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Voo Doo - Left Coast Brewing Company

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360 Ratings
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 4
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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dragonx2099


1/5  rDev -73.1%

02-26-2013 06:35:31 | More by dragonx2099
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ab39z

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -59.7%

01-01-2014 00:23:33 | More by ab39z
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dumptruck81

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.2%

05-28-2012 21:40:56 | More by dumptruck81
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newsage

California

2.03/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

If this what an American stout taste like then F*ck American stouts.. no really this beer gives America and stouts a bad name. I Am a big fan of the stout but this beer taste weird like f*ckin play-dough. Avoid at all cost don't be fooled! try any other stout but this shit!

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 00:15:00 | More by newsage
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randal

Texas

2.15/5  rDev -42.2%
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."

Serving type: on-tap

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

Oregon

2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

05-09-2013 01:06:45 | More by leftoverburrito
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Hopstout

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

04-14-2013 02:23:36 | More by Hopstout
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hawkmage

California

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

12-31-2011 16:09:06 | More by hawkmage
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twiggamortis420

Texas

2.58/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle pours an opaque black color with an impressive cap of dense brown head. Retention and lacing are both magnificent. Stouts dont get a whole lot better looking than this.

Nose is a straightforward mix of roast, licorice and chocolate. Some piney hops in the background along with a bit of dark bread. So far, so good.

This is a good example of a taste doing a complete 180 from the smell and appearance. First sip brought forth an extemporaneous 'hmmm...wtf is this?' Nearly all of the sweetness disappears and the roast is a bit excessive. Hops are flavorful and even a bit resinous, so if that is your thing this beer might be for you. I prefer my stouts creamy, full and on the sweeter/chocolaty side...this one does not manage to capture any of those adjectives. Not that it is all bad, I'll still finish the bomber fairly easily, but I wont buy this again and in a loaded style category, it pretty much falls flat on its face.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 03:26:23 | More by twiggamortis420
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Smurf2055

Washington

2.73/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours the standard stout color, four fingers of light tan head. Good lacing and retention.

Very rich smell, coffee. Robust.

Pretty watery, ashy taste.

Carbonation and a bitter aftertaste.

Pretty drinkable. Run of the mill. Somewhere between stout and export stout, not really my thing.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 23:22:22 | More by Smurf2055
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ThatsThatDude

New York

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

02-19-2014 01:44:43 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Liondiscs

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

06-01-2013 00:48:27 | More by Liondiscs
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Guyute

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

01-29-2014 04:26:52 | More by Guyute
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kguard

Iowa

2.76/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Quick tasting after work.
Dark brownish-black color with a thin head that lasts longer than expected.
Smell gives a lot of roasted, almost burnt, coffee and chocolate.
Taste starts sweet, faint molasses, turns burnt grains and malt. Undesirable.
I thought it was more black ale versus stout. Thin to light-medium body with decent carbonation.
I would try one more, as I thought it was a bad batch. Glad I split one beer with two other people.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 02:41:06 | More by kguard
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imagese

California

2.9/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bomber into an imperial pint. No bottling date, or info on Left Coast's site. I'm assuming this was done the same time as Ale Epeteios, so it has to be somewhat fresh...

A- Pours jet black with a one finger head that fades slowly to a thin layer that laces nice and full the whole way

S- semi-sweet chocolate with a slight hint of a dark dark roasted espresso bean

T- pretty much follows the nose. Initial burst of chocolate espresso with a very burnt malt backbone. A little too heavy on the roasting IMO

M- Very thick and creamy, but a little too over carbonated for the style

D- once again, finding myself really having to push to finish this one off.

If you find one of these bottles, split it with a buddy. Worth the try since it's limited and inexpensive.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2011 06:40:09 | More by imagese
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iSip

Colorado

2.9/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There are so many great stouts out there that the Voo Doo is middle of the pack at best. All stouts pretty much look the same, so lets move to aroma. There was an odd chemical component to the Voo Doo aroma, which was a low point. Flavor was ample in chocolate and vanilla, but dry and rough around the edges. An OK beer overall, but with so many other wonderful stouts to drink, I will not reach for a Voo Doo again.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 17:13:48 | More by iSip
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AnPiobaire

New York

3/5  rDev -19.4%

12-23-2011 23:41:32 | More by AnPiobaire
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-29-2012 19:23:49 | More by IdrinkGas
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vma

California

3/5  rDev -19.4%

03-24-2014 22:40:56 | More by vma
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Raziel313

California

3/5  rDev -19.4%

05-12-2014 05:30:01 | More by Raziel313
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Iamjeff6

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.4%

03-12-2014 12:12:45 | More by Iamjeff6
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Hawksfan79

Washington

3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Glass: Stout/Porter glass

Appearance: black with a mocha colored head that dissipated quickly.

Smell: Roasted malts, and alcohol mostly.

Taste: Roasted coffee, alcohol, and a slight hint of dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry texture, and a dry alcohol finish.

Good average stout, something I would recommend to a beer drinker that is just starting out. This would be a nice mellow introduction to the style. I wouldn't recommend this for anybody who looking for something complex.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 19:21:43 | More by Hawksfan79
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felipe2toes

California

3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours black with a khaki head. Looks like syrup coming out of the bottle.

Smells of coffee, roasted malts, and chocolate.

Starts off OK with flavors following the nose with coffee and chocolate and cocoa. But then it finishes with some really acrid and just plain bad bitterness.

Mouthfeel was very off-putting because of chalky and strange feeling film that coated my mouth. Syrupy at first, then strange chalkiness to finish. Not drinkable at all, couldn't finish bottle.

Not a very good experience with this particular brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 02:49:52 | More by felipe2toes
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bootsdomino

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-30-2013 02:41:45 | More by bootsdomino
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DamnYankeeHeadHunter

Alabama

3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-26-2014 00:05:43 | More by DamnYankeeHeadHunter
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Voo Doo from Left Coast Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.