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Oompa Loompa Chocolate Cream Stout - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

Oompa Loompa Chocolate Cream StoutOompa Loompa Chocolate Cream Stout

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237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.46%


Brewed by:
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 02-24-2013)
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Hendry

Vermont

4.44/5  rDev +19%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 05:40:26 | More by Hendry
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McNealc31

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 01:19:20 | More by McNealc31
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 18:01:06 | More by Tucquan
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 00:39:13 | More by ChrisL24481
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glass_house

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 15:11:59 | More by glass_house
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.4/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 01:03:01 | More by smakawhat
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 23:53:19 | More by brentk56
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patpbr

Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 03:25:13 | More by patpbr
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Snooprobirob

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 01:41:31 | More by Snooprobirob
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BrewUSA

Ohio

4.51/5  rDev +20.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 22:12:53 | More by BrewUSA
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 05:48:29 | More by BEERchitect
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sleuthdog

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 00:42:17 | More by sleuthdog
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RickS95

Indiana

4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 03:11:09 | More by RickS95
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AwYeh

Ohio

3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 05:52:29 | More by AwYeh
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.29/5  rDev -11.8%
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...

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 21:23:22 | More by CFHMagnet
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Honus1

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 23:13:55 | More by Honus1
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 01:35:52 | More by Immortale25
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2/5  rDev -46.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 22:33:26 | More by Ryan011235
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 04:12:51 | More by sommersb
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4.18/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 02:19:14 | More by WVbeergeek
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 21:01:42 | More by twiggamortis420
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 02:17:13 | More by Vonerichs
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours almost opaque dark brown color with a nice 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light coffee, vanilla, toast, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of roasted notes and vanilla. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, vanilla, light coffee, herbal, toast, and light roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, light coffee, and roasted earthines on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance of roasted flavor with cocoa and vanilla; with moderate sweetness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice milk stout. Good robustness and balance of flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 04:00:44 | More by superspak
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cosmicevan

New York

4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

thanks to nhindian for the sweet extra. enjoyed from a sam adams snifter.

a - brew was a bit of a gusher and opened with a huge pop and began foaming from the bottle. it poured a watery black with a mega foamy head. settled in the glass black as night and the head hung out forever consuming at least 30% of the glass even with a careful pour.

s - smells of roast and char. some baker's chocolate and vanilla.

t - taste is really nice. baker's chocolate with vanilla almost milk stout. very yoo hoo.

m - soft and subtle, carbonation is soft prickles. really easy drinking.

o - overall a rather nice stout. milky and creamy. silky and smooth. a delight.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 03:38:11 | More by cosmicevan
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 02:41:03 | More by DrDemento456
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