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Voo Doo - Left Coast Brewing Company

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413 Ratings
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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 6
Gots: 43 | FT: 2
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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Reviews by Pegasus:
Photo of Pegasus
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Deep obsidian in color, with a coarse tan head, which retains well, and thick, scattered lacing.

Aroma: Strong aroma of bitter chocolate, unsweetened cocoa, cold coffee, and roasted barley.

Taste: Opens with prominent roasted barley. Moderate grapefruit hops soon appear. As the taste progresses, some sweet, warming alcohol manifests itself, as well as bitter chocolate, and cold coffee. Finishes with a mild, lingering wave of citric hops.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, and very pleasant, with just a bit of stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Very nicely made, perhaps a touch biased to the roasted barley and citric hops. A little more emphasis on the chocolate and cold coffee flavors would be most welcome.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Pegasus, Oct 18, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

oberon, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Tiernan
4.75/5  rDev +28%

Tiernan, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of SanDNigel
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

SanDNigel, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of freshflesh
4/5  rDev +7.8%

freshflesh, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of DWolf
3.56/5  rDev -4%

DWolf, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

SmellsofMahagony, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of aquazr1
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

aquazr1, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Lgrec8
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Lgrec8, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Mora2000, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of avitallo
3.16/5  rDev -14.8%

avitallo, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of randal
2.15/5  rDev -42%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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."

randal, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of mkrass
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

mkrass, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

MattyG85, May 12, 2013
Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +7.8%

valkyre65, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of Garrettshu
4.39/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

Garrettshu, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Auraan
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Auraan, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

acurtis, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ste5venla, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of dmlasp
4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

dmlasp, Sep 12, 2011
Photo of InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

InfernoBoss, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of McD0uche
3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

McD0uche, Oct 22, 2011
Photo of mdaschaf
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

mdaschaf, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

TheSixthRing, Feb 06, 2013
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Voo Doo from Left Coast Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.