Another day another dollar, I find myself leaving school early i hoped in my silver 2008 ford ranger to leave the school in a dust trail. Spent the rest of the hottest day in September out for a hike, yes out for a hike in the Connecticut woods Sleeping Giant to be more specific. While hiking I run into a gaggle of collage girls talking about pancakes and ice cream, one said “its ok to have one bite.” I looked over at my friend I brought with me on this crazy adventure April Stevens; we then got up and left. After almost falling to the ground laughing about the sun tan, Barbie plastic group, we ventured on. Talking about nothing more than the subject of beer, and why the hell we did this hike on such a hot day.
All in all I started thinking after today I would love an imperial stout so I dropped my friend off at her new home not without having a beer and a good conversation. I then ventured off to acquirer a stout. Left Coast Voodoo Imperial Stout is what I found.
A dark bottle with a skull and the words Voo Doo normally would chase away a lot of people, I found out it is an award winning American Stout from Left Coast Brewing Company of San Clemente, California. Left Coast Voo Doo American Stout is part of Left Coast's fulltime brews and is not a lightweight brew. It weighs in nearly at the imperial level at 8.5% ABV and comes in a tall 22oz painted bomber bottle.
I got it home and Pours thick dark black with decent tan head that dies down to a nice pool of tan foam with clinging lacing. Smell is of chocolate, coffee, and dark deeply roasted malts. Taste is bitter bakers’ chocolate and coffee up front with hop bitterness on the back. Thick mouth feel with an almost grit to it from an overload of cocoa.
At Left Coast Brewing Co. they pride themselves on a unique batch of beer in the style of an American Stout. 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.
My overall opinion was This is definitely one big, chewy stout that has plenty of flavor to spare Voodoo is a good stout I really liked the chocolate, and coffee aromas it reminds me of eating dark chocolate which is what this beer pairs well with. For cellaring this brew I would give it a yes, it would best taste after five to seven years for the most patient beer cellarer. But for those who are on the other side of the spectrum it’s good to drink now. I would defiantly but this one again and would love to try it on tap.