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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,228 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,228
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 64
Gots: 67 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Zachior, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

pathead, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

JandJMD, May 04, 2014
Photo of Omnium
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Dark Brown/Black with one finger of fizzy brown head, no lacing
S - Really nice roasty aroma, you do get some slight hints of a woody character, slight vanilla, and a touch of smoke.
T - Bitter coffee rind, earthy and woody tones as well, a little hop bite, roasted malt.
M - A little too carbonated, would prefer it to be more silky, but still good.
O - This is a classic beer to me, one of the beers that got me into craft, and I still enjoy it to this day. the oak presence is really nice, and not dominating. Very earthy in flavor, but overall an outstanding beer.

Omnium, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Paz8812, May 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

mikefuski17, Apr 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

SammyJaxxxx, Apr 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

hellisia, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

JohnParadee, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

tkdchampxi, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

paresis, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Blueribbon666, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this as an extra in a trade. I'm not much of a stout drinker, but this one was tasty. Super smooth and easy to drink. There is a wonderful oakiness which I know was intended and just a slight hint of vanilla over the roasted malt body. I am impressed...this beer may have just opened a new door for me.

64vdub, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

greyghost86, Apr 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

NonicPanic, Apr 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

SocalKicks, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Benesi88, Apr 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Mikeluzzjr, Apr 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

DeutschesBier, Apr 08, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found in Whole Foods sampler. $12.99 for 12.

A: Decent pour, could use more lasting head and more lacing.

S: Roasty malts, oak, vanilla, and chocolate. Plenty of smokey oak.

T: Follows the smell. Starts with creamy roasted malts, chocolate, a little cocoa powder, then smoked flavors, roasted barley, charred oak. It's soft and creamy. Nice balance of bitter, smoke, vanilla, and sweet. Warming. Great night cap.

M: Creamy and smooth, medium body with modest carbonation.

F: Densely packed flavor as in a RIS, without the ABV. Perfect everyday, slightly sweet stout, with good balancing hops, bitter, and smokey finish. Must try.

Act25, Apr 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into stone snifter.

Appearence is decent. Smell is lacking. It kills me that they can claim "oak barrel stout" when it is just aged on oak chips - not in actual barrels. Taste follows the nose - almost like a weak stout with a hint of vanilla. This seems way overrated.

hops202, Apr 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Cook82, Apr 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

ESimmons, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jsnoek, Apr 05, 2014
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,228 ratings.