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

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Oompa Loompa Chocolate Cream StoutOompa Loompa Chocolate Cream Stout

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297 Ratings
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.48%
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: 297 | Reviews: 55
Reviews by McNealc31:
Photo of McNealc31
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The label is classic Fathead's dude as an Oompa Loompa, the beer sounds sickeningly sweet thank the beer gods and Matt Cole that's not the case here. Pours a deep dark almost black with ruby cola tinted highlights with a dark cocoa bean tan head leaving light speckled bands of lacing around the sides of my glass. Aroma has sweet vinous undertones rounded out with dark chocolate roasts and hints of vanilla bean and a smidge of lactose creaminess rolling in the backend. Flavor has a balanced sweetness with dark chocolate cacao style roasted malts, a dry finish not overtly creamy or sweet compared to other milk (cream) stouts around. Dark Belgianesque chocolate hits with a nutty dark roasted coffee flavor with layered hints of vanilla bean additions peaking through. Mouthfeel has some warming alcohol shows up a bit, which is surprising considering it's only 6.5% abv, lingering bitterness from dark chocolate and herbal hops breaking through just barely. Medium to full bodied with flowing carbonation levels, goes down extremely smooth and easy. Overall a nice change of pace from the regular Fathead's lineup, roasted dark chocolate bitterness intermingles with hints of vanilla bean again thank the beer gods and Matt Cole for having the foresight not to make this a lactose bomb, in fact it's very much balanced and approachable. My cigar pairing for this beer came from Nicaragua Don Pepin Garcia's My Father cigars blended by Pete Johnson of Tatuaje for Janny Garcia: La Duena #2 Belicoso it paired well with the spicy Nicaraguan tobacco and dark tannins of the rich cigar which brought leather, spice, pepper, and black walnuts to the party.

Photo of Brenden
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
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 secondtooth
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black with ruby highlights. Thick (fat?) head of tan foam. Gorgeous lace.

Nose is roasty chocolate and some vanilla bean in the background. Very appealing.

Flavor is rich and chocolatey, with large amounts of bittersweet dark chocolate and a slight burnt finish. A fine stout, and one I'll gladly revisit.

Photo of RickS95
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
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 Snooprobirob
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
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 glass_house
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
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 ChrisL24481
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
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 Vonerichs
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This bottle was an absolute gusher. It had been refrigerated for a couple weeks and poured slowly, so agitation was not an issue. It took about 5 minutes to be able to pour the entire 12oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip glass. Once the head subsided, it was fluffy and persistent. Dark brown body.

Smells of root beer, cocoa, and slightly vegetal.

Not much going on in the flavor aside from the root beer and a faint hint of cocoa.

Mouthfeel is very thin for the style and overcarbonated. It's prickly to the point of being annoying.

I wasn't very impressed with this stout. Scents and flavors are muted and it's too thin with too much carbonation.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.19/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, cream/lactose, and a light minerally aroma. It tastes mostly just like the aroma is, like dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and some minerals. For some reason this brew really reminds me of drinking an oyster stout. And since I like those, it's a good thing in this case. But even then I have no idea why I'm picking that flavor up in this brew. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and has a good amount of carbonation. I think it's a good brew, I know I won't have any problems finishing this 6-pack! $10.99 a sixer.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a nice black, solid, with a 2 finger of dark tan head. Th aroma isn't too pungent, but there's some soft chocolate and vanilla notes, with roast and a light fruit note. Taste shines so much more with a rich dark chocolate, earthy vanilla, roast, light coffee, and sweet nuttiness. Mouthfeel is a bit prickly with a somewhat elevated carbonation level and a upper medium body. A little up in down, but the high points are high and its enjoyable in the end.

Photo of smakawhat
4.39/5  rDev +18%
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 BrewUSA
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Immortale25
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
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 deadonhisfeet
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Founders snifter. The pour is dark, not quite black, with mahogany highlights and sports a nice big rocky tan head that quickly dissipates and leaves a nice lacing behind. I get some roasty aromas and a faint hint of vanilla on the nose. It's not the sweet, creamy vanilla note I was hoping for. It's more of a grassy, flowery kind of vanilla.

Medium body and a thinner feel than I was hoping for. A moderate malty sweetness up front tempered by some roasty bitterness and some vanilla notes. I don't get any chocolate. This beer gets much, much better as it warms, both in flavor and feel. The roastiness never dominates and is well-tempered by the vanilla sweetness.

To be fair, this is not an ``imperial'' stout. It's a solid, easy-drinking stout beer, but it probably doesn't have enough flavor to appeal to BAs looking for a massive, intense beer-drinking experience. If you're looking for a big beer with a luscious feel and tons of flavor, look elsewhere. That said, there's not enough here to merit a second purchase of this beer.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle courtesy of mgbickel pours an overcarbed dark brown color with a massive and unyielding froth of tan bubbles.

