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Voo Doo - Left Coast Brewing Company

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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%


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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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.53/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Two and half fingers of tan head on a black body. The pour had bubbles dancing all over.
The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Really nice.
The taste starts with a mild bitter, then dark bitter chocolate, a little caramel and finishes with milk. Amazing depth, complexity and development.
Smooth texture with low carbonation and a heavy body.
The taste was perfect and the rest of the beer supported it well.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 04:05:32 | More by Fatehunter
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BierJager89

California

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with a mocha head.

S: Nose is typical of a stout, though a bit coffee forward to be more specific, with a touch of alcohol, dark chocolate, roasted malt and a touch of anise.

T: Very nice imperial stout. Roasty with some coffee and dark chocolate.

M: Creamy smooth and full bodied. Mouthfeel is nearly perfect.

O: An excellent example of the style. I love a good Imperial Stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 05:59:00 | More by BierJager89
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dmlasp

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

4.4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Listed here on the site, the abv is 8.5%, however, my bottle state that it's 6.8%

The beer is black, with no light penetration. There is some red-brown in the pour and on the edges. A big almost dark mocha head forms with plenty of thick lacing and good retention.

Smells of deep roasted malts, bitter chocolate and coffee.

Tastes of iced espresso, dark malts, a hint of chocolate. Very balanced and nice.

Feels silky smooth, medium-full bodied and no bite. Very easy to drink.

This beer is quite good. All the stout notes I really enjoy, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. It's not original, but it's done very well.

DOA

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 18:37:31 | More by Drinkerofales
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Garrettshu

Texas

4.39/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 03:04:38 | More by Garrettshu
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Note: Despite the 8.5% abv, I'm rating this beer as an "American Stout," not a double stout.

Deep, opaque black pour into a tulip. Very little head, mostly just rim bubbles which cling hard in spots on the glass.

The aroma is dominated by lightly sweetened, powdered cocoa in milk. A touch of capuccino in the background, with earthiness that's maybe a smoked moss.

Don't know how the industry distinguishes between imperial stouts and regular-Joe stouts in this abv range (8.5%). This drinks like a straight up stout, without any of the fumy booze of a double stout. I'm digging this. Roasty, malty. The sweetness also lacks the dark dried fruits of a double stout. Highly carbonated. Yet, still pretty creamy.

This is an accomplishment.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 02:30:20 | More by martyl1000
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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Dark brew, large head, no lacing.

S - Dark malt, faint char, a bit of earthy hops.

T - Slightly sweet dark malt, char, earthy hops. Aftertaste is earthy and a bit charred. Simple, but excellent.

M - Thin, refreshing, a little harsh. Pretty nice.

D - Very good! The beer is simple, straight-forward and delicious. I'd love to have on tap.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2011 05:42:28 | More by mrasskicktastic
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a deep chocolate brown. With an aggressive pour i can get about a fingers worth of head. It's mocha coloured and fairly dense.
Aroma smells nice with rich roasted malts coffee beans and chocolate.
The flavor sports roasted malts which have a slightly burnt taste. I like. you can pull out some coffee and dark chocolate too if you wantb but i think that is a result of the malts.
On the palette it drinks smooth but there is a bit of an ashen feel around the edges which is not a problem for me.
A good stoudt to be had.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 11:28:02 | More by micromaniac129
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hops202

District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Stone Snifter.

Looks fairly blackish on the pour. Smell is of sweet roast barley, coffee, sweet cream and chocolate. Taste is basically the same as the nose, but a real milk stout feel going on. Very delicious and certainly will be bought again.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 00:35:20 | More by hops202
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RJLarse

Washington

4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Goofy's in Cheney.

Pours a walnut brown color and is opaque. Creamy 2 tone brown head.

Smell is a smoky, roasty aroma.

Taste is dominated by dark chocolate. A little sweetness and coffee on the finish.

