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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

Dominion Oak Barrel StoutDominion Oak Barrel Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,116 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1116
Reviews: 647
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%


Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We use smoked and peated malts to create an intricate malt foundation. Our method of dry hopping with vanilla beans and oak chips pushes the depth of this stout’s flavor spectrum even further.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2001)
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Reviews by DougT:
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DougT

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jet with a full, thick, creamy light brown head. foam clings tot he glass as it dissipates. Leaves a nice layer of bubbles all the way to the bottom.

Smells of vanilla, plumbs, coffee and a bit of yeast.

Could be clouded by having an Expedition Stout, but this seems subtle. Some coffee, bit of chocolate. I get the oak. Not much hops, I don't like too much hops.

Creamy, medium body, very drinkable. Thicker than say an Irish Red, but not as thick as an Imperial or an Expedition. I would say on the light side of a Stout, but that makes it more refreshing.

I like it. I find it more enjoyable than, say, Guinness, but not as rich as Bells Expedition or North Coast Old Rasputin. But by not as rich I imply not as strong. Those are sippers.

This would be a good beer for a harvest party sitting on a hay-bail near a warm fire remembering the glory days and trash talking how Da Bears will cream whoever it is this weekend...

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 04:40:26 | More by DougT
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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California

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this as an extra in a trade. I'm not much of a stout drinker, but this one was tasty. Super smooth and easy to drink. There is a wonderful oakiness which I know was intended and just a slight hint of vanilla over the roasted malt body. I am impressed...this beer may have just opened a new door for me.

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3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found in Whole Foods sampler. $12.99 for 12.

A: Decent pour, could use more lasting head and more lacing.

S: Roasty malts, oak, vanilla, and chocolate. Plenty of smokey oak.

T: Follows the smell. Starts with creamy roasted malts, chocolate, a little cocoa powder, then smoked flavors, roasted barley, charred oak. It's soft and creamy. Nice balance of bitter, smoke, vanilla, and sweet. Warming. Great night cap.

M: Creamy and smooth, medium body with modest carbonation.

F: Densely packed flavor as in a RIS, without the ABV. Perfect everyday, slightly sweet stout, with good balancing hops, bitter, and smokey finish. Must try.

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Appearence is decent. Smell is lacking. It kills me that they can claim "oak barrel stout" when it is just aged on oak chips - not in actual barrels. Taste follows the nose - almost like a weak stout with a hint of vanilla. This seems way overrated.

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Virginia

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12oz. pint on tap at Pinocchio's in Media, PA.

A: Opaque black with a two-finger creamy tan head. Absolutely no light shining through, even when held up to direct sunlight. Head retention is superb, with some decent khaki lacing left down the glass.

S: Coffee, caramel, hints of vanilla, oak, and bourbon-like booze.

T: Lots of roasted malts upfront provided some smokiness and sweetness; vanilla and caramel with some underlying roasted coffee bitterness and some boozy bourbon. Lots of roasted flavors in the finish. Bourbon character comes through a lot as the beer warms.

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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
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