Voo Doo | Left Coast Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

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

Added by imagese on 01-12-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
564
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
28.38%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
101
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 115 | Ratings: 564
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Photo of tigg924
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours opaque, black in color, with minimal head. Taste is roasted malt, char, and dark chocolate. Nicely balanced, easy drinking imperial stout. I prefer others in the style, but this one is solid. I would get this again.

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Photo of oberon
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

Pours pitch black with a thinner deep tan colored head atop.Alot of dry roast and bitter chocolate in the nose,some sweet alcohol and dark fruit creeps.Dry upfront on the palate with an onslaught of dark fruit and molasses hitting midway,some drying comes into effect late leaving some residual dark fruit notes lingering.Not a whole lot of chocolate although it's there,there is a good amount of roast and dark fruit flavors,not to mention alcohol.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Tiernan
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of joemetric
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SanDNigel
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz into tulip
A- Its dark-brown, most definitely not black, with a clean tan head which dissipates at a moderate rate
S- Alcohol sitting on-top of a roasted malt body. Almost toasty vanilla with oak, i guess theres a bit of chocolate and coffee, but not what dominates it for me
T- A mocha with vanilla syrup. Reminds me of the brown oat bread you get at some steakhouses (even Outback...) with butter. Smooth, roasty and yeasty.
M- It's just fine; the liquid wants to be syrupy but the millions of bubbles won't let it
It's a good beer, one I would drink again if it was poured for me. Not one I would go out of my way to order or buy, unless it was on sale. Not bad by any means, but really doesn't hit my "world-class" mark.

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Photo of freshflesh
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of DWolf
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of alarmclock314
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Smooth mouthfeel with a slightly dry finish of dark chocolate. This is a pretty solid stout.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of schrutality
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aquazr1
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip glass from a bottle. Pours black with a small head a very little lacing. The aroma is of roasted coffee with some chocolate. The roasted malt flavor enhances the mouth feel and taste. I was just expecting more depth. A well done stout.

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Photo of Lgrec8
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of avitallo
3.16/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of randal
2.19/5  rDev -40.8%
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."

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Photo of Marius
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at home. Pitch black with a tan head. Smells of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. The taste follows the same notes. Smooth-ish mouthfeel, with a chocolate bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of mkrass
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Roast, fruit, prune and chocolate on the nose with a suggestion of coffee. The beer pours a deep, dense mahogany with a thin tan foam cap that produces rich lace. The chocolate on the tongue begins like fine gourmet dark chocolate with 70 – 80% cacao then mid-palate hints of vanilla and caramel enter in with roast flavors dominating by the finish as chocolate flavors wrapped in a range of grain flavors linger long through the aftertaste. Finishes dry with a touch of roast astringency. Bitterness tastes as much from the roast and dark chocolate than from hops. Very creamy, chewy body with fine soft carbonation.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Undated 12 oz bottle with an indicated ABV of 8.0%; served in a Belgian snifter after some warming.

Appearance: pours near black with a thin head that reduces to a ring almost immediately. Ruby highlights in strong light. Minimal spotty lacing.

Aroma: sweet with suggestions of dark dried fruits, light booze and dark bread.

Flavor: largely follows and is mild for style but no shortage of dark roasted grains. Light, and not objectionable burnt grains notes. Some black licorice.

Feel: smooth, medium+ body; overly light carbonation.

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Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Voo Doo from Left Coast Brewing Company
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