Mouthfeel is full bodoed and smooth with a cloying character and some heat.

Drinkable but hardly sessionable at 8.5 ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2011 07:00:54 | More by RJLarse
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a duvel glass.

A: Black to dark brown on the edges. Definitely can not see through it. About a finger of light tan head, with an aggressive pour, which dissipated quickly.

S: Roasty. Malt, dark chocolate, coffee. Probably a dark fruit.

T: Big blast of malt, dark chocolate and coffee. A little bit of chocolate/coffee bitterness.

M: Medium bodied. Easy to drink, almost silky smooth. A little sweet.

Overall this is a good beer. I don't think it's super unique, but nonetheless a solid beer. Definitely recommend trying it.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 10:21:17 | More by Joshpu
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.14/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

After working, sitting on the porch and now cleaning, I decided I needed a big ole mama-chicken stout. Here it is. Let's see...

Well, pours black yet not "thick". Off tannish head almost reminds me of the famous Yeti pour...but it isn't, and that becomes apparent quickly. But, to dismiss this beer b/c it doesn't look like Yeti would be stoopid. Looks good, a bit oily lacing

Rich roasty aromas. Coffee and burnt toast come up front. Raisin and dark plum next. And a deep inhale gets at the chocolate and caramels

Roasty flavors, too, although not as deep or rich. Molasses comes and goes right off the bat. The raisin and plum turn to prune and baked caramel. Dark chocolate is faint and gives it a bit of dryness. Tiny hint of leather.

drinks well for 8+

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 04:00:39 | More by Mebuzzard
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MickeyBeer

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber that I picked up at the local craft beer store

A- Served in a pint class, this beer pours an opaque black color that has about one finger of tan head. This beer is very thick and viscous and the head dissipates quickly.

S- Coffee aromas are present along with roasted barley and dark chocolate. Awesome nose here.

T- So many complex flavors here. Awesome sweet maltiness with coffee, chocolate, and an incredible roasty nut aftertaste.

M- This beer is full bodied and smooth all the way through. The high ABV is well covered by the many flavors and good deal of sweetness.

O- I really enjoyed this beer. It is a reasonable price, and has a very unique taste. I will have to buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 01:59:28 | More by MickeyBeer
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Moose90

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into tulip pint glass for first sample.

A - Nice and black, almost opaque. Leaves a fluffy 1" head, color of a latte. Head settles but stays as a steady layer on top of the beer leaving nice lacing with each sip.

S - Bitter chocolate, black coffee, good smells, but some alcohol does come through.

T - Slightly bitter coffee, nice chocolate notes, a little bit of a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie coming through.

M - Medium body, slightly drying and astringent. Not too sweet and sticky, which is nice. Has a pleasant lingering finish.

O - I like it. This has a great nose and some decent complexity. I wasn't expecting to have my mind blown by this beer, but it is a solid stout nonetheless.

No date on the bottle, but comes off fresh enough for my liking, don't know that age would improve this one too much. Another solid beer from Left Coast, would buy again at the sub $5 price tag.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 01:11:28 | More by Moose90
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bens0n

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer pours an opaque jet black with a nice amount of creamy tan head that leaves a nice ring of lacing on the glass.

On the nose I pick up a nutty pecan pie smell with some bready malt, not much roasted flavor going on, more nutty than anything, maybe a little bit of coffee, No hop profile.

Flavor wise its got a nice balanced roasted coffee flavor with a tiny tiny bit of hoppy bite on the finish. Its pretty thin for a stout though, finished on the wet side.

Decent stout, smells and looks great, nothing really special though.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 03:11:12 | More by bens0n
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smerrell

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours nice and black, with a lingering head with good lacing.
The aroma is of roasted malts, with a hint of toffee. The aggressive carbonation acts as a buffer to the tongue getting the full attack of the roasted malts, but once the bubbles subside the full coffee/chocolate flavor is pleasant and dissipates quickly.

