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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,168 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,168
Reviews: 652
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 56
Gots: 56 | 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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Axic10

New Jersey

3.2/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap in a 16oz pint glass.

Appearance: Dark almost mud-like color with a thick one inch mocha head.

Smell: Smokey, burnt coffee, roasted malts and deep dark chocolate.

Taste: Pretty much burnt/roasted malt and an woody/oaky aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, but almost a little too thin for a stout.

Drinkability: Probably wouldn't search this one out again. It wasn't great, it wasn't bad, it was just ok. At a low abv, I can see it being a sessionable beer, but I personally wouldn't bother.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2010 04:24:08 | More by Axic10
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Crosling

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color, with a small tan head. Rich malt aroma, with hints of fudge, coffee and chocolate (brownies), light aromatic hops, hints of vanilla and a light hint of oak. Pretty subtle and gentle overall, with a roasted coffee, vanilla bean, chocolate, hops and a light hint of toasted oak. Not as good as I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2006 15:18:14 | More by Crosling
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Had this on tap at Dulles Airport. From notes.

A - Black pour with one finger of creamy tan head. Good carbonation coming up. Spotty lace and a half finger of retention.

S - Cola, sugar, sweet dark malt, some chocolate.

T - Roast, chocolate, sweet mostly. Not too much going on.

M - Very smooth, mild carbonation, medium body. Nice.

O/D - Fairly drinkable. Not sure where the smoke or barrel are, but it wasn't too bad. Scored lower because it lacks what it advertises.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2014 14:31:18 | More by tbeckett
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farrago

New Jersey

3.23/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aggressive pour gets you about a finger's worth of brown head, loose, semi-dilute foam gone lickety-split, gauzy sheets of lacing slowly slide down the glass. Onyx black liquid, nary a trace of color to be found. Vanilla certainly there in the nose, fudge-like, milk chocolate, coffee ice cream, minor touch of grains and baking dough, lacks the second tier of scents to display full expressivity. Medium-bodied, comes across as too dry and fluffy to make a direct impression, the carbonation gives it a soft and feathered texture. The dryness highlights the coffee bean to espresso and darkens the chocolate flavors, nuttier and higher overall roast. The vanilla more powdered here but maintains a strong presence. No true calling card offered by the hops. Never fully soaks into the tongue, however, lingers as a whole. Wonder where the beef is here.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2010 03:13:04 | More by farrago
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Keyportnick

Wisconsin

3.24/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this as an eztra

12oz bottle poured into a firestone walker teku glass.

A- pours a tobacco brown and rests a rich black. Pours with a frothy just off white head that sticks around and fades into some lively lacing.

S-Nothing much going on with the nose. A faint touch of vanilla bean and a hair of cold coffee. Like I said pretty dull. Nothing jumps out at you

T- light roasted chocolate malts, rich vanilla.

M- light body, strong carbonation, light finish

O- Decent beer. I felt like it was missing a lot. It claims to be oak barrel aged and then they say they use oak chips. I couldn't find either of those in this beer. The vanilla stands out nicely though. Crisp clean lighter styled stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 03:53:47 | More by Keyportnick
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lumpy1126

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

01-28-2013 00:57:31 | More by lumpy1126
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

03-15-2012 05:18:47 | More by DCgolfpro
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

10-05-2013 19:55:44 | More by apasternak
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zero_signal

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

08-19-2013 02:30:41 | More by zero_signal
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

04-12-2013 14:58:19 | More by ShanePB
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

06-10-2014 20:52:04 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

04-09-2014 21:26:17 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

10-21-2012 03:00:16 | More by nosavingsaccount
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

10-30-2012 00:59:33 | More by swetsastonic
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BFCarr

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

06-16-2013 20:42:12 | More by BFCarr
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jacobdensford

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

11-24-2012 04:38:40 | More by jacobdensford
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ATPete

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

bottling date of 08-19-08

Pours an opaque dark brown, almost black in color with a monster, loosely knit brown head leaving some soapy sticking on the glass. Monster head? Barrel aged? Oh wait a minute, only oak chips were used... There is a much larger citrusy hop profile in the nose that i had expected, faint notes of caramel malt and roasted chocolate. Light in body, hardly any chew going on, simple roasted chocolate malts and some hints at roasted coffee beans. The carbonation is insane, the way over-the-top carbonation hurts its body and mouth-feel. Subtle notes of vanilla, sweet wet wood and lemony sourness on the finish. This one was a disappointment. Maybe put the beer in a barrel next time?

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2008 21:57:46 | More by ATPete
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

An oily ink black body sits beneath a small, less than one-finger brown cap. The head rose and fell quickly, leaving no lace behind whatsoever. The nose is fairly tame. Mild roast and vanilla beans with some american oak tannins cutting through. Dark fruits and some cocoa powder rounding out the aroma. The flavor profile mimics the nose. Tame, mild roast that never really approaches bold or robust. Vanilla bean sweetness peeks out in the finish, accompanied by dry, toasted oak. On the lighter side of medium, watery in spots. The oak and vanilla beans are the real bright spots here, but this guy just lacks some body.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 00:26:11 | More by ColForbinBC
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

10-01-2013 02:45:19 | More by GeoffreyM
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jschonert

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

06-07-2014 01:12:24 | More by jschonert
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MLKincer

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

05-05-2013 01:57:46 | More by MLKincer
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

08-10-2013 21:50:49 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

12-19-2013 14:48:18 | More by Stinger80OH
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drsarver

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

11-17-2013 04:21:45 | More by drsarver
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pixieskid

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

03-26-2012 15:04:15 | More by pixieskid
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,168 ratings.