stout especially one that clocks in at 8.5%. I am reminded of Randy Mosher's advice on building a stout recipe to make the grain bill interesting beyond roasted malt.

"Let's see this beer is roasty and uh... roasty with some roast up front and then ... hmm... roasty."

02-15-2012 19:57:29 | More by randal
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mkrass

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-03-2013 22:24:49 | More by mkrass
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev +12.3%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of tan head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A rich and very roasty aroma with lots of chocolate and coffee hints. Dark roasted barley malts upfront with good hints of dark chocolate, coffee roast, toast, cookie dough, burnt caramel, toffee, grains, biscuit, yeast, and nut. Hints of sweet molasses and some anise licorice spicing. Subtle hints of dark fruit raisin, plum, and prune juice. Subtle hints of earthy hops in the background. A very roast and chocolate forward smell.

Taste: Follows the nose with a rich and roasty taste driven by chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet dark roasted malts upfront with tasting notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, toasted bread, dough, cream, grain, caramel, toffee, yeast, and nuts. Sweet notes of molasses. Some noticeable notes of anise spice giving a slight dark licorice flavor. Subtle dark fruit presence with undertones of prune, plum, and raisin. Light notes of earthy hops towards the finish. A pretty solid roasty stout taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy and smooth. Fairly chewy and slick. A little alcohol heat is felt.

Overall: A pretty solid stout. More like an imperial stout with a pretty rich and roasty profile.

05-12-2013 06:37:03 | More by MattyG85
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-11-2012 17:04:01 | More by valkyre65
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Garrettshu

Texas

4.39/5  rDev +17.7%

22 ounce bottle, bought at Spec's in Waco. Poured in 2 servings into pint glass.

A: Aggressive pour both times produces a three-finger head, a creamy-light brown color, a bit lighter than chocolate milk. Dark brown body, not black, and rather translucent especially on the edges.

S: Toasty malts, small amounts of vanilla and chocolate.

T: The malts dominate, hints of coffee and chocolate surface from time to time. Tastes very much like roasted espresso beans.

M: IMO, the beer's best attribute. Not too thick, and extremely drinkable, probably the most drinkable stout I've had yet. Drinking the 22oz was a breeze. Could be potentially dangerous sitting at 8.5%. Carbonation is present but not overpowering, and booze is masked by heavy malt flavors.

O: A very good stout, one of my personal favorites up to this point. Will definitely drink again if the opportunity arises.

07-06-2013 03:04:38 | More by Garrettshu
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Auraan

Arizona

3.74/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured a deep, rich black with a one-finger tan head that left slight lacing. It looks like a good American Stout. Scents of rich roast malt, roasted black coffee, dark chocolate and cocoa powder. An excellent, true to style aroma profile for an American Stout, but not standout. Flavor begins with rich roast malt, slight black coffee and some toffee sweetness. Moves into a more aggressive roasted malt flavor, more roasted black coffee and more toffee with some cocoa and dark chocolate and molasses in the background. Finish is of roasted black coffee, bitter roasted malt and bitter cocoa. A good, yet standard American Stout flavor profile. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with light carbonation and a smooth feel. True to style, no complaints. Overall this is a good, very true to style American a Stout, not fantastic but still a good drinking beer with a nice aroma.

04-21-2014 00:49:39 | More by Auraan
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-26-2012 18:45:44 | More by acurtis
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-17-2013 07:20:40 | More by ste5venla
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dmlasp

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +18.8%

Thick, rich, malty, with some punch, and the consistency of motor oil. Very good; what a stout should be. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a stout glass; forms a thick head that dissipates reasonably quickly. This stout has a decent aroma and a creamy mouthfeel and a certain tanginess that may not be to everyone's liking, but that I enjoyed.

09-12-2011 06:15:51 | More by dmlasp
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InfernoBoss

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-10-2013 05:06:46 | More by InfernoBoss
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McD0uche

California

3.18/5  rDev -14.7%

Poured bottle of Voo Doo into chilled pint glass:

A: A very faint, light brown head appeared in the middle of the glass. A few bubbles showed up but around the periphery but faded quickly.

S: Like a chocolate-covered fruit. Slightly sweet. Hints of coffee.

T: Dark chocolate, sweet to bitter transition. Fruity? I can't pin it down, it fades very quickly.

M: Strong on the tongue for about a second and washes away fast. A little oily.

O: A decent stout overall. The flavor fades a little too quickly for my liking, and I kept reaching for more to keep the ride going.

10-22-2011 03:40:38 | More by McD0uche
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -10.7%

Thanks to bentwookie for this one.

A: Pours a dark brown/black color with a very large brownish head on top, billowing up to the top of my glass. Decent retention, lasting a few minutes. Leaves behind sticky lacing all over the glass.

S: A bit of roasty malt, bittersweet chocolate, and some faint coffee aroma on the finish.

T: Similar to the aroma, very roasty with some cocoa and chocolate, but of coffee. No lingering flavor.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty smooth actually.

O: Very roasty, but an average stout. Easy drinking and smooth. Love the bottle art.

01-24-2012 02:15:11 | More by mdaschaf
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TheSixthRing

California

3.69/5  rDev -1.1%

Had on tap at the Yardhouse in Roseville, CA

Appearance - Served a fair black color with a half finger head. Fair retention. Spotty lacing with little stick.

Smell - Fairly standard stout aroma. Roasted malt with hints of chocolate and coffee character.

Taste - Follows the nose. Predominant roasted malt flavor in the form of coffee. Finishes with light creamy chocolate notes. Fairly simple, straight-forward stout flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full in body. Smooth. A bit dry on the finish.

Overall - Good, solid stout. Nothing truly noteworthy, but I'd have no problem drinking it again if there weren't better options available.

02-06-2013 23:57:40 | More by TheSixthRing
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beerbrains

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-11-2013 03:58:57 | More by beerbrains
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Aeromaximus

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

09-08-2012 01:26:31 | More by Aeromaximus
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dertyd

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

06-01-2014 15:21:55 | More by dertyd
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Voo Doo from Left Coast Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.