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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,168 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,168
Reviews: 652
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 56
Gots: 56 | FT: 3
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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Nugganooch

California

3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice little hookup from mdfb79 - Cheers for the trade!
Bottle dated 02/08/11 and poured into a Goblet.
Tasted on 05/09/11.

A: Pours a deep lustrous black pearl color that lightens to a reddish-brown when thinned and lightstruck. Small peanut butter tan colored cap fizzled out rather quickly. Cascading lace.

S: Smells of earthy oak woods and strong vanilla that give off a bourbon like aroma as they intertwine. Roasty malts akin to burnt sugars and slight alcohol present.

T: Lots of oak and vanilla that mimic a smooth bourbon if you will. Nice earthy woods bitterness. Burnt roasty malts. And a sort of tart berry finish that dries it out a bit. Not offensively sour but noticeable. Not sure if that is intentional? Slightly warming.

M: Creamy smooth texture that gets a little astringent on the swallow.

D: A nice slow sipper that comes off incredibly light in body actually. Great by the fire type of beer. Improves as it sits too.
Heavy oak and vanilla going on if bourbon is not your thing you may want to avoid.

A pretty nice stout overall but a little heavy on the Vanilla which masks the rich malts utilized here. Nice bitterness though. I brewed a Vanilla Bourbon Porter using a tincture in the dry hop that tasted quite similar.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 21:26:31 | More by Nugganooch
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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,168 ratings.