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

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Reviews: 55
Hads: 297
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 5.71%
Wants: 33
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
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Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

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Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 02-24-2013

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Reviews: 55 | Hads: 297
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
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. (1,657 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 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 superspak
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
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. (1,085 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
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. (657 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
3.9/5  rDev +6%
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. (815 characters)

Photo of wyatt13
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Received this one in a trade from Stinger80OH. Thanks Andrew! Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Cigar City snifter.

A - Pours a dark brown, not fully opaque. Puffs up with a nice two-finger cap of khaki colored head that I wasn't expecting. Definitely some good carbonation in this one.

S - A surprising amount of hop bitterness, with some bitter chocolate and lactic sweetness in there as well. Some sort of a nutmeg or clove note? Vanilla if I really use my imagination.

T - Starts with a deep, roasted note. Some smoke or char, a little tobacco, toasted nuts. Light-roasted coffee and subtle chocolate bitterness duel it out. Ends with a lingering hop bitterness.

M - Relatively thin, but with a pleasant creaminess. Definitely a larger amount of carbonation than I was expecting from the style.

O - Not what I was expecting when I read "chocolate cream stout," as I don't feel that it is overwhelmed with chocolate and, except for the mouthfeel, I don't notice much of a creamy presence. However, I still enjoyed this beer, and how can you not enjoy the label art? (1,075 characters)

Photo of Justin_Neff
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
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. (1,038 characters)

Photo of schoolboy
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I hate getting the oompa loompa song in my head. That's the worst thing about this nice little brew. The brew hits the glass black and lacey. Very nice looking.

The aroma is faint but pleasant. The taste is similarly under the radar. It is very drinkable. The aftertaste is a bit better. The complexity is nice and you could have a few of these and it is reasonably priced. (375 characters)

Photo of hosehead83
4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a "stubby" 12oz. bottle into a nonic pint glass.
Dark brown/black with ruby highlights capped by a thick tan head of foam.
Aroma-Faint roasted malts
Taste-Dark chocolate, subtle vanilla bean, dark roasted malts, faint hop bite. Creamy, roasty, tasty and well-balanced. An easy-drinking stout that would be an excellent match for any BBQ dish. (354 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 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 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 neenerzig
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
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 (1,000 characters)

Photo of EgadBananas
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
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. (461 characters)

Photo of secondtooth
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
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. (320 characters)

Photo of Florida9
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Very dark brown. Mostly opaque, so appears black in the glass. Forms a modest, light tan colored head, that reduces to a patchy surface coating. Leaves some moderate lacing on the way down.

S: Not overly aromatic and what is there isn't all that great: cola, acidic coffee, and cocoa.

T: Ah, the taste is much better. Moderately sweet with a nice lusciousness. Chocolate, cola, and vanilla along with some roasted malts and a touch of coffee. Vanilla sweetness on the back end.

M: Again, a very respectable mouthfeel for a stout. Full bodied and voluptuous with a pleasant roundness in the mouth. Moderate sweetness. Slight cocoa chalkiness. Mild bitterness.

O: A nice beer. Aroma doesn't do it justice, and while the flavors are quite nice, the mouthfeel on this beer really help its finer qualities display themselves. (831 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
4.19/5  rDev +13.9%
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. (759 characters)

Photo of stercomm
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into my trusty Left Hand Brewing big Tulip glass. My expectations are high as the lads from Fat Head have yet to disappoint.

A - Very dark black coffee coloring, with a very rich tan head that recedes and leaves a slight lacing and a thin layer on top

S - As expected, gobs of chocolate, slight hint of vanilla and a wiff of cinnamon,

T - Strong semi-sweet chocolate on the front end, some nice toasty malts and a smooth vanilla finish.

M - Creamy, medium bodied and medium carbonation.

O - This is a very drinkable beer more subdued than I expected but very tasty, the lads did not disappoint. (620 characters)

Photo of thecheapies
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cute label. Solid black color with about 3/4" of tan head. The foam laces a little bit.

Dark chocolate and berries and plum in the nose. Soft maltiness with a hearty roast. Yeast smells like this stout has a Belgian flair with that fruitiness. Not picking much, if any, vanilla.

No lactose present, rather mostly berried and chocolaty in flavor. Vanilla appears in the background and grows in the finish. Bitterness is a little bigger than I was expecting, but it keeps the drinkability high and worrying about too much sweetness forgettable. The roast is more showy, too. Good flavors, not overdone.

Full and creamy, but the aggressor is a vibrant carbonation that scuffs across the tongue. Hardly a trace of booze. Well-balanced.

Delicious simple stout. Would totally recommend this to many. It's quiet for the label description, but it's a complete beer for flavor, feel, and aroma. (889 characters)

Photo of brewtus
4/5  rDev +8.7%
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 (499 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 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 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 RblWthACoz
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decently roasty nose. Flavor profile starts off quite promising, but leads to a sweet kind of thing that's really off-putting at first, but becomes less so as time goes on. Smooth feel. Overall, quite easy to drink. A bit sweeter than I would like, but it still works. (268 characters)

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