Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev -2%
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 -6.4%
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 -3.8%
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
3.75/5 rDev -4.6%
Ba Review #101
Served On: 01/05/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: 10/19/2011
Scored this one at Frisco's in Frederick, MD. Thought it would be a great beer to enjoy on a cold winter night such as this.
Look: Poured a pitch black color with no light passing through. Head was 1-finger of a creamy tan froth. The Duvel glass really seemed to showcase the deep richness of this beer's color and aroma.
Smell: There were notes of sweet vanilla and charred oak. Also strong black coffee in the background.
Taste: The beer had a lighter creaminess to the mouth feel - not quite as full as I was expecting. Upfront was vanilla with a brief semisweet chocolate note. Middle was mainly of earthy roasted malts. Finish was a nice coffee bitterness. I did notice the complexity becoming slightly weaker towards the end as the beer warmed.
A little thin for the style - which was disappointing to me. Overall it was a very complex and satisfying stout.
01-06-2012 03:49:59 | More by CraftBeerTastic
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,205 ratings.