Friday, October 25, 2013

Left Coast Brewing Company Voo Doo American Stout

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s second featured beer is Left Coast Brewing Company Voo Doo American Stout. When I ran across this bottle I figured I should pick it up since it IS the Halloween season after all.  This is my first Left Coast Brewing Company beer (review) and the style and artwork led to the purchase of this one.

From the Left Coast Brewing Company website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours black with a thin tan head and a little foamy lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, bitter chocolate, coffee and a slight caramel sweetness.
Taste: Huge roasted malts WAY upfront followed by bitter chocolate and coffee.  Not a lot of sweetness and just a touch of caramel malt in the finish.
Overall: Roasty and bitter, Left Coast Brewing Company Voo Doo American Stout is enjoyable.  I wasn’t expecting it to be as roasty as it was nor as bitter, but once it warmed up a little it was nice.  At 8.5% ABV I would suggest this one to folks who enjoy Stouts that aren’t on the sweeter side.


Mark Harvey

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