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Oompa Loompa Chocolate Cream Stout - Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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296 Ratings
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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 31
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
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Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 02-24-2013

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Ratings: 296 | Reviews: 55
Photo of msquared36
1.67/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Got a bad beer. Way over carbonated, took 15 minutes to settle down. Strong metallic money scent. Predominant in the taste as well. Seems like there is a nice bitter dark chocolate taste in there, but well hidden behind the metal. Have one more, hopefully it's better.

I guess this is an appropriate beer for NFL draft night. Hopeful anticipation followed by a let down from a usually great Cleveland brewery. The Cleveland Browns of stouts.

Photo of lundqu23
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tastes like Belgian dark chocolate and vanilla beans which yields great aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and caramel. With a creamy mouthfeel and bittersweet finish. Nose is roast dark malt and creamy cocoa. A little dry. Definite hazelnut and a complex finish and lactic oaty creaminess.

Photo of toppoop
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer poured out wonderfully with a very nice head and very good lacing. Pretty distributed in the smell. Almost nothing there for the noise. Taste isn't too bad. Tasty chocolate and hint of vanilla, but the aftertaste was lacking. Mouth feel was OK, a bit creamy, but nothing to write home about for a stout.

Photo of Hendry
4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful tan three finger head atop a solid dark mahogany pour, dark as motor oil, spotty lacing in the tulip.

Dark chocolate and malt/grain,somewhat roasty too, very pleasant.

Subtle chocolate and cream flavors play out nicely with some solid roastiness, nice little hop kick at the end, clean finish.

Creamy medium mouthfeel, well carbonated, exceptionally drinkable.

A previous reviewer suggested pairing Oompa Loompa with a quality cheddar cheese, and I would concur with that fine suggestion. This is a great choco cream stout that is far less sweet and root beery than Samuel Smiths version. I highly recommend this one, Fathead's knows beer!

Photo of McNealc31
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Huge aroma full of chocolate, vanilla, and charred wood. Chocolate is more subtle in the flavor, but it's there. More char, coffee, and a bite from the hops in a dry finish. Good flavor, great balance, more hops than most stouts.

This is one to find.

Photo of Tucquan
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2014-03-03 in Columbia, PA

A - Opaque dark brown with a 3-finger dark tan head and nice lacing.

S - Chocolate, coffee, malted milk, roasted grain. Very nice.

T - Milk and dark chocolate, char, light coffee, toffee and curdled cream, which adds a milk sugar and tart flavor. Finishes pretty clean with lingering roasted and hop bitterness.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Creamy but on the thinner side; more like a Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald than a Founder's Porter.

O - Another good brew from Fat Head's.

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark black with a two inch light brown bubbly head. Plenty of lacing on the glass. Smells of big dark chocolate malts, roasted malts and some espresso. It tastes of dark chocolate but there is something there that's a bit off-putting. Medium body, creamy and roasty. Smooth all the way through, not really bitter or sticky. Overall, it's an alright brew but was hoping for more.

Photo of glass_house
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter

Pours a dark opaque brown bordering on black, with just a slight mohagany glow around the edges. One finger of dense, dark tan head leaves a nice collar and some sticky lacing. Smell is mostly light vanilla and chocolate with a faint toasty, charred-wood accent.

Enters the mouth on a full creamy note, but thins out some toward the end. Carbonation tickles the tongue a bit, and I'm finding it just a wee bit too bubbly for my taste. The flavors are subtle but good. Not as much chocolate as I expected/hoped for. Still, it's a nice balance of milk chocolate, creamy vanilla, toffee, molasses, black coffee, and hop bitterness.

Not a bad stout at all, but a little light in the body and heavy in the carbonation for me to consider it excellent. When I'm in the mood for a "lighter" stout, this is certainly a viable option.

