Voo Doo - Left Coast Brewing Company

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Reviews: 100
Hads: 502
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 10
Gots: 83 | 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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Reviews: 100 | Hads: 502
Photo of cvm4
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours black and doesn't seem thick. Creamy tan head that lingers around.

S - Roasted malts, a faint smell of licorice and along with expresso & semi-sweet chocolate.

T - Roasted malt dominates with every other flavor playing backups. Some notables are coffee, creamy chocolate and lingering dark fruits.

M - Light bodied with high carbonation. Has a dry finish and nothing in cloying about it.

O - It's a good middle of the road stout. Nothing fancy here. (465 characters)

Photo of WoodBrew
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The voo do stout is a decent stout from left coast the beer poured a deep opaque black with minimal ecru head that is not lacing. The scent carries roast and espresso. The taste is powered by espresso with warming essence of alcohol. The mouthfeel is full bodied with subtle carbonation. Overall a very decent stout. (316 characters)

Photo of MickeyBeer
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber that I picked up at the local craft beer store

A- Served in a pint class, this beer pours an opaque black color that has about one finger of tan head. This beer is very thick and viscous and the head dissipates quickly.

S- Coffee aromas are present along with roasted barley and dark chocolate. Awesome nose here.

T- So many complex flavors here. Awesome sweet maltiness with coffee, chocolate, and an incredible roasty nut aftertaste.

M- This beer is full bodied and smooth all the way through. The high ABV is well covered by the many flavors and good deal of sweetness.

O- I really enjoyed this beer. It is a reasonable price, and has a very unique taste. I will have to buy it again. (705 characters)

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the Yardhouse in Roseville, CA

Appearance - Served a fair black color with a half finger head. Fair retention. Spotty lacing with little stick.

Smell - Fairly standard stout aroma. Roasted malt with hints of chocolate and coffee character.

Taste - Follows the nose. Predominant roasted malt flavor in the form of coffee. Finishes with light creamy chocolate notes. Fairly simple, straight-forward stout flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full in body. Smooth. A bit dry on the finish.

Overall - Good, solid stout. Nothing truly noteworthy, but I'd have no problem drinking it again if there weren't better options available. (638 characters)

Photo of Hawksfan79
3/5  rDev -18.7%
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. (496 characters)

Photo of Joshpu
4.19/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a duvel glass.

A: Black to dark brown on the edges. Definitely can not see through it. About a finger of light tan head, with an aggressive pour, which dissipated quickly.

S: Roasty. Malt, dark chocolate, coffee. Probably a dark fruit.

T: Big blast of malt, dark chocolate and coffee. A little bit of chocolate/coffee bitterness.

M: Medium bodied. Easy to drink, almost silky smooth. A little sweet.

Overall this is a good beer. I don't think it's super unique, but nonetheless a solid beer. Definitely recommend trying it. (554 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
4.48/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Two and half fingers of tan head on a black body. The pour had bubbles dancing all over.
The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Really nice.
The taste starts with a mild bitter, then dark bitter chocolate, a little caramel and finishes with milk. Amazing depth, complexity and development.
Smooth texture with low carbonation and a heavy body.
The taste was perfect and the rest of the beer supported it well. (424 characters)

Photo of arfenhouse
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Black with tan head. One finger head with average lacing. 3.5/5

S: Mainly roasted grain and chocolate. Coffee and some raisin that is a bit hard to find. oSme sort of grassy smell in the background. 4/5

T: Bittersweet roasted malt with a coffee taste. Leaning a bit on the sweet side. Finishes with a bitter coffee taste. The alcohol is not noticable at all. Lighter version of an imperial stout. 4/5

M: Medium body with low carbonation. Finishes wet and a little sticky. 3.5/5

O: Seems to be between a regular stout and an imperial stout. Alcohol is very well hidden. I;m taking off a point because it's a bit pricey and I could spend 1$ more for a much better imperial stout. Grab this if you can get it for cheap. 3/5 (727 characters)

Photo of woemad
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
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. (917 characters)

Photo of Moose90
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
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. (911 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  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. (487 characters)

Photo of bens0n
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
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. (538 characters)

Photo of iSip
2.88/5  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. (417 characters)

Photo of micromaniac129
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a deep chocolate brown. With an aggressive pour i can get about a fingers worth of head. It's mocha coloured and fairly dense.
Aroma smells nice with rich roasted malts coffee beans and chocolate.
The flavor sports roasted malts which have a slightly burnt taste. I like. you can pull out some coffee and dark chocolate too if you wantb but i think that is a result of the malts.
On the palette it drinks smooth but there is a bit of an ashen feel around the edges which is not a problem for me.
A good stoudt to be had. (526 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +8.4%
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. (354 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
3.58/5  rDev -3%
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. (853 characters)

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.38/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Listed here on the site, the abv is 8.5%, however, my bottle state that it's 6.8%

The beer is black, with no light penetration. There is some red-brown in the pour and on the edges. A big almost dark mocha head forms with plenty of thick lacing and good retention.

Smells of deep roasted malts, bitter chocolate and coffee.

Tastes of iced espresso, dark malts, a hint of chocolate. Very balanced and nice.

Feels silky smooth, medium-full bodied and no bite. Very easy to drink.

This beer is quite good. All the stout notes I really enjoy, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. It's not original, but it's done very well.

DOA (626 characters)

Photo of smerrell
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours nice and black, with a lingering head with good lacing.
The aroma is of roasted malts, with a hint of toffee. The aggressive carbonation acts as a buffer to the tongue getting the full attack of the roasted malts, but once the bubbles subside the full coffee/chocolate flavor is pleasant and dissipates quickly.

Overall, I think this is a good stout, and I would not hesitate to get it again (398 characters)

Photo of beer2day
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
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. (483 characters)

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.05/5  rDev -17.3%
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. (487 characters)

Photo of srandycarter
3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
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. (255 characters)

Photo of coldriver
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
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. (292 characters)

Photo of randal
2.19/5  rDev -40.7%
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." (317 characters)

Photo of bmwats
3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
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. (596 characters)

Photo of newsage
2.04/5  rDev -44.7%
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! (274 characters)

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