Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company
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Reviews by motleybrew:
4.88/5 rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
On a tour of the OD brewery, I was lucky enough to encounter this big beer on a nitro tap. it is fabulous. Don't fall for imitations that come out of a bottle, there is nothing like this baby on tap and nitro. It is smooth and creamy like a guiness, but a slight bit more seductive on the tongue, a bit less scorched, and a tang more vanilla. Dark as pitch, I didn't even try to see through...a frothy, but contained head which didn't disappear no matter how long i waited. I couldn't stop drinking it...um, and neither could the 6 odd other people with me -- or the sales guy that brought us on the tour.
Bottles (I've had it) just don't do justice to this beer. i could rate it as one of the all time best darks...It is a reason for not attempting a dark homebrew unless I get myself a nitro tap. it is worth the trip...400+ miles from here.
Serving type: nitro-tap
06-22-2004 05:04:41 | More by motleybrew
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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
88 out of 100 based on 1,165 ratings.