Voo Doo | Left Coast Brewing Company

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Left Coast Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial 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

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1/5  rDev -73.3%

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1/5  rDev -73.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -60%

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2/5  rDev -46.7%

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2/5  rDev -46.7%

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2.04/5  rDev -45.6%
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!

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Photo of randal
2.19/5  rDev -41.6%
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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2.25/5  rDev -40%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.66/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle pours an opaque black color with an impressive cap of dense brown head. Retention and lacing are both magnificent. Stouts dont get a whole lot better looking than this.

Nose is a straightforward mix of roast, licorice and chocolate. Some piney hops in the background along with a bit of dark bread. So far, so good.

This is a good example of a taste doing a complete 180 from the smell and appearance. First sip brought forth an extemporaneous 'hmmm...wtf is this?' Nearly all of the sweetness disappears and the roast is a bit excessive. Hops are flavorful and even a bit resinous, so if that is your thing this beer might be for you. I prefer my stouts creamy, full and on the sweeter/chocolaty side...this one does not manage to capture any of those adjectives. Not that it is all bad, I'll still finish the bomber fairly easily, but I wont buy this again and in a loaded style category, it pretty much falls flat on its face.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.78/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours the standard stout color, four fingers of light tan head. Good lacing and retention.

Very rich smell, coffee. Robust.

Pretty watery, ashy taste.

Carbonation and a bitter aftertaste.

Pretty drinkable. Run of the mill. Somewhere between stout and export stout, not really my thing.

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2.85/5  rDev -24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Quick tasting after work.
Dark brownish-black color with a thin head that lasts longer than expected.
Smell gives a lot of roasted, almost burnt, coffee and chocolate.
Taste starts sweet, faint molasses, turns burnt grains and malt. Undesirable.
I thought it was more black ale versus stout. Thin to light-medium body with decent carbonation.
I would try one more, as I thought it was a bad batch. Glad I split one beer with two other people.

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2.86/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a nicely dark brown color. The head is less than a finger high, and khaki in shade. General duration (and even the initial height, while we're at it) is lousy, and minimal lacing is left on the glass. (2.75)

Smell: I get a good roastiness from the nose, which I always like. I'm also picking up notes of dark chocolate, licorice, and dark fruit. This doesn't really develop as it opens up: it stays a bit bland and weak throughout. Still, the notes present are solid enough. (3)

Taste: Roastier than the nose presented. It starts off with notes of roasted coffee, before transitioning into...not much. Everything seems like a muddled mess, which makes it hard to enjoy. (2.75)

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly dry and light, yet with a finishing slickness. It goes down easily, and that's without the presence of significant carbonation. (3.25)

Overall: It drinks like an overgrown dry stout - it's quite easy to drink for 8.5%. Unfortunately, it doesn't feel like it's 8.5%. Nor does it taste like a stout that's remotely interesting. There's no reason to revisit this one. (2.75)

2.86/5: This voodoo is boring

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2.88/5  rDev -23.2%
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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2.91/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bomber into an imperial pint. No bottling date, or info on Left Coast's site. I'm assuming this was done the same time as Ale Epeteios, so it has to be somewhat fresh...

A- Pours jet black with a one finger head that fades slowly to a thin layer that laces nice and full the whole way

S- semi-sweet chocolate with a slight hint of a dark dark roasted espresso bean

T- pretty much follows the nose. Initial burst of chocolate espresso with a very burnt malt backbone. A little too heavy on the roasting IMO

M- Very thick and creamy, but a little too over carbonated for the style

D- once again, finding myself really having to push to finish this one off.

If you find one of these bottles, split it with a buddy. Worth the try since it's limited and inexpensive.

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2.97/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Voo Doo from Left Coast Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 589 ratings