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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,259 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,259
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 62
Gots: 72 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

SadMachine, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

ThePaintedGrey, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

sbframp, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
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!

CWiggins, Sep 10, 2008
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

loganburgh, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

TeachChefs, Jun 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

nofunyons, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

timotao, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Sparty55, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

IPAchris, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

gnemesis, May 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

PGVG, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

mportnoy, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Andonato, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BobsledTM, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Xandrose, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Bob402, Dec 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

DruRho, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

KSfrost, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

wagner617, May 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ZimZamZoom, Jun 23, 2010
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

rydev24, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 18, 2014
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,259 ratings.