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

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Oompa Loompa Chocolate Cream StoutOompa Loompa Chocolate Cream Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States
fatheadscleveland.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Stinkypuss on 02-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
303
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
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32
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32
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Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
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

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of imbibehour
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.

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3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

Fat Heads Brewery and Saloon
Oompa Loompa Chocolate Cream Stout

Pours a very dark, oily black color. Oompa Loompa leaves some scattered lacing from a chocolatey looking off white foam.

In the aroma, smoke, dark chocolate and a bit floral. Smells pretty inviting like a good stout should.

The chocolatey nose gives way to a charcoal like, burnt toast flavor. Dark chocolates emerge in the aftertaste, as well as a small alcohol heat. Low to moderate hop bitterness and flavor, but this beer is far from cloying, or really, being all that sweet.

Full bodied, smooth, with a high level of carbonation. Leaves behind a little bit of dark chocolate on the palate.

OVERALL: A pretty good stout, but not my favorite Fat Heads has done. I was hoping for a bit more chocolate or vanilla flavor given the name. Still, a well made beverage and I would certainly drink this again.

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

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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