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 optimaul
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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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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Photo of ChugginOil
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of ssjkyle
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Rtj1012
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Juananitus
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of RichH55
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of jacknsally5148
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Cjalbers
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Prasm
4.49/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Expressive nose of chocolate, malt, and vanilla. In the mouth - big and powerful - coffee dominates up front with chocolate and malt undertones. I really enjoy the creamy coffee and chocolate mouth-feel. Great balance between the full body and the alcohol - this works very well for me.

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Photo of Fatehunter
4.48/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Two and half fingers of tan head on a black body. The pour had bubbles dancing all over.
The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Really nice.
The taste starts with a mild bitter, then dark bitter chocolate, a little caramel and finishes with milk. Amazing depth, complexity and development.
Smooth texture with low carbonation and a heavy body.
The taste was perfect and the rest of the beer supported it well.

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4.48/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.45/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is an exceptional Dry Stout. Slightly underrated...definitely deserves a 90+ rating.

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Photo of Gully1
4.44/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TrevorAllen
4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmlasp
4.41/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick, rich, malty, with some punch, and the consistency of motor oil. Very good; what a stout should be. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a stout glass; forms a thick head that dissipates reasonably quickly. This stout has a decent aroma and a creamy mouthfeel and a certain tanginess that may not be to everyone's liking, but that I enjoyed.

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Photo of Grand-Raggedy
4.41/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Listed here on the site, the abv is 8.5%, however, my bottle state that it's 6.8%

The beer is black, with no light penetration. There is some red-brown in the pour and on the edges. A big almost dark mocha head forms with plenty of thick lacing and good retention.

Smells of deep roasted malts, bitter chocolate and coffee.

Tastes of iced espresso, dark malts, a hint of chocolate. Very balanced and nice.

Feels silky smooth, medium-full bodied and no bite. Very easy to drink.

This beer is quite good. All the stout notes I really enjoy, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. It's not original, but it's done very well.

DOA

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Photo of Garrettshu
4.36/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle, bought at Spec's in Waco. Poured in 2 servings into pint glass.

A: Aggressive pour both times produces a three-finger head, a creamy-light brown color, a bit lighter than chocolate milk. Dark brown body, not black, and rather translucent especially on the edges.

S: Toasty malts, small amounts of vanilla and chocolate.

T: The malts dominate, hints of coffee and chocolate surface from time to time. Tastes very much like roasted espresso beans.

M: IMO, the beer's best attribute. Not too thick, and extremely drinkable, probably the most drinkable stout I've had yet. Drinking the 22oz was a breeze. Could be potentially dangerous sitting at 8.5%. Carbonation is present but not overpowering, and booze is masked by heavy malt flavors.

O: A very good stout, one of my personal favorites up to this point. Will definitely drink again if the opportunity arises.

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Photo of Demi
4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HawaiianSteel
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of martyl1000
4.29/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Note: Despite the 8.5% abv, I'm rating this beer as an "American Stout," not a double stout.

Deep, opaque black pour into a tulip. Very little head, mostly just rim bubbles which cling hard in spots on the glass.

The aroma is dominated by lightly sweetened, powdered cocoa in milk. A touch of capuccino in the background, with earthiness that's maybe a smoked moss.

Don't know how the industry distinguishes between imperial stouts and regular-Joe stouts in this abv range (8.5%). This drinks like a straight up stout, without any of the fumy booze of a double stout. I'm digging this. Roasty, malty. The sweetness also lacks the dark dried fruits of a double stout. Highly carbonated. Yet, still pretty creamy.

This is an accomplishment.

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Photo of Wgkutz
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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