Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company
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Reviews by farHillsBrewer:
4.53/5 rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Have enjoyed a couple of these at Growler's Pub in Canton, a new pub opened by John Bates, former bartender at Racers Cafe.
It sits beside Guinness on the nitro tap, and is a special treat worth going donwtown for.
After the cascade of tiny bubbles finishes, you are left with a thick creamy head about an inch think, which is still partially there when the glass is empty. The mouthfeel provided by the nitro charge is as soft as cloud 9. The taste is all malt with pleasing notes of vanilla, oak, and toasty malt. It goes down so easily and the glass is finished before you realize. You are left with a finish of dark malt and some sweetness.
Serving type: nitro-tap
12-02-2004 01:42:10 | More by farHillsBrewer
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3.96/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Tasted On: 07-03-2014
Freshness: Bottled on 03-25-2014
Packaging: 12 oz. bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Single from Let's Pour mailorder
A: Big tan head sits on a black, opaque beer. Shows good head retention and lacing.
A: Smells like roasted malts, oak wood, coffee and lightly of vanilla.
T: Flavors include dark bread, toasted grain, coffee and chocolate. Bitterness is light.
M: Light in body with a moderate carbonation, the finish is semi-dry with notes of chocolate and toasted malts.
O: All in all a very good stout that I'd recommend.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 04:15:18 | More by sommersb
2.91/5 rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
In high hopes for this beer died as soon as I poured it. The head was almost non-existent, had almost no aroma, and tasted very gland in general. Got better as it warmed up, but not at all the beer that it surely would like to be. I didn't detect even the slightest hint of the vanilla beans that were mentioned, and that was possibly the most interesting part of the description.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2014 00:03:54 | More by Geraurd
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
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