Overall, I think this is a good stout, and I would not hesitate to get it again

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 21:00:06 | More by smerrell
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a very dark brown, almost black coloring with a thin, sparse, light tan surface coat of head. Aromas of subtle coffee, cream sweetness, chocolate highlights, and hints of vanilla. Smells great! Flavors are smooth and creamy initially, with a solid blast of roast and bitter coffee in the backbone. Extremely balanced, with a smoothness as it travels over the palate. Light bodied, but it never loses that smooth touch, transitioning to a roasted and more heavily bittered coffee aftertaste. The finish is bitter and dry, with a roasted linger. Solid beer, and the light body makes it very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 03:38:03 | More by GarthDanielson
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dragonWhale

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice extra from my man SwillinBrew.
Pours black into my chalice with brown mocha head, glistening in the dim light. Solid pair of finger-widths.
Big chocolate aroma, a little bit of coffee, some caramel as well. Not super complex, but very nice.
Chocolate is all up in my mouf. Bittersweet with some creamy caramel, so nice. Almost no roast and very little hop presence here. It all works together very well though. Creamy and chewy.
I'm a bit surprised at the grades on this so far, as every reviewer seems to think this is a good beer. It is what it is..I enjoyed it tremendously.
Thanks, chief.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 02:03:53 | More by dragonWhale
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 03:21:45 | More by Mora2000
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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Voo Doo pours a black color with a small but lacing head. There is a smokey aroma with strong coffee and roasted notes. The taste is much the same, lots of roasted and coffee flavors. Good and full bodied, and flavorful. Overall a very nice enjoyable stout.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2013 04:37:00 | More by vette2006c5r
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larryi86

Delaware

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Black with two finger mocha head, nice lacing.

S- Roasted malts, some coffee, faint smoke.

T- Roasted malts, some coffee, bittersweet chocolate, cocoa, some dark fruits.

M- Smooth, medium to full body.

O- A tasty, well done stout, very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 20:10:14 | More by larryi86
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The voo do stout is a decent stout from left coast the beer poured a deep opaque black with minimal ecru head that is not lacing. The scent carries roast and espresso. The taste is powered by espresso with warming essence of alcohol. The mouthfeel is full bodied with subtle carbonation. Overall a very decent stout.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 00:29:37 | More by WoodBrew
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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint.

A - Pours jet black, with a two-finger tan head with good retention. Nominal lacing.

S - Healthy aroma of chocolate, burnt grains, black coffee, anise, and booze.

T - Chocolate, marshmallow, black licorice, burnt coffee, graham cracker, and lots of roasted bitterness. Just enough sweetness to balance. Slight bit of pine hop in the finish enhances the flavor and keeps things interesting. Not terribly rich, but decently complex. Pretty tasty.

M - Kind of thin bodied for the flavor profile. Also, WAY over carbonated; almost soda like. Some misfires here.

O - A really well done stout, just wish it had a better mouth feel. The taste pretty much makes up for it though and despite it's flaws, this one gets it more right than wrong. I'll buy again.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 05:58:40 | More by TempeBeerMan
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

Dark bodied walnut brown out of the bottle hitting, to create the same color in the glass. Not quite black as midnight but definitely getting close. Not much head produced and a very thin collar, with some light bubbled lacing when glass is tipped.

Good solid roasty and balanced nose. Hints of coffee and dry nuts. Almost like peanut butter, and a nice toasty quality of char. Very nice and impressive.

Cola like body on the feel, almost milk stout but without the lactose sweetness. Slightly milky coating of char and coffee, with a wet sheen in the palate. Lots of charcoal roast in the aftertaste, and mellow hop bitterness. Not much boozy character that's well hidden, but also a hint of fizzy cola senses to match.

While not rich and large like most stouts, quite flavorful even for a wet body. Nice fun beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 01:07:31 | More by smakawhat
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Voo Doo from Left Coast Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.