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Voo Doo - Left Coast Brewing Company

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351 Ratings
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Ratings: 351
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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4.5/5  rDev +21%

09-01-2012 01:21:37 | More by Cjalbers
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21%

06-25-2013 01:45:05 | More by MaddDogg84
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dmlasp

Arizona

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 06:15:51 | More by dmlasp
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Drinkerofales

California

4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 18:37:31 | More by Drinkerofales
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Garrettshu

Texas

4.39/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle, bought at Spec's in Waco. Poured in 2 servings into pint glass.

A: Aggressive pour both times produces a three-finger head, a creamy-light brown color, a bit lighter than chocolate milk. Dark brown body, not black, and rather translucent especially on the edges.

S: Toasty malts, small amounts of vanilla and chocolate.

T: The malts dominate, hints of coffee and chocolate surface from time to time. Tastes very much like roasted espresso beans.

M: IMO, the beer's best attribute. Not too thick, and extremely drinkable, probably the most drinkable stout I've had yet. Drinking the 22oz was a breeze. Could be potentially dangerous sitting at 8.5%. Carbonation is present but not overpowering, and booze is masked by heavy malt flavors.

O: A very good stout, one of my personal favorites up to this point. Will definitely drink again if the opportunity arises.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 03:04:38 | More by Garrettshu
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Note: Despite the 8.5% abv, I'm rating this beer as an "American Stout," not a double stout.

Deep, opaque black pour into a tulip. Very little head, mostly just rim bubbles which cling hard in spots on the glass.

The aroma is dominated by lightly sweetened, powdered cocoa in milk. A touch of capuccino in the background, with earthiness that's maybe a smoked moss.

Don't know how the industry distinguishes between imperial stouts and regular-Joe stouts in this abv range (8.5%). This drinks like a straight up stout, without any of the fumy booze of a double stout. I'm digging this. Roasty, malty. The sweetness also lacks the dark dried fruits of a double stout. Highly carbonated. Yet, still pretty creamy.

This is an accomplishment.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 02:30:20 | More by martyl1000
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bpasquini

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

09-05-2013 16:47:50 | More by bpasquini
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

06-17-2013 06:34:37 | More by jimmah120
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Beerrenda

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

03-03-2013 19:50:38 | More by Beerrenda
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jplopez21

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

01-20-2013 23:51:07 | More by jplopez21
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beerguy23

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

04-05-2014 23:53:06 | More by beerguy23
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canders0927

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-21-2013 15:49:17 | More by canders0927
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

07-04-2014 14:09:51 | More by sammyg832
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Liverocks

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

06-29-2014 13:41:12 | More by Liverocks
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

06-24-2013 16:59:36 | More by kjyost
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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Dark brew, large head, no lacing.

S - Dark malt, faint char, a bit of earthy hops.

T - Slightly sweet dark malt, char, earthy hops. Aftertaste is earthy and a bit charred. Simple, but excellent.

M - Thin, refreshing, a little harsh. Pretty nice.

D - Very good! The beer is simple, straight-forward and delicious. I'd love to have on tap.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2011 05:42:28 | More by mrasskicktastic
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 11:28:02 | More by micromaniac129
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hops202

District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Stone Snifter.

Looks fairly blackish on the pour. Smell is of sweet roast barley, coffee, sweet cream and chocolate. Taste is basically the same as the nose, but a real milk stout feel going on. Very delicious and certainly will be bought again.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 00:35:20 | More by hops202
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RJLarse

Washington

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2011 07:00:54 | More by RJLarse
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of tan head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A rich and very roasty aroma with lots of chocolate and coffee hints. Dark roasted barley malts upfront with good hints of dark chocolate, coffee roast, toast, cookie dough, burnt caramel, toffee, grains, biscuit, yeast, and nut. Hints of sweet molasses and some anise licorice spicing. Subtle hints of dark fruit raisin, plum, and prune juice. Subtle hints of earthy hops in the background. A very roast and chocolate forward smell.

Taste: Follows the nose with a rich and roasty taste driven by chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet dark roasted malts upfront with tasting notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, toasted bread, dough, cream, grain, caramel, toffee, yeast, and nuts. Sweet notes of molasses. Some noticeable notes of anise spice giving a slight dark licorice flavor. Subtle dark fruit presence with undertones of prune, plum, and raisin. Light notes of earthy hops towards the finish. A pretty solid roasty stout taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy and smooth. Fairly chewy and slick. A little alcohol heat is felt.

Overall: A pretty solid stout. More like an imperial stout with a pretty rich and roasty profile.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 06:37:03 | More by MattyG85
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Joshpu

California

4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 10:21:17 | More by Joshpu
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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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MickeyBeer

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 01:59:28 | More by MickeyBeer
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Moose90

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 01:11:28 | More by Moose90
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Roxie_B

Alabama

4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Bottle

Appearance: Nearly pitch black. Not much head to speak of and what there was quickly dissipated.

Smell: Fruity and floral type hops mostly but well balanced with a sturdy earthy backbone. Then a bit of roasty malt goodness comes through.

Taste: Suits my tastes well. I detect a bit of dark fruit but mostly big coffee and wood.

Mouthfeel: This one is odd of the few stouts I've been blessed enough to try. It's got a tingly thing going on. Afterwards coats the mouth as I would expect.

Overall: Giving this a 4. I do love a nice pitch black stout. Pretty tasty.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 02:23:25 | More by Roxie_B
Voo Doo from Left Coast Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.