Nose is dark chocolate galore with a mild grassy hop aroma. This really does smell like a freshly opened bar of Hershey's Dark.

Lactose-y sourness mingles with a weak chocolate malt and has a bit of nuttiness. Mouthfeel blows goats - overcarbonated and flabby body. Not a huge fan of this one...I like the idea and the aroma, but the flavor does not deliver sweet, creamy chocolaty goodness. Bummer, I was really looking forward to this one.

Photo of brewtus
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours dark brown with a thick creamy head that lingers
S- dark chocolate, marshmallow, some vanilla
T/M- creamy chocolate, cinnamon undertones, slight smokiness, some vanilla, lactose, milky smooth texture
O- I think I expected too much from this. The texture is pretty great but for a beer themed around chocolate, I could have gone for more. The flavors are all good but they're pretty subtle. It's pleasantly easy drinking, great tasting stout that leaves a nice chocolate aftertaste. Well done

Photo of DrDemento456
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Snagged a bottle of this for around 3 bucks.

A - Defiantly not as much head as I expected just a 1/4 inch of deep mocha head that settles to just a muld lace ring. Color is fairly dark with some clarity at the base of the glass.
S - Smell is rather mild with lactose, cocoa powder, and mild roasts.
T - Very balanced actually the flavors of burnt sugars are minimal with some underlining cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, and a bit of herbal hops with a touch of roast in the finish.
M - Worst part it's not very creamy as one would expect for a cream stout but it's still drinks with a medium body so it's a pretty nice stout.

Overall I think I would pick up a four pack since this drank very well. I am surprised at the reviews but if it truly was a sweeter stout people would complain too. I got what I expected.

Photo of BB1313
2.94/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours pitch black with just a little light getting through. Nice fluffy kakhi head that sticks around and leaves nice lacing. The aromas are pretty underwhelming. I can't pick up on much chocolate or vanilla. The aromas are pretty underwhelming. Lots of malts and it has grainy/mineral/metallic like aromas. It tastes much better than it smells. The dark chocolate notes come through in the flavors. It gives it a solid bitterness. There's a mild hop kick. There's a touch of black coffee in the mix as well. The vanilla practically goes unnoticed. Ehh. There's some caramel notes that linger giving it a subtle milky sweetness. Mouthfeel is pretty nice. It's medium-bodied, fluffy, creamy, moderate carbonation making it pretty smooth. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

I'm personally not feeling this one too much. Fat Heads brews some stellar beers, so maybe I had unfair expectations. This is average to me and they brew alot of insanely awesome dark beers. I don't think this one is going to grow on me either, but I am going to revisit to double check.

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
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 neenerzig
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into one of my pint glasses out of a 12 oz bottle, this beer pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a nice very fluffy tan head that is well over an inch thick when first poured. After a few sips the head eventually settles to a nice thick tan ring lining the inside of the glass along with generous swirls of foam on the beer's surface and nice lacing on the inside of the glass. Aromas of roasted chocolate malt, vanilla, a hint of coffee, and is rounded out with a hint of roasted nuts. The taste pretty much follows suit, a nice roasted chocolate malt sweetness upfront that gives way to vanilla and coffee and a bit of roasted nut to round things out. Very nice mix of flavors that really come out and gel with each other very nicely as the beer sits and warms up a bit. Has a crisp, frothy, creamy, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Coats the inside of the mouth quite nicely, but I wish the body was a bit thicker. All around a very tasty beer.

Eric

Photo of Justin_Neff
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a Boulevard Smokestack glass.

A: Pours a very, dark brown - almost resembling the look of coffee. A big, light and frothy, tan-colored head rushes up quickly. Leaves a great lacing and settles into a thick frothy cappuccino-like cover.

S: Strong vanilla aroma. A little chocolate, but subtly hidden behind the sweetness of the malts and vanilla. Hints of mocha java. Some nuttiness.

T: Very sweet, but not strong chocolate character. Hints of cocoa, but more vanilla bean than anything. Roasted java. Caramel that comes off a little like a werther's butterscotch candy.

M: Medium body. Thinner than anticipated. Moderately high carbonation for the style. Very smooth and drinkable though.

O: Overall, not a bad beer. Disappointed a little by the body, but it's certainly drinkable. I could probably throw the whole six pack down in one sitting without a problem. The vanilla beans shined through more than anything. I would've liked more chocolate taste, but I'd buy again, now that I know what to expect.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
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 Ryan011235
1.99/5  rDev -46.5%
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 toppoop
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Oompa Loompa Chocolate Cream Stout from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
84 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.