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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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beer2day

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark black pour with 1/2 finger dark mocha head. No retention nor lace.

Smell is chocolate and mocha, roast coffee, and earth. Started out fairly intense, but fading midway through the glass.

Taste is slightly stale coffee, then mocha and chocolate. Lots of roasted flavors. Light chocolate bitters in the finish with hop profile hidden under that.

Feel is light and creamy. My bottle says 6.8% though, so that's about right.

Overall I would get it again but I'm not in a rush.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 01:08:09 | More by beer2day
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle tried 2 Jan 2012. Served in the (512) One snifter.

Medium sized brown head. Well carbonated. Very dark brown in color, almost black. Aroma is burnt, charred, burnt sugar. Starts with burnt sugar. Quite roasty. A says mocha and chocolatey, but I'm not getting that. Medium body, moderate ethanol. Middle is a bit charred, coffeelike. Ok, some chocolate comes through in the finish and aftertaste. Charred chocolate.

Did I mention burnt? A liked this a bit more than I did.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 04:38:08 | More by htomsirveaux
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-23-2012 00:26:45 | More by buckyp
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srandycarter

California

3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Black, yes, not much head, only a small ring. Not much lace either.

S - Old burnt coffee. Small malt seeps in.

T - Not much malt at all. Bitter, coffee, ashes. Thin.

M - As said, thin. Not very nice balance. Not much here.

D - Next, please. Sorry.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 05:10:15 | More by srandycarter
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RyanCoonan

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-14-2012 07:51:22 | More by RyanCoonan
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seanmugs

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-10-2012 06:24:05 | More by seanmugs
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coldriver

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber pours a opaque black with huge lovely head. Aroma is dark roasted malt and alcohol. Taste is coffee, slight chocolate, licorice and alcohol. Creamy but thin mouthfeel is lacking that strong bite you expect from stouts. This one got better as it warmed, but overall weak flavored.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 19:59:38 | More by coldriver
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BillHem

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-03-2012 06:55:16 | More by BillHem
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redoak075

California

3/5  rDev -19.4%

03-02-2012 04:37:13 | More by redoak075
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21%

03-01-2012 05:48:09 | More by BugTownPub
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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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BJasny

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

02-10-2012 02:53:31 | More by BJasny
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optimaul

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21%

02-08-2012 05:08:53 | More by optimaul
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Mappies

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-02-2012 17:17:26 | More by Mappies
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Juananitus

California

4.5/5  rDev +21%

01-31-2012 21:51:22 | More by Juananitus
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JustinQ

California

4.5/5  rDev +21%

01-30-2012 03:08:20 | More by JustinQ
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.4%

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

Louisiana

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

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a tulip.

A: Black. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, brown-white head. Settles fairly quickly. Some sporadic lacing mostly retreats quickly back into the brew leaving a slight beer ring.

S: Smells of oak, dark chocolate, and molasses.

T: Unsweetened chocolate, roasted espresso.

M: Bittersweet throughout. Pungent finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Dark, intimidating appearance, and a nose of burnt coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is basic, but again, burnt coffee, unsweetened chocolate, earthy malt. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 06:11:12 | More by bmwats
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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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mdaschaf

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-22-2012 22:30:53 | More by djaeon
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ralphw56

Nevada

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-19-2012 04:32:03 | More by ralphw56
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twelveinches

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-17-2012 07:00:43 | More by twelveinches
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This seems a bit anemic for a stout. A bit on the watery side and not beefy enough. More of a bitter chocolate, watered down bitter chocolate.

I taste the threads of the chocolate, then streaks of the roasted barley. It doesn't come together seemlessly, but in waves of the individual flavors. I'm hoping that laying it down for a while will meld the flavors better. This has backbone, but needs some aging. Or some buffering up.

Not bad, nice enough, but not quite enough omphhh. User friendly. But not knock'em, sock'em robots.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 22:46:46 | More by CasanovaCummins
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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
Voo Doo from Left Coast Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.