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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,217 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,217
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 62
Gots: 66 | 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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merlin48

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

A very nice brew for my first review of the year. Found a sixpack of this at Jungle Jim's International Market in Cincinnati. The Virginia border is just two miles from my house, and it's distressing that I can't find Old Dominion's excellent brews without driving at least three hours. This one pours a deep brown and opaque body, with two fingers of tightknit, tan head. Dramatic sheet and patch lacing is left behind. Excellent looking stout.
Aroma has vanilla, milk chocolate, mild coffee, and notes of oak wood.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, with a medium body and just enough carbonation to mingle the complexity of flavors.
Taste is much like the aroma, with creamy vanilla and chocolate. Some toasted walnuts are noted, and there are coffee notes but little bitterness. I don't pick up any notes of bourbon, and there are only some mild notes of dark fruits such as figs and raisins. Still, this is one of the tastiest American stouts I've sampled. Insanely drinkable at 5.2%. Highly recommended.

01-01-2005 18:36:33 | More by merlin48
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-24-2012 22:51:52 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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syntheticwings

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-11-2012 14:14:43 | More by syntheticwings
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dgallina

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Pours black with a significant creamy tan head and noticeably strong carbonation. Quickly subsides into smooth film and good lace. Smells of roasted coffee, woody oak, and vanilla. Good aroma but a little faint. Tastes of roasted coffee base malts, overlaid with strong and slightly smokey wood, oak-like tones and *tons* of vanilla. Flavor is toasty, subtle, exquisite! Body is chewy, ever-so-creamy, very nicely carbonated.

My sample was super-fresh and delicious. A *very* nice and unique stout style that would become a favorite session beer for me if it were distributed here.

12-23-2004 16:43:15 | More by dgallina
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zillo043068

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-24-2012 16:29:29 | More by zillo043068
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csoult

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

07-31-2014 18:14:28 | More by csoult
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mobrockman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-08-2013 23:43:53 | More by mobrockman
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tommy5

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

09-18-2013 21:26:15 | More by tommy5
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Drew88

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-09-2014 16:52:23 | More by Drew88
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-29-2014 23:44:18 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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ByrdBrain

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

10-14-2012 15:45:05 | More by ByrdBrain
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-22-2014 17:00:16 | More by Dougwillhike
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The_Revisionist

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-13-2013 09:49:55 | More by The_Revisionist
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-19-2014 16:24:50 | More by JamieDuncan
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bobtopich

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

10-03-2012 14:45:54 | More by bobtopich
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Dark brown to black with a nice creamy brown head with a lasting ring and spotty lace. Complex cocoa, vanilla, and oak aromas and flovors. Cocoa is big on the nose with a bit more vanilla in the flavor . Medium-full bodied with a smooth roasty and vanilla finish.

I prefer the bottled version better. The draft version at the OD Brewpub has too much bourbon character.

Per Label: "7 different malts and 2 hops. Dry hopped with fresh vanilla beans and toasted oak"

Bottled: 04/08/04
Tasted: 10/28/04

10-29-2004 20:22:47 | More by RBorsato
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rmorris17

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

04-25-2013 00:23:53 | More by rmorris17
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-14-2012 15:36:54 | More by bigeyedfish89
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ppilny

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-08-2014 00:28:20 | More by ppilny
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

11-28-2011 20:19:22 | More by brandoman63
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SDoc

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

04-02-2014 00:46:29 | More by SDoc
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TennesseeTim


4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-29-2012 17:49:34 | More by TennesseeTim
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

08-22-2013 04:25:12 | More by csfcmitchell
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-10-2012 19:02:41 | More by brez8791
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wingnutz27

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-25-2014 13:55:56 | More by wingnutz27
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,217 ratings.