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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Photo of Shroud0fdoom
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

*12 oz. bottle* Ok, this is my first time of getting my hands wet with Left Coast Brewing. Lets see what we got. When poured this turned out to have a black body with a mocha lacing around my glass. When I popped this baby's cherry (cap). I could smell the aroma of German chocolate cake... mmm. After getting my head in to this I found highly roasted malts, with hints of coffee. German chocolate with a hint of mild pine oil. Interesting. After this beer made love to my sense of smell, now I want to plunge in and get a feel for her. The taste is bitter chocolate. Burnt malts follow yet not offensive. I pick up some cherry pit with hints of espresso. Slightly bitter finish leaves its mark on your taste buds. The feel on the palate is medium-light smooth body with a very tight and sharp carbonation.

Overall: This stout is pretty solid. Very decent roasted malt flavors with a nice touch of bitter chocolate. If complexity you're looking for.. this one is a little tamed, just to the point stout. The aroma for me is the highlight on this brew. I thought I was baking a German Chocolate Cake while brewing some morning coffee. This is very drinkable for being 8.5% abv. This one just doesn't scream excellence to me (IMO). This brew is worthy.

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Photo of lehueve
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of wooddogg922
4.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of mkrass
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of paresis
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Brobiehansen
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of ititani
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of SUP3RDAV3
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Pegasus
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Deep obsidian in color, with a coarse tan head, which retains well, and thick, scattered lacing.

Aroma: Strong aroma of bitter chocolate, unsweetened cocoa, cold coffee, and roasted barley.

Taste: Opens with prominent roasted barley. Moderate grapefruit hops soon appear. As the taste progresses, some sweet, warming alcohol manifests itself, as well as bitter chocolate, and cold coffee. Finishes with a mild, lingering wave of citric hops.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, and very pleasant, with just a bit of stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Very nicely made, perhaps a touch biased to the roasted barley and citric hops. A little more emphasis on the chocolate and cold coffee flavors would be most welcome.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of MickeyMonk
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of mpenning13
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of sdbrewmasters
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of aquazr1
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
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 Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of brurevu
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From my tasting notes: This beer was big and robust that poured a deep black with a decent fluffy head. The taste was outstanding with loads of sweet malts and a big burnt chocolate, bitter dark chocolate flavor that sustained itself nicely. The full creamy mouthfeel kept this substantial brew thick and satisfying. The Voodoo Stout was a fantastic stout and one I would drink again and again.

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Photo of Rtj1012
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Madfish85
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of goodonya
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of hopsputin
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a: black with some dark brown notes peeking through. 2 finger tan head that fades pretty quickly

s: smells like your generic stout. roasted and toasted malt, dark & milk chocolate, a hint of malt sweetness. finishes creamy

t: follows the nose pretty well. roasted and toasted malt upfront, bitter baking chocolate, creamy milk choco. something almost oaky. finishes with malt sweetness

m: full mouthfeel, with moderate carbonation

o: fairly average stout. all the flavors work well together, and it tastes good. its warming, but theres no hint of alcohol in the flavor. still though, pretty average

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