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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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Coming in a slim 355ml brown bottle, bottling date 07/05/2013, this is a stout dry-hopped with vanilla beans & oak chips.

A: pours an ebony brown colour, coming with a very thin, smooth layer of khaki froth and low level of carbonation.
S: richly vanilla chocolaty, treacle-ish, sweet toasted nutty, even peanutty due to the lively elements of nuts, while the winey acidity and a subtle savoury touch as of black prunes adds to the complexity.
T: quite aromatic, gristy and roasty upfront, the vanilla beans obviously lend extra mineral-ish and rough gristy feel to the flavour, otherwise the black prunes and bitter herbs are two other main flavour elements to be enjoyed; the maltiness feels never heavy on the palate, rather giving way quickly to the hop bitterness and an increasingly dry palate lingering in the end of each sip, always accompanied by a decent touch of acidity.
M&O: softly effervescent, not terribly smooth though, the body comes rather light against the flavour profile which again is not quite robust, either. Interestingly, without specifying the alc. strength on the bottle, my impression is that it goes just around 6.0-6.5%abv. Not bad, but not the most complex I’ve had, either.

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S - dark malts with hints of chocolate and vanilla

T - strong roasted and vanilla flavors with hints of coffee and chocolate

M - medium-light in body, very smooth

O - Great beer, definitely recommend giving this a try

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