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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,184 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,184
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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hungryghost

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours the deepest of dark mahogany, small brown head, little to no lacing.
Smell is sweet of vanilla, roasted caramel and a slight hint of coffee.
Very well balanced beer for the amount of flavors. Velvety smooth going across the taste buds. Feel the vanilla, roasted caramel and slightly sweet malt, all the flavors are smooth, nothing is overpowering. Nice. Something different in the finish, not smoke, dare I say woody/oakey?
It is a little thinner than I generally like a stout to be but the flavor makes up for it.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2005 03:15:14 | More by hungryghost
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brdc

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks wasatch for this one; small capped bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled September 2007.

It is a very dark brew, although reddish brown highlights are seen around the edges. The voluminous head is coffee and milk colored, dissipating a bit too quickly.
Aroma is mostly roasted malts, with hints of oak and vanilla, but not very noticeable.
Medium bodied, shows the same tastes, although here the vanilla comes (slightly) more to the front.
An interesting stout, worthwhile.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2008 00:43:17 | More by brdc
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BeerInspector

Delaware

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-18-2013 02:27:15 | More by BeerInspector
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matt062286

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-10-2012 14:46:24 | More by matt062286
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-10-2012 00:55:03 | More by jrohrbacher
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-17-2012 00:55:52 | More by Gregwa
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-10-2014 23:28:00 | More by wvbrewcrew
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PjDaley13

Delaware

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-29-2014 17:40:52 | More by PjDaley13
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harpus

Alabama

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-26-2014 04:01:40 | More by harpus
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delta490

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-06-2013 16:40:24 | More by delta490
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Health


4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-20-2012 21:38:40 | More by Health
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-25-2011 03:02:32 | More by Exiled
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MrSomeone

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-03-2013 21:09:02 | More by MrSomeone
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pathead

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-05-2014 21:07:35 | More by pathead
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Hermthegerm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-13-2013 23:21:38 | More by Hermthegerm
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-15-2011 06:14:38 | More by ithinkimasofa
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-15-2011 00:56:32 | More by Lawnboy33
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PhilDaBrewer

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This one pours dark, dark, brown with shallow, frothy head that isn't going anywhere. Aroma is vanilla and roasted chocolate - taste to match. Smooth, thick mouth-feel. Overall, a very enjoyable beer that I would seek out again. Don't hesitate to give this one a try.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2013 22:57:25 | More by PhilDaBrewer
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-30-2014 13:44:05 | More by TriageStat
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nrombes

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-01-2013 04:31:09 | More by nrombes
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rokoch27

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful roasted, burnt aroma and black as night with slight browning around the edges when held up to light. Glides down your throat like soft silk, temping you with flavors of vanilla oak and dark malt. This beer is sweet like dark chocolate and complex enough to sit and savor, but not overly so. Good stuff Old Dominion!

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2006 17:58:35 | More by rokoch27
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Beer4Mike

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-12-2012 16:39:45 | More by Beer4Mike
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours obsidian, nice light brown head, decent lacing.

Smell is ripe fruit; cherries, raisin. Then the vanilla, a light espresso and hints of cocoa.

Taste is rich and colorful, nice amount of chocolate mixed with vanilla.

Mouthfeel is lighter than expected, as I wasn't aware of the 5.2 abv. Very solid for the alcohol content. There is an element of toned down wateriness, however this beer handles it well. Unusual dry and refreshing finish. Sticky guinness-like mouthfeel.

Drinkability is excellent given the alcohol. A standout brew, quite frankly I wish they distributed here.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2010 02:32:35 | More by ptykozoon
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-03-2012 01:04:29 | More by AndrewMichael
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,184 ratings.