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:
581
Reviews:
119
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.67%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
105
For Trade:
2
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a very dark brown, almost black coloring with a thin, sparse, light tan surface coat of head. Aromas of subtle coffee, cream sweetness, chocolate highlights, and hints of vanilla. Smells great! Flavors are smooth and creamy initially, with a solid blast of roast and bitter coffee in the backbone. Extremely balanced, with a smoothness as it travels over the palate. Light bodied, but it never loses that smooth touch, transitioning to a roasted and more heavily bittered coffee aftertaste. The finish is bitter and dry, with a roasted linger. Solid beer, and the light body makes it very drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of mntlover
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black only small ruby highlights when held to the light. Head is small coco colored and it falls quick with just spotty lace.

Aroma is roasted malts, good chocolate notes, some light coffee and dark fruity notes.

Taste is roasted malts some dark chocolate upfront moving to lightly sweet fruity notes. Finishing with a dry roasted Columbia coffee like flavor, mingled with some herbal hops for some added bitterness. Also some fruit and anise notes lingering. Taste seeems little better then the aroma more complex any how.

Mouthfeel is nice big medium approaching full. Carbonation only medium but seems to pep up some in the finish.

Overall nice little stout, defiantly worth trying but not kick ass enough for regular consumption.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint.

A - Pours jet black, with a two-finger tan head with good retention. Nominal lacing.

S - Healthy aroma of chocolate, burnt grains, black coffee, anise, and booze.

T - Chocolate, marshmallow, black licorice, burnt coffee, graham cracker, and lots of roasted bitterness. Just enough sweetness to balance. Slight bit of pine hop in the finish enhances the flavor and keeps things interesting. Not terribly rich, but decently complex. Pretty tasty.

M - Kind of thin bodied for the flavor profile. Also, WAY over carbonated; almost soda like. Some misfires here.

O - A really well done stout, just wish it had a better mouth feel. The taste pretty much makes up for it though and despite it's flaws, this one gets it more right than wrong. I'll buy again.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of BierJager89
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with a mocha head.

S: Nose is typical of a stout, though a bit coffee forward to be more specific, with a touch of alcohol, dark chocolate, roasted malt and a touch of anise.

T: Very nice imperial stout. Roasty with some coffee and dark chocolate.

M: Creamy smooth and full bodied. Mouthfeel is nearly perfect.

O: An excellent example of the style. I love a good Imperial Stout.

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3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a finger's worth of head which has below average retention. The head is creamy, medium beige while the body is an opaque, dark chocolate black. Faint wisps of lacing and not much else.

Nose- Starts of with a good whiff of chocolate, followed by cocoa and a slight bit of coffee from the bottle. The background has cream and milk which come to the front from the glass. The glass is very milk stout and even has a touch of vanilla and some lactose. Swirling shows a little bit of nuttiness from the roasted malts.

Taste- Fairly reflective of the nose and starts off with soft touches of milk, cream, and vanilla which move into bittersweet chocolate, cocoa, and coffee notes. These aspects take over the flavor profile until a slight oatmeal with some chalkiness is expressed on the finish. Chocolate notes start to fade quickly and it's mostly cocoa, coffee, and roasted malts as the cream and milk fade to some extent. They remain in the background but are hardly as prominent as on my first taste. I wasn't really expecting much from this beer but it's a pretty competent stout. None of the 8.5% shows and it drinks very much like a milk stout. Not so much a winner in the presence and complexity departments but has good balance and integration. Above average to good, but mostly good. Cocoa gives off slight bubblegum but it's hardly noticeable.

Mouthfeel- A little less than medium bodied with light carbonation and some grittiness and dryness on the finish. Slight creaminess on the linger, especially at the front of the mouth.

Drinkability- Incredibly easy going and has a sessionable quality to it despite the high ABV. 6 bucks a bomber seems to be a pretty fair price and is something I might purchase again.

Overall- Above average to good, but mostly good beer. Does nothing that really stands out but has no flaws and is very accessible. I would give this a try and I might buy it again.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Voo Doo from Left Coast Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 581 ratings.
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