Voo Doo | Left Coast Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company
California, United States
leftcoastbrewing.com

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
Ratings:
582
Reviews:
119
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.67%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
105
For Trade:
2
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Knapp85
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a killer looking bottle. Was bought for me as a birthday gift. I split the bottle with the friends who bought it for me. The color was black and had a sticky lacing down the glass. The smell of the set was very minimal, just a light roasted aroma. The taste was roasted with some burnt malt flavors. The mouthfeel was pretty smooth has a little thickness. Overall this beer was pretty good.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of brentk56
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A moderately active bubble show produces a one inch cap of beige foam that leaves clumps of lacing; the liquid is fudge brown colored

Smell: Moderately roasty with undertones of chocolate and char

Taste: Chocolate forward with some char and light molasses tones building through the middle; more roast appears in the finish along with some coffee; very dry in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Pleasant enough to drink but rather limited in the flavor range

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
4.23/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light coffee, herbal, grass, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. A bit too perfumy on hops in the nose. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light char, herbal, grass, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good stout style. Good robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
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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3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at SAVOR 2011. Served in a goblet.

Pours near black with a short mocha head and a moderate amount of spotty lacing as it goes down. The nose brings a good amount of chocolate along with some coffee and a fairly-strong roast component. The flavor has the same characteristics, but also has the unwelcome addition of diacetyl, which isn't overpowering, but does a good deal to kill the flavor profile of the beer. Medium body with a fairly-dry finish.

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3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

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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3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark brown color, with a thin beige head that fades quickly and leaves a thick and spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some dark fruit and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty roasted malt character followed by mildly sweet flavors of coffee and chocolate. The hops presence is mild but brings a decent balance. The after-taste consists of a dark chocolate mild bitter-sweetness.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid stout to drink for a while but there are better alternatives within the style.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of mactrail
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Voo Doo from Left Coast Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 582 ratings.
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