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Voo Doo - Left Coast Brewing Company

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458 Ratings
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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 8
Gots: 61 | 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:
Beer added by: imagese on 01-12-2011

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
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of woemad
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bomber I’d totally forgotten I’d purchased, but almost certainly less than a year old. No date can be fond on the silk-screened bottle.

Poured a super-dark shade of brown into a snifter, with a dark beige head that dropped after a few minutes. Spotty lace.

The nose reminds me of bitter coffee and a small amount of mollasses. There’s a little bit of prune scent as well.

Bitter and sweetness together up front, with the bitter winning out. Very roasty, coffeeish taste, with a weak cocoa-ish sweetness. There’s not much hop character, though that might be due to age. It’s fairly one dimensional, at any rate.

Full bodied, with a surprisingly prickly mouthfeel.

A fairly one dimensional stout that only delivers if you’re really into bitter, roasted malt flavors. It’s drinkable but not much more than that. I’ve had several Left Coast beers now and I’m just not very impressed by them.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Moose90
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of bens0n
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of iSip
2.88/5  rDev -22.8%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Voo Doo from Left Coast Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.