Photo of smakawhat
4.39/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A big dark and aggressive appearance on this guy. Thick and creamy with some soapy retention, but a large fist full tall head, and VERY dark brown mahogany color getting into imperial supper territory color. Body matches, with thick midnight black body and no see through character at all. Large, dark, bold, and impressive.

Very nice bouquet. Soft malted grains, creamy senses of vanilla and milk, light bodied, but large roast character without any dry scorching sensations on the nostrils at all. Hints towards clove spice but with roast qualities taking the stage. Soft, creamy, with a molasses subtle sense.

Real nice brew on the palate. Milky light chocolate but lots of whoppers candy like flavors and whipped up cream. Mouthfeel coats nicely with just a touch of wet but works for the lighter style. Creamy and light, but rich in chocolate whip topping, a hint of sweetness matches on the finish. Molasses sticky quality hits on the palate but with no sugar or sticky qualities. Extremely clean finish.

Stupidly drinks real easily, and one of the nicer simpler stouts I've had in quite some time.

Photo of brentk56
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a murky obsidian with a thick tan head that leaves an almost perfect sheet of lacing around the glass

Smell: A touch roasty and a touch chocolatey, with lactose tones

Taste: A bit of milk chocolate and a bit of bitter hops, both blending together in the middle; not quite as creamy as I would have expected, though there is clearly some lactose in the mix as well as what tastes like cinnamon

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Certainly enjoyable, but not quite what I expected; would like more chocolate overall in this beer

Thanks, kbuzz, for the opportunity

Photo of patpbr
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured dark brown with a foamy off white head.
S - Chocolate malts and coffee
T - Bittersweet with a burnt brown sugar and vanilla and more coffee and roast.
M - Medium body and lighter then expected. A creamy finish.
O - A worthwhile try but nothing special.

Photo of Snooprobirob
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black from a bottle into a duvel glass. I can see my own reflection. About an inch of dark brown head which turns to a small ring around the top of the brew. leaves a light lacing throughout entire glass.

Tons of chocolate smell with a raisin oder at the end, creamy mouthful, with vanilla and chocolate opening. Ends with a caramel sweetness mixed with a light bitterness to level it out.

Overall an excellent American stout that I will look forward to every year.

Photo of BrewUSA
4.49/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fatheads Oompa Loompa Choclate Cream #tout is sweet stout that pours jet black with just a touch of raisin plum color when held to a light,~ Colossal head, more head than Violet Beaurgarde on prom night, about three fingers tall and lasted for what seemed more than a whimsical whim~ Palette was fuller than Augustus Gloop and had enough cream to make you feel about as glutinous~ Nose is Mocha, Root Beer, Vanilla, buttery and had more coco to make Arthur Slugworth jealous~ Taste is just a complete Wangdoodle! A chocolate river floats into Vanilla Bean, Maple, Roasted Marshmallow, Caramel, Butterscotch, Ice Mocha, Cola, Chocolate Milk, Frosty/Jamocha shake with Hornswaggler and Snozzwangler rounding out the back end~ This is the golden ticket! Finish is a bit bitter and very sweet, Mr. Turkentine says odds are this is a brew you will approve of, I think Grandpa Joe would agree, to bad you need a Veruca Salt pedigree to acquire it~ Overall: 91

Photo of Brenden
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oompa Loompa looks pretty creamy off the tap, not too much thickness to it but some. It's quite a dark brown with some red coming in on the sides and showing through in the light. The light brown head is creamy, and it rises to over a finger but fades to half that quickly. What's left it solid and strong, leaving pretty good deposits via a ring at the top and some spotting to follow.
There's a certain sweetness to this stout, both creamy and toffee-like, but I think something about how it mixes with the hard roast gives it a hint of a burnt note to it. It's not too much but it's there. There's some wood and lots of some heartier nut, and vanilla pulls out the finish before some astringent hardwood comes into the finish, more in the flavor. There's complexity to the sweetness, with brown sugar and caramel along with the vanilla, maybe something like anise just a ghost in it. The astringent note isn't huge, but impossible not to notice.
The body is full but there's an almost spritzy impression simply from the abundance of the carbonation. There's plenty of creaminess, but as the char comes in it dries it out at the back of the throat a little.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Who says that chocolate stouts can't be drinkable, relatively light and drinkable? Not Fat Heads! Sure the dark ale has all the savory and succulent notes that the style is supposed to provide, but its carbonation, dryness and crisp roast character shows something lighter to accompany the chocolate and cream.

