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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,179 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,179
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 57
Gots: 57 | 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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danp14

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-15-2012 16:19:50 | More by danp14
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-09-2013 16:20:03 | More by Damian74Shensky
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-19-2012 02:49:35 | More by cliff1066
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-27-2012 21:36:55 | More by jheezee
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chim52chim

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-19-2012 23:25:39 | More by chim52chim
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-29-2012 00:10:23 | More by Hessian257
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sjones5045

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-05-2013 00:13:26 | More by sjones5045
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broller


4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-01-2012 05:17:46 | More by broller
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-19-2013 08:12:18 | More by ohiobeer29
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DKHNOVA

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-11-2012 04:18:03 | More by DKHNOVA
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-18-2013 13:38:06 | More by Travcofarms
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-05-2014 04:40:35 | More by jsnoek
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-26-2012 20:04:37 | More by dtx00
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UfosBigRigsnBBQ

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-12-2012 15:49:51 | More by UfosBigRigsnBBQ
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ElderBeagle

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-11-2013 15:08:09 | More by ElderBeagle
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-15-2011 00:57:46 | More by Neffbeer
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Fusion7777

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-06-2013 23:55:31 | More by Fusion7777
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-08-2012 01:34:13 | More by mdillon86
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-11-2011 01:15:35 | More by dvanhandel
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mj81

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-06-2014 02:51:38 | More by mj81
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Boilermaker88

California

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

Presented in a 12oz. bottle with a "bottled on" date of 3 May 04 on the back of the label. Poured into an imperial pint glass, this stout exhibited a uniform dark brown color topped by a modest beige head that dwindled down rather quickly to a thin collar.
The nose had a hefty vanilla aroma to it, easily outpacing the oak wood notes and the hint of bourbon. Some mild espresso and roasted dark malt notes also crept into the overall picture. The vanilla didn't translate very well to the taste to me, becoming more a supporting player to the woody flavor and slight booziness of the bourbon. A rich dark malt flavor and lingering bitterness provided a solid backdrop for the other flavors to spring forth from. The feel was medium in body, creamy and quite smooth.
All in all, Dominion Oak Barrel Stout was a pleasant brew that was easily quaffable. Thanks to EyeChartBrew for providing me with the gift.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2004 16:41:54 | More by Boilermaker88
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smakawhat

Maryland

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

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A very large light milk cocoa head of about four fingers is produced that seems quite foamy and uniform. This head just doesn't wanna budge or go anywhere. Kind of pock marked and not totally uniform but looks pretty good.

On the nose is some toasty malt, but also some salty jerky quality. It does smell sort of rauchbier like which seems unusual, but it's quite alright.

Taste is kind of basic but solid. Smoke meat and sausage on the finish really big. Rauchbier feel and wetness. In the mouth though there isn't much taste to this beer and it seems to only bring the flavor out on the finish. Some wet feel for body, and a little quick and dry.

Overall though this is kind of surprising this is not what I expected for this style, I was thinking more of big roast and chocolate/coffee/licorice sort of for this style. But it's basically rauchbier light to me and a good one to boot.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 23:34:58 | More by smakawhat
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thekanna

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Nice tar black color with a very thin tan head even after a turbulent pour.

S: Roasted malts, some smokiness, and faint vanilla beans. Gives off the general aroma of old wooden furniture, or an antique barn, full of age and complexity.

T: Good balance of roasted malts, oak, and espresso. There is some cacao powder-like bitterness to round out the end, with just a hint of phenols reminiscent of good scotch.

M: Medium, almost slightly too thin body. Would have liked more heaviness in the mouthfeel to complement the gravity and complexity of the oaky taste.

D: Nice to sip and admire the woody notes.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2009 01:29:16 | More by thekanna
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Bierguy5

Ohio

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

From the bottle pours a black liquid with ruby highlights. Nice tan foamy head that stays around for a while. Nice lace on the glass at the end. Smells roasty, along with vanilla, and slighlty smoky. Tastes very much like the smell, some roasted flavor, along with coffee, a hint of vanilla, and smoke. Nice hop bitterness. This was full-bodied with appropriate carbonation. Overall, I enjoy the bottle more than the nitro-tap. Some of the subtle flavors are present in the bottle, rather than being masked by the nitro. Very nice stout.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2004 02:34:28 | More by Bierguy5
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-19-2013 04:44:26 | More by Blanco
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,179 ratings.