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Voo Doo - Left Coast Brewing Company

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84
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359 Ratings
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Ratings: 359
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle I shared at Skuter's UCLA vs. USC viewing party.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, char, and some slight cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 01:18:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at SAVOR 2011. Served in a goblet.

Pours near black with a short mocha head and a moderate amount of spotty lacing as it goes down. The nose brings a good amount of chocolate along with some coffee and a fairly-strong roast component. The flavor has the same characteristics, but also has the unwelcome addition of diacetyl, which isn't overpowering, but does a good deal to kill the flavor profile of the beer. Medium body with a fairly-dry finish.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2011 20:31:00 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-14-2014 02:10:03 | More by metter98
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-23-2012 23:32:38 | More by kjkinsey
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a near black body with a foaming, though not angrily so, light tan head.

Smell: A roasty aroma, with some sooty coarseness from the black patent. Plenty of bittersweet chocolate (or chocolate BS, as I've started saying in close company) with just some caramel and second-fiddle hops hardly pushing past the stronger chocolate and roast notes.

Taste: Bittersweet chocolate, some minor caramel, and even a bit vanilla laid over the hard roasted grains. Citrusy hops, lightly resinous with a medium level of bitterness aided in part by the roastiness from the malts. Dry, lightly roasty, lightly chalky finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Quite smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: Those well-roasted black patent type malts just always seem to bring a bit of harshness to the beer, which I'm never too enthusiastic about. Still, it's a decent enough stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 20:09:41 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-24-2012 01:03:25 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-09-2013 23:50:35 | More by spycow
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a killer looking bottle. Was bought for me as a birthday gift. I split the bottle with the friends who bought it for me. The color was black and had a sticky lacing down the glass. The smell of the set was very minimal, just a light roasted aroma. The taste was roasted with some burnt malt flavors. The mouthfeel was pretty smooth has a little thickness. Overall this beer was pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 13:46:21 | More by Knapp85
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark brown color, with a thin beige head that fades quickly and leaves a thick and spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some dark fruit and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty roasted malt character followed by mildly sweet flavors of coffee and chocolate. The hops presence is mild but brings a decent balance. The after-taste consists of a dark chocolate mild bitter-sweetness.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid stout to drink for a while but there are better alternatives within the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 03:40:25 | More by TheManiacalOne
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Jason (jrallen34). Served in a tulip of some sort.

A - Mocha foam settles to a thick collar, some wisps, and minimal lacing. Body is black, and quite dark for a lower-ABV stout.

S - Biscuit, chocolate, light roast. Seems somewhat aged, with a bit of earthy and slightly stale hops.

T - Taste is again heavy on chocolate and biscuit, giving this a mild Twix vibe. Low roast flavor and bitterness, and again the same slightly oxidized character.

M - Roasty and chewy, medium body. Dry texture, minimal alcohol presence, and medium-low carbonation. Quite easy to drink.

D - It is what it is, a solid but unexceptional American stout that probably lingered on a shelf for too long for its lower ABV to warrant. Probably wouldn't bother revisiting this even if I could find a fresher example - shame on Left Coast for not bottle dating.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 05:27:52 | More by MasterSki
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cool label art. Picked this up in CO, let's see if I made good use of my luggage space/weight...

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 3 fingers of creamy mocha head. Good lacing & average head retention

S: Roasty malt, some plum & cherry

T: Cocoa, charred wet grain, a touch of herbal hops up front Dryness, cocoa, & a touch of coffee & vanilla as this warms, slight grainy astrigency mixes in as well. Finishes with a touch of dryness. charred grain, & a bit of Baker's chocolate & a touch of vanilla & cola..

MF: Medium bodied & smoothly carbonated, fairly good balance

This was a fairly decent stout, not perfect, but very drinkable

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 01:17:46 | More by russpowell
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer is black with a thin brown head and nice lacing, low carbonation and some retention.

Aroma is quite chocolatey and sweet with mild roast, a little ashy.

Beer is creamy and buttery in a bad way with chocolate and strong coffeeish roast. Something went wrong with an otherwise good beer. Interesting, overall but it seems to have diacetyl problem. Fix it and I'll have ti again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2011 19:09:23 | More by drabmuh
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-05-2012 05:19:18 | More by SocalKicks
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%
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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mactrail

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite rich, thick bodied, and quite a mouthful. Not watery by any stretch of imagination. Not as hot as an Imperial Stout, but strongly-flavored. Winey and slightly sweet. Lots of lightly roasted malt along with the burnt. Nice dose of bitterness and a chocolate aftertaste.

My bottle says 6.8%. It drinks more like an Imperial, however, so maybe it is 8.5% as stated on the Left Coast website.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 05:08:52 | More by mactrail
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-09-2012 00:19:56 | More by Rochefort10nh
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-09-2013 04:53:06 | More by XmnwildX12
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-24-2012 01:47:40 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-26-2012 02:45:33 | More by MarkyMOD
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-03-2014 03:51:01 | More by oriolesfan4
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-19-2014 22:06:04 | More by dbrauneis
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Zorro

California

3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear dark brown colored ale with a small light brown colored head.

Smell is sweet and aromatic with big coffee and berry scents. A little sharpness from the patent malt this smells boozier that I would have expected. You can add chocolate, rum and coconut to the list of scents present. One of the more aromatic stouts.

Starts out semi-sweet with a heavy roast flavor. Taste sort of like espresso soda with a thicker mouthfeel. This becomes mildly bittersweet in flavor but just doesn't have the flavor complexity that the smell promised. Still it is mild and tasty and a little like a milk stout.

Mouthfeel is thick.

Overall a very nice stout! The smell promises more than the taste delivers but I will buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 02:13:45 | More by Zorro
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
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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smakawhat

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +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 359 ratings.