Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev +11.2%
Oak Barrel Stout pours a black color, with a small dark tan head. There are chocolate, and vanilla odors, with a hint of coffee. The taste is nice and full. Good blend of chocolate and vanilla, with hints of coffee, on a smokey malty, slightly bitter backbone. The flavors aren't overpowering, and blend nicely. Nice creamy consistency, great taste, easy to drink. Overall a fantastic stout, complex flavors, but put together perfectly.
02-26-2012 01:50:02 | More by vette2006c5r
3.98/5 rDev +1%
12 oz bottle. Opaque black in my large Ommegang tulip. Finger and a half of fine khaki head quickly diminishes to a surface covering. Not much lacing really.
Sweet on the nose. Caramel, hints of oak and bourbon, dark roasted malt, vanilla.
The taste is also quite sweet, but it's not cloying. Vanilla and caramel on the front, with the roasted malt bitterness following. Warm, oak notes come out after that, on a velvety smooth finish with a hint of warm alcohol.
I'm impressed, but it might be a little too sweet for my liking.
02-25-2012 03:25:41 | More by troysoy2
3.85/5 rDev -2.3%
Poured a pure black colour with a thin tan head.
The smell was of malts and tabacco smoke, maybe the smokey smell is from the oak.
The taste was of coffee, malts with some bitter hops.
The mouthfeel was OK but kind of on the thin side.
Overall it was a decent stout if unremarkable.
02-24-2012 19:34:23 | More by Dave1999
3.68/5 rDev -6.6%
Bottle dated 11-18-11. Poured into A Harpoon 100 barrel series glass at 58 degrees.
A. Very black body,no light shines through. Giant 3 finger tan head,dissipates fairly quickly down to a cap. Some lacing on the glass.
S. Robust oaky tones accompanied with strong vanilla notes,followed with milk chocolate and a hint of coffee. Also a prominant smokeyness present.
T. Just as the smell indicates, Lots of oak and vanilla. The smoke and roast balences out the sweet vanilla. Nicely integrated.
M. Feel is spot on for an American stout. Medium feel with a good amount of carbonation. Leaves a sweet roasted aftertaste.
Overall this is a well done American stout that is readily available. I will say that 1 is enough for me in a sitting. Pick one up if you see it.
01-15-2012 20:26:03 | More by Marty30
3.78/5 rDev -4.1%
Poured into a pint glass.
A: Dark brown/black with three-finger, tan, creamy, foamy head that lasted a few minutes. Good lacing.
S: Oak, roasted chocolate and coffee. Mild.
T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Oak and vanilla exactly as advertised. Not sure I like it though. Vanilla carries through in the finish.
M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation and ridiculously smooth. I mean, this is smooth. Slightly warm too, which is nice.
O: This beer looks great and is so smooth, but the nose and taste are just above average in my opinion. Maybe I'm just not a fan of the vanilla. Still, good overall.
01-08-2012 01:09:10 | More by SolipsismalCat
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
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