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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,178 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,178
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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bob_d_j

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-19-2013 02:32:15 | More by bob_d_j
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-08-2012 20:57:32 | More by mendvicdog
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DES8888

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-22-2013 19:00:52 | More by DES8888
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DiggerDahl

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-18-2014 21:38:35 | More by DiggerDahl
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GbVDave

Illinois

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an imperial pint. Thanks to alen for this extra from our recent trade!

A: Pours a very dark cola brown/black with only a hint of lightening at the edges. Capping this is a dark khaki colored head that quickly fell off to a creamy skim with some whisps of skim. No lace.

S: Aromas of fresh vanilla bean, roasted malt, cocoa, dark fruit, and new oak.

T: Vanilla and roasted malt lead the way with some supporting help from cocoa, fresh oak, mild citrus, and some caramel and/or toffee and fudge in the finish.

M: Starts sweet and smooth but gradually takes on a drier, bitter edge as the middle progresses to the finish. Finish is pretty long with a touch of pepper.

D: A nice, sessionable stout that offers a little more to keep things interesting.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2009 23:35:10 | More by GbVDave
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csustar001

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-22-2014 16:06:55 | More by csustar001
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-14-2013 00:59:24 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-17-2013 19:19:24 | More by SadMachine
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ThePaintedGrey

Pennsylvania

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

12oz. pint on tap at Pinocchio's in Media, PA.

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.

M: Full-body, smooth as satin with tons of creaminess and subdued carbonation. Not overly heavy, went well with some appetizers.

O: Definitely one of the better stouts I've had. Lots of rich, complex flavors with smooth drinking qualities. A definite recommendation.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2014 01:38:42 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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CWiggins

North Carolina

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

This brew, and a few others from Old Dominion, have recently found their way into North Carolina. And they're inexpensive! Perhaps because of some introductory pricing plan, OD's Oak Barrel Stout is selling for $3.99 a six-pack. Quite a deal if you like this beer; I'm sure this price won't last long!

It pours thick and black with a tan head that sticks around briefly before disappearing into the ether. The smell of dark coffee dominates the aroma, while a mild vanilla/bourbon character lingers in the background. There is also a hint of bittersweet chocolate as well. It's thick and creamy on the tongue. I find the carbonation is a bit much, but that's a normal bias of mine. The aroma is reflected nearly wholesale in the flavor; coffee, vanilla, bourbon, and chocolate are front and center. There is a mild sweetness as well, which is probably best interpreted as fruity. Wood flavors, along with a light hop bitterness, are very present in the finish.

This is a great American stout, and the solid mouthfeel and flavor make it one to be enjoyed slowly. Hmm, this is very good with vanilla ice cream!

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2008 21:57:54 | More by CWiggins
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loganburgh

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-26-2014 17:54:44 | More by loganburgh
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TeachChefs

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-23-2012 15:50:28 | More by TeachChefs
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nofunyons

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-22-2013 02:20:45 | More by nofunyons
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Sparty55

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-06-2013 03:58:32 | More by Sparty55
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-11-2014 00:16:55 | More by IPAchris
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gnemesis

Michigan

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

12oz bottle poured into snifter on 04/18/2011. Bottled on 03/10/10. Black body with a thick and creamy tan head. Good retention and decent lacing. My nose picks up bitter chocolate, roasted malts, a touch of vanilla, and coffee. The taste is the same but add in some caramel, brown sugar, and something boozy? Low ABV for that but it seems to be there. Full bodied, low carbonation, and a slightly dry finish. Good beer and my first from Dominion. If this is any indication of what they offer then I will be back ASAP.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 17:27:13 | More by gnemesis
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PGVG

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-21-2012 03:57:05 | More by PGVG
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-11-2013 20:29:18 | More by mportnoy
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Andonato

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-16-2013 16:42:50 | More by Andonato
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BobsledTM

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-29-2013 22:26:55 | More by BobsledTM
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Xandrose

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-16-2013 04:41:18 | More by Xandrose
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Bob402

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-18-2012 02:29:36 | More by Bob402
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DruRho

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-23-2013 22:27:29 | More by DruRho
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-07-2011 12:38:06 | More by ROGUE16
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KSfrost

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-19-2013 21:47:35 | More by KSfrost
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,178 ratings.