Dark brown with deep garnet low-lights, the ale pours with a billowing head that topples the glass. But even after sopping up the drips, the ale recedes quickly to an evenly coated ivory sheet across the glass that extends upwards with fingers of lace. It's a sturdy looking beer that bows to the chocolate and cream-flavored additions.

Brown sugar and burnt toffee leads the nose into a deeper scent of light char and heavy toast. Tempered by the sweetness of vanilla and chocolate, the heavy roast is kept at bay. Still a Kona-type coffee, walnut, and molasses robustness reaffirms the "Stout" impressions.

Delicious toffee and molasses sweetness layers on the early palate with saturating sweetness that's aided by milk sugars and chocolate in a way that simple stouts can't. This one favors the sweet-tooth for a dessert-like session. Semi-sweet chocolate morsels, vanilla join with grain-derived coffee bitterness for a culminating taste of both java milkshake and cola. A tinge of licorice emerges after the brunt of fore-flavors are fully explored.

Full bodied, the ale gets added heft from remaining milk sugars and velvety chocolate textures. Yet its exuberant carbonation cuts through the malt and sugar and gives the beer a lift to provide an impression of creaminess early, lightness in the middle and envelopment to close. Its that engulfed carbonation that provides a slight arid finish with medium warmth and a smoky chocolate aftertaste.

Though more roast is preferred, this darker chocolate ale really lets the cream and cocoa sing. It pairs particularly well with sharp white cheddar cheese- Cabot in this case.

Photo of sleuthdog
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in GI pint

Pour: Dark brown with a nice 3 finger milk chocolate color head. Good amount of lacing.

Smell: Dark chocolate malts, a whiff of vanilla and some faint coffee. A sweet smell on this one for sure.

Taste: Bittersweet dark chocolate, again the faint coffee and an sweetness like caramel or burnt brown sugar.

Mouthfeel: Light medium and too thin actually. Much more watery than I expected.

Overall: Nice to try this but nothing special. A straightforward semi-sweet stout that is much too thin.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a small light tan head. In the aroma, a small roast and chocolate. In the taste, lots of chocolate up front, with a small spice underneath. A small spice like bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with and dry spice of cinnamon and all spice in the aftertaste. Quite nice, just the wrong time of year for me.

Photo of RickS95
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A dark ruby black pour. It's only got some light shades when held to a light. The head is two fingers of light brown creamy foam. You can see how creamy the beer is just from the pour. The head dissipates leisurely leaving a creamy lace.

All malt with a splash of vanilla. Caramel and chocolate come forward as the beer warms. Nothing in the way of hops presents itself.

Very malty and heavy, but not overbearing, on the chocolate, bittersweet variety. Still no hop presence, but the chocolate does it's part for balance. Vanilla is a bit player.

Extreme creaminess. Sweet early, the bitter. Heavy body. Wet sloppy finish. No carbonation anywhere.

It's a really nice stout. Fairly sweet for a stout, but never over the top or cloying. The bittersweet chocolate provides both the sweet and the bitter, for a surprising, easy to drink beer.

Photo of AwYeh
3.17/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz poured into snifter.

A: Dark brown/black with one finger of soda-tan head, which dissipated quickly. Moderately viscous as it swirls in the glass.

S: Vanilla, cocoa, chocolate & roasted malts make up most of the smell. Sweet and inviting, a great wintertime aroma.

