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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

1,113 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1113
Reviews: 646
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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rotsaruch

Pennsylvania

4.93/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A growler obtained 11/27/02. A big creamy head floating on this beautiful black as the nite without any stars in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean (I remember of nites like that from days in the Navy) brew. The aroma is something that it is hard to describe. It has this fragrance of vanilla and bourbon. The smoothness and balance of this brew is remarkable. There is sweet softness of the malt embracing the palate and the slight presence of hops at the finish. It has to be one of the most distinctive, drinkable stouts that I have ever had.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2002 18:11:50 | More by rotsaruch
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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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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into stone snifter.

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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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
88 out of 100 based on 1,113 ratings.