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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,216 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,216
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 61
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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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%

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.

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-04-2014 00:19:02 | More by sbframp
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CWiggins

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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!

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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timotao

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-23-2014 01:24:26 | More by timotao
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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%

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.

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
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wagner617

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-28-2012 18:51:33 | More by wagner617
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ZimZamZoom

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

On tap at the Vienna Inn.

Nice appearance in the glass, opaque brown to black color, tan head is frothy. Aroma is nice and roasty, with coffee and dark malts. Taste is also roasty in nature, bitter chocolate and roast coffee. Some vanilla come through toward the finish. Not real bitter in the end, this is an easy drinker.

Great smooth mouthfeel and a nice light to medium body. Again, an easy to drink stout with a great taste.

06-23-2010 11:59:40 | More by ZimZamZoom
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-11-2014 23:51:50 | More by rydev24
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-18-2014 10:48:29 | More by DrunkinYogi
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njnj2000

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-25-2013 03:16:12 | More by njnj2000
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,216 ratings.