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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,183 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,183
Reviews: 654
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 59
Gots: 58 | 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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mjw2808

Maryland

3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a black with a pretty big tan head that leaves pretty good lacing. The nose is of roasted malt, sweet vanilla, and coffee. The taste is strong of vanilla, with a healthy dose of coffee and some roasted malt. Its a little to sweet for me, and not one of the best stouts ive had, but an alright beer and definitely worth trying. Nice creamy mouthfeel but not extremely drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-05-2010 04:56:18 | More by mjw2808
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle served in a snifter. Bottled on 05/12/14.

Appearance: Completely black with a thin cappuccino-color ring and skin across the top.Islands and strands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Roasted malt and hint of raisins. Maybe a little bit of smoke wood and smoky notes and some chocolate, but they're weak.

Taste: Black coffee, roasted malts, oak with hints of vanilla. Simple but well done. Vanilla blooms in the mouth as the beer warms up; it's a delayed taste.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, but not as thick and creamy as you expect in a stout. A bit on the watery side. Light carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: Overall it's missing some things that I would expect from a stout (smell is mild and the mouthfeel is weak), and yet it's got a quite good flavor profile and appearance. So overall, very good in some aspects and weak in others making it an above average stout in my opinion. Not sure I would want another one in an evening, but I think with food like steak or even dessert a second glass would be welcoming.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 23:25:54 | More by damndirtyape
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grimey68

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-27-2014 23:05:14 | More by grimey68
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JDizzle

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-24-2014 19:25:10 | More by JDizzle
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-23-2014 23:37:11 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-23-2014 15:10:08 | More by Chuffbomb
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Hrodebert

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

07-22-2014 02:45:33 | More by Hrodebert
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-21-2014 14:26:36 | More by John_Beeryman
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barczar

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black with a lingering frothy cappuccino head.

Nutty, toasted malt, coffee grounds, and vanilla form the initial aroma. Roast malt and toasted oak emerge as it warms.

Flavor has a deeply roasted malt backbone throughout, with lightly bitter coffee and notes of char emerging in the finish, accompanied by oak. Hints of dark cherries hit early, adding complexity. Vanilla is fairly subtle, but this has aged a year.

Body is moderate, with modest carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

Fairly complex beer, with a nice tart and char balance. It's not overly roasted, and the toasted oak complements well.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 16:49:44 | More by barczar
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

07-19-2014 05:34:02 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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thestoutmaster

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-18-2014 16:14:59 | More by thestoutmaster
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-18-2014 10:48:29 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-16-2014 13:04:48 | More by Walkerjgt
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BrianFarragher

Delaware

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-15-2014 23:10:02 | More by BrianFarragher
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michael_148

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-15-2014 02:20:09 | More by michael_148
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cooperla1

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-14-2014 15:23:31 | More by cooperla1
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BSUBronco

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-13-2014 00:31:16 | More by BSUBronco
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Johnroby

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-12-2014 00:46:06 | More by Johnroby
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Mattalmond

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +26.9%

07-11-2014 03:37:56 | More by Mattalmond
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Neur0mancer


4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-08-2014 23:39:16 | More by Neur0mancer
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Ezra-Poundit

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-08-2014 04:01:38 | More by Ezra-Poundit
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Chikincoop

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-07-2014 12:35:38 | More by Chikincoop
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sommersb

Tennessee

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
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Sean32

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +26.9%

06-30-2014 14:23:18 | More by Sean32
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PjDaley13

Delaware

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-29-2014 17:40:52 | More by PjDaley13
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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,183 ratings.