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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,183 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,183
Reviews: 654
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 59
Gots: 58 | 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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justinp

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-28-2012 23:41:56 | More by justinp
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beersis81

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.9%

03-27-2012 16:46:38 | More by beersis81
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pixieskid

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

03-26-2012 15:04:15 | More by pixieskid
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zillo043068

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-24-2012 16:29:29 | More by zillo043068
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-23-2012 00:25:15 | More by djrn2
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Apex

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-18-2012 19:32:27 | More by Apex
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TheDarkKnight

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-17-2012 02:36:40 | More by TheDarkKnight
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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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CaptJackHarkness

New York

4.9/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I think I just found the perfect stout! Freshness dated to 01/27/12 (bottling date).

Sweet malted aroma with hint of vanilla. Pours deep ruby/brown with a full dark beige head. The head lingers and then laces the glass all the way down to the end. Taste is mildly hopped and lightly sweet from the vanilla. Pleasing to the tounge and palate!

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 20:56:10 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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NewportBoom


4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-13-2012 01:49:28 | More by NewportBoom
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-12-2012 19:36:20 | More by ShemRahBoo
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NumberNone

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-12-2012 17:37:13 | More by NumberNone
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-11-2012 22:29:02 | More by thegerm87
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-10-2012 19:02:41 | More by brez8791
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-10-2012 03:09:52 | More by acurtis
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buffalobeerfan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-09-2012 22:07:34 | More by buffalobeerfan
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Jfowler05

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-05-2012 18:21:19 | More by Jfowler05
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tjkinate

Nebraska

3.15/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to THECPJ for this one.

A: 2+ finger head that displayed decent retention with an appearance somewhere between creamy and soapy. Some lacing was seen atop this black bodied brew.

S: Oak is evident, some vanilla, with hints of dark chocolate malts. Subtle yet pleasant.

T: Subtle like the smell, but less impressive. Oak and vanilla barely make a showing and do little to elevate the tasting.

M: Fairly dry and thin for the variety.

O: Meh.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 17:57:33 | More by tjkinate
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EddieJoe

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-03-2012 19:10:05 | More by EddieJoe
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output01x

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (Bottled 01/03/12) into a pint glass.

A vigorous pour yields a 2-finger light mocha-colored head that dissipates after a couple minutes to a thick dusting and thick foam ring. The body is a dark, near-black brown with slight traces of crimson when held to light. Some great lacing can be seen coating the sides of the glass with each sip, but quickly falls back to the beer.

The nose is filled with dark, roasted malt aromas. Notes of dark chocolate, cacao, charred wood, vanilla, and caramel all come through. However, it is a little difficult to properly dissect the nose as it is rather weak.

The first sip offers flavors of chocolate milk, cocoa nibs, and burnt caramel with overlying flavors of smoke and wood. Swallowing the beer brings forth flavors of white chocolate, vanilla, and toffee. As these fade, the smoke and wood flavors come out once more and combine nicely with the other flavors. Flavors of dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans linger near the back of the tongue between sips.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer is a delicious sipper that begs to be gulped. The body is full and thick, gliding over the tongue like milk without becoming overly coating or sticky. The carbonation is dialed in just right as it does not present itself much (allowing the flavors to really pop) while really assisting in the swallow.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 00:16:36 | More by output01x
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Served a clear, black liquid with garnet highlights with a tan head that settles nicely to a creamy layer. Great lacing as it goes down.

S: Char, roasted and burnt barley, coffee with cream, faint oak and vanilla. Hops are faint and earthy.

T: Somewhat sweet, clean, roasted and burnt barley is rich but not over bittering. Some coffee with cream flavor, milk chocolate, vanilla, and light oak tannins. All are smooth and well balanced.

M: Full body but not thick, smooth carbonation with a somewhat sweet finish.

D: The drink ability is in the balance of this beer, it goes down more like a porter and has a solid mix of flavors. Very worthy stout!!

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2012 05:21:03 | More by scottbrew4u
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mdtnelson

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +26.9%

02-28-2012 01:58:39 | More by mdtnelson
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taigor

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-27-2012 15:46:53 | More by taigor
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-27-2012 14:48:01 | More by HamGlade10
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Bung

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes .On tap. Black/brown pour, tan head with small amounts sticking to the glass. Barrel dominates the aromas with some roast malt and cocoa. Taste is a good blend of all of these. Vanilla oak blended with some chocolate and roast malt. Finish with a twinge of coffee and vanilla. A little thinner than one would like for a stout. Nothing mindblowing, but very good for a "regular" stout.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2012 01:34:15 | More by Bung
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
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