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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
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
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
303
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
24.8%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
32
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 55 | Ratings: 303
Photo of Vonerichs
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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Photo of Ryan011235
1.99/5  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.

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Photo of ChrisL24481
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of RickS95
4.07/5  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.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
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

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Photo of rodlavers
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of Hendry
4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
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!

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Photo of sommersb
3.71/5  rDev 0%
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!

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Photo of wyatt13
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
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?

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Photo of brewtus
4/5  rDev +7.8%
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

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Photo of glass_house
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of toppoop
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
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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Photo of BrewUSA
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
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

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Photo of AwYeh
3.17/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

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Photo of nukem5
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of patpbr
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of CFHMagnet
3.34/5  rDev -10%
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...

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Photo of sleuthdog
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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Photo of CaptCleveland
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

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Photo of Honus1
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of McNealc31
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of msquared36
1.67/5  rDev -55%
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.

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Photo of beercanman
2.63/5  rDev -29.1%
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!

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