Friday, March 7, 2014

Fat Head's Oompa Loompa (8/10)

Fat Head's Brewery and Saloon, located in Cleveland, produces Oompa Loompa Chocolate Cream Stout.  The name, of course, is a reference to the characters in the Willy Wonka books and movies. It's a stout brewed with dark chocolate and vanilla beans.

It pours a dark opaque brown.  The head is very thick, as you can see in the photo, and is light brown in color.

The aroma has some chocolate to it.

The flavor starts with a typical stout bitterness, followed by sweetness, vanilla, and just a hint of chocolate.  The chocolate element, despite the name, seems quite subtle. Overall, not a bad beer.

If you're looking for a beer with a more chocolatey flavor, I'd recommend Samuel Smith's Chocolate Stout or Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro.

I purchased this bottle at Weiland's Gourmet Market.  I've also seen it at Whole Foods in Dublin, inside their Beer Cave.

Beer Advocate rates Fat Head's Oompa Loompa an 83, or good.  Rate Beer gives it an 89 overall.

ABV:  6.5%
IBU:  Unknown, but I'd estimate in the 22-27 range
My Rating: 8/10

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