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Voo Doo - Left Coast Brewing Company

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Ratings: 393
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 5
Gots: 37 | 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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Photo of bmwats
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.

bmwats, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of newsage
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!

newsage, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
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.

mdaschaf, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of djaeon
4/5  rDev +7.5%

djaeon, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of ralphw56
4/5  rDev +7.5%

ralphw56, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

twelveinches, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of CasanovaCummins
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.

CasanovaCummins, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
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.

ChainGangGuy, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +7.5%

valkyre65, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of hoserking
3/5  rDev -19.4%

hoserking, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of Rochefort10nh
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Rochefort10nh, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of leedorham
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

leedorham, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of hawkmage
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

cdwil, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of AnPiobaire
3/5  rDev -19.4%

AnPiobaire, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of PthPndr
4/5  rDev +7.5%

PthPndr, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of TXhomebrewer
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

TXhomebrewer, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

jheezee, Dec 07, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

jacknsally5148, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Joshgonzales79, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

PunkFloyd, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of RJLarse
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

RJLarse, Nov 07, 2011
Photo of mactrail
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.

mactrail, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of McD0uche
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured bottle of Voo Doo into chilled pint glass:

A: A very faint, light brown head appeared in the middle of the glass. A few bubbles showed up but around the periphery but faded quickly.

S: Like a chocolate-covered fruit. Slightly sweet. Hints of coffee.

T: Dark chocolate, sweet to bitter transition. Fruity? I can't pin it down, it fades very quickly.

M: Strong on the tongue for about a second and washes away fast. A little oily.

O: A decent stout overall. The flavor fades a little too quickly for my liking, and I kept reaching for more to keep the ride going.

McD0uche, Oct 22, 2011
Photo of dmlasp
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
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.

dmlasp, Sep 12, 2011
Voo Doo from Left Coast Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.