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

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Reviews: 55
Hads: 297
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 33
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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Reviews: 55 | Hads: 297
Photo of msquared36
1.67/5  rDev -54.6%
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. (442 characters)

Photo of Ryan011235
1.99/5  rDev -45.9%
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. (815 characters)

Photo of beercanman
2.63/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

I wanted to love this beer. I ran out and got some when they had it in the brewpub. The taste is minimal, slight chocolate with maybe a pinch of vanilla. What really disappointed me was the mouth feel. Very, very thin. Imo I think they should of started with an imperial stout for this beer. Drinkable but I won't seek it out again. Hippy sippy from these guys is fantastic, I think that's what I was thinking when I got it. To each his own. Cheers! (449 characters)

Photo of BB1313
2.94/5  rDev -20.1%
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. (1,084 characters)

Photo of AwYeh
3.17/5  rDev -13.9%
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. (1,065 characters)

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.24/5  rDev -12%
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. (566 characters)

Photo of Omnium
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle > pint glass

A - Pours deep dark black brown, very minimal head.
S - Roasted coffee beans, toffee, caramel, chocolate, sweet bready malt
T - More like a normal stout, with a hint of chocolate. I really get next to nothing from the word "cream" attached to the name. Bitter bread, yeasty malt, coffee, a little vanilla, and you gather the chocolate mid-way through. Not very smooth.
M - Suprisingly thin, nothing good really lingers through on your tongue.
O - I had high hopes for this beer, and its rather a letdown. I was expecting a chocolate bomb, but smooth silky texture, and it has neither. Its a thin standard stout with hints of chocolate and typical other stout flavors.
I really dont gather anything from the "cream" part of this beer either. This seems to have had potential, but got lost somewhere in a sea of mediocrity. (851 characters)

Photo of rodlavers
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap, in a pint glass.

This looks particularly tasty based upon the dark chocolatey brown coloring as the sheer caking of lacing. The tan head of a finger fades pretty quickly to a thin layer. The lacing on this is super thick.

Smell is subdued. Dark chocolate and malt dominate.

Taste is similar but more forward. Dark chocolate, malt, slight notes of coffee and vanilla.

Feel is chalky with medium carbonation. It's a bit thick but it's consistency is not smooth.

Overall this is just ok. No single feature other than appearance separates Oompa Loompa from others in the style. It does better as it warms up, as chocolate flavors become more prominent; it was probably served too cold. Cheers. (710 characters)

Photo of CaptCleveland
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, no dating, poured into snifter. Looking forward to this one: label notes dark chocolate and vanilla beans.

Huge amount of foam even with gentle pour. Dark brown elixir, two finger rock steady head, copious lacing.

Very mild aromas of chocolate, caramel, toasted malt. Faint vanilla.

Smell don't lie: flavors muted. Some chocolate and malt.

Thin, medium body. Where's the dark chocolate?

Oh well. (414 characters)

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
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... (390 characters)

Photo of FlakyBiscuit
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Was lucky enough to be in the store when this new release arrived and quickly purchased a 6 pack. Just reading the description of this beer, made my mouth water. Sounded like a great dessert beer. When I got home, I poured this into a snifter. The pour showed a thinner body than expected with the color being somewhere between coca cola and black. A small amount of off-white head forming on top. The smell of vanilla and dark cocoa was nice but subdued. The flavor of this stout was very nice but mild. I definitely got the bittersweet chocolate up front finishing with nice vanilla notes. The beer finished relatively clean. The mouthfeel however, was much thinner then I expected.

Overall, in my opinion, this beer is good and worth a try. It does not have the depth of chocolate that a Youngs, Sam Smith or Rogue have. It would pair well with desserts and would be a nice beer to introduce to non-craft beer drinkers. Perhaps the delicious write up set expectations too high. (981 characters)

Photo of Vonerichs
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
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. (655 characters)

Photo of sleuthdog
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
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. (515 characters)

Photo of wvsabbath
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark black/brown with a nice 2 inch creamy, foamy head and lots of lacing.

Smell - Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, lactose sugars, brown sugar, molasses. vanilla, fig and rasin. A little smoke and creamy note also.

Taste - Roasty malts, chocolate and cream are noticed at first sip. FLaovr is rather mild and light. Added sugars, cocoa and some creamy notes come out also. Not much hops is noticed, only minor flavors of rasin and plum. A little smokey and coffee flavor comes at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Rather mild, roasted malts, chocolate and molasses coats tounge, and palate. Aftertaste is mildy sweet, chocolate sweet and roasty.

Overall - Well this is rather tame and mild. The flavor is to mellow and forgetable really. Bells cream stout is 10x more flavorful and enjoyble. This is like a light version, how was this released? Its not bad but nothing special and nothing id seek out again. (939 characters)

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
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. (1,068 characters)

Photo of Brenden
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
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. (1,159 characters)

Photo of lundqu23
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
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. (304 characters)

Photo of Honus1
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
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. (435 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
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 (607 characters)

Photo of sommersb
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
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! (837 characters)

Photo of JohnnyMc
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

New Fat Head's!!

Pours out black with about 2 fingers of an off-white head.

The aroma is dominated by bittersweet dark chocolate, some roasty notes, a hint of caramel and a touch of vanilla.

The flavor is also pretty chocolate forward with notes of dark and milk chocolate. There are some nice roasty notes followed by toffee/caramel and some vanilla as well. It's very well balanced between being sweet and bitter so it's easy to drink.

The body is on the lighter side for a Stout and the mouthfeel is decently smooth and creamy.

It's a solid beer, but it's missing a little to be considered great. First, the vanilla should be more prominent, second this would benefit from either an oak-aged version or a nitro version a.k.a. Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro.

Worth checking out and very tasty, but not amazing. (818 characters)

Photo of toppoop
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
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. (313 characters)

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
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. (386 characters)

Photo of nukem5
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a rich coffee like back and rich with a nice tan head about 1/2 inch thick,sadly it dissapates rapidly.but clings to side of glass awesomely.

S: Aroma is of dark chocolate and sweet vanilla.

T: Taste is an awesome combo of semi sweet dark chocolate and rich malt base.warm and toasted with a touch of caramel its everything it claims to be on the bottle.Had mine with some smoked gouda and crackers...yummmm.

M: Rich warm and full bodied to medium bodied.Tiny bubbles arise to the top to replenish the foamy head .

O: Overall a great beer with a lot of charachter and worth looking for to try or just sit back and enjoy on a cold night. (649 characters)

Photo of glass_house
3.79/5  rDev +3%
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. (864 characters)

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Oompa Loompa Chocolate Cream Stout from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
83 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.