T: Fairly mild. Vanilla and cocoa are the biggest flavors once again; I'm not getting the dark chocolate that was advertised, but still digging it somewhat. The combination of sweetness and creaminess makes it surprising that this isn't a milk stout. Just a little bitter, and roasty, on the finish.

M: Medium-bodied and super carbonated; I don't know that I've had a stout so bubbly before. It's interesting, and works well with the light flavors, but it might be just a bit more foamy than would be ideal.

O: Pretty unique stout; I don't love it, but I'm glad I had the chance to try it. Worth picking up if you want a stout without all the body/weight of an imperial, and it could easily blend into almost a lineup highlighting various styles from beer to beer without being overbearing.

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

The head is light mocha color over a deep, rich brown body. Leaves a froth and a good ring on the top, and lacing is good.

Chocolate, vanilla and caramel, with vanilla being the strongest aroma.

Taste is a vague chocolate and vanilla.

I have to knock the mouthfeel. It isn't creamy enough. This beer has a medium body, but no stick, no real creaminess. It might be better with nitro...

Photo of Honus1
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a tale I two beers. As is out o the bottle, it is over carbonated for my taste, and what I expect with the style. This carbonation distracts me too much and I cannot really appreciate the chocolate and the dark roasted malt. So, I swish it around in my glass for a while and the beer improves dramatically. I think they have a good base recipe on this one, and once they get the carbonation right they will have something here.

Photo of Immortale25
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogdish signature snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a massive three finger dark tan head that retains a while before making its way down to a 1/4 inch head. A frothy ring of lacing is left behind on the glass.

S- Sweet milk chocolate aroma with some vanilla and caramel.

T- Roasted malt, some chocolate and a slight glassy taste. Goes down easy.

M- The body's on the thinner side and there's medium-high carbonation which is a bit too much for this style IMO.

O- Kind of a letdown. Was hoping for more chocolate and less bubbles.

Photo of Ryan011235
1.99/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a Parkbrau Pils glass on 5/11/13

Dark brown in color; plum black in the glass. Two finger head deflates in short order leaving a thin film and mass of bubbles. There is some lace, but hopefully it improves (it does, but not by much).

The aroma features such fancy as acidic roast, earthy chocolate detritus and watery vanilla. The taste is a little better than the aroma but both the flavors and the feel are puffy, hollow and vapid. The vanilla is really out of place and the roast is pathetically weak - it's basically a tangy bitterness. The chocolate becomes a little more plush but not not enough to save the beer; no, if anything it adds unneeded sweetness. The carbonation is such that it would be spot-on with an excellent beer but all it does here is portray the shortcomings of Oompa Loompa.

Photo of rangerred
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap in a pint glass.

Pours a nearly opaque black with a one finger dark tan head. Average lacing and head retention.

Aroma of roasted malt and vanilla with a little hint of chocolate. Some toast and yeast is present in the background.

The flavor expands on the same characteristics found in the aroma. Lots of chocolate with vanilla and moderately roasted malt. There is a sweetness throughout that can get to be a little much at times. Moderate bitterness.

Overall, a nicely done stout with some nice chocolate and roast qualities. I wasn't blown away however, and I feel there are much better stouts out there.

Photo of sommersb
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 04-29-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Snifter
Purchased: Received in a trade

Appearance has about a finger's worth of tan head sitting on the black and opaque beer. Head retention is fair with very nice fingers of lace.

The smells are of roasted malts, unsweetened chocolate, some woodiness, and a light hint of vanilla.

The taste follows the nose with coffee-like dark roast and semi-sweet dark chocolates. Based on the label description this is not as sweet or rich as I'd expected.

The feel is full in body, with a bittersweet finish with flavors of dark chocolate and roasted grains.

Overall this beer doesn't seem to match what the label describes, as the vanilla and chocolate seem fairly tame, but it was still an enjoyable stout.

Thanks to HopFace for this extra!

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Oompa Loompa Chocolate Cream Stout from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
84 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.