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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,205 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,205
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 61
Gots: 66 | 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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amart80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-16-2012 01:42:19 | More by amart80
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%

Bottles 1/23/12. Poured into chalice. Deep brown; almost black. Deep tan thin head. Gone quickly, but this rim remains. Smell is very mild...roasted malts with a hint of vanilla. Taste is of roasted malts and vanilla. A bit of oakey/wood hits the palate with a sweet milky taste. The more it warms up, the more vanilla comes out in the flavor. A bit bitter finish, but works well with the sweet vanilla. Overall, a really great stout, and as a fan of vanilla brews, this is as vanilla as I ever had.

04-15-2012 22:58:55 | More by DrinkSlurm
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mfigueroa713

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-15-2012 18:41:17 | More by mfigueroa713
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Ruds

United Kingdom (England)

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured from a 355 ml bottle into a snifter glass to a jet black colour (shades of brown around the edge of the glass when held to the light) and with a smallish tan head.

On the nose roasted malts, a hint of vanilla, a little coffee but not getting any kind of oak or wood hit which I was expecting!

Flavour wise I get roasted malts, vanilla, a little mix of chocolate and coffee, but again no hint of the oak for me. Good flavours though so not a major detraction for me!

Mouthfeel was excellent, creamy smooth and very drinkable, medium in body and limited carbonation.

Overall a good stout, but just not getting the 'oak' that I Was expecting!

04-15-2012 15:20:53 | More by Ruds
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vbiliyar

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-13-2012 02:53:43 | More by vbiliyar
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welldigger888

South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%

Poured an inky opaque with a nice tan head that laced well.

Seems a bit muted with a roast malt dominence.

Roasty coffee vanilla bean goodness. A hair washed out, but good non the less.

Seems a bit thin and a shade watery, that said I like it enough to buy this again.

I suggest playing The Black Crowes w/ Jimmy Page LOUDLY while consuming this.

04-12-2012 02:38:41 | More by welldigger888
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blange3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-11-2012 11:12:19 | More by blange3
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NoLeafClover44

Delaware

3.65/5  rDev -7.1%

12 oz. bottle poured into standard pint.

A - Pours an opaque dark brown color with a two finger head that lasts for a while. Leaves a nice sticky lacing.

S - Aromas are mild. Some coffee, skim milk, and roasted barley. I really don't get any of the vanilla and only the slightest amount of oak.

T - The flavor is toasty, and I start to pick up some sweet vanilla as it warms. The flavors, like the aroma, are subdued.

M - Good carbonation and a medium feel.

O - The aroma and flavors are not very powerful, but it isn't bad. I didn't know anything about this beer or brewery but I wasn't overwhelmed. The price was right, though, so I would rate the value as strong.

04-11-2012 04:14:56 | More by NoLeafClover44
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jbnla

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-10-2012 17:52:52 | More by jbnla
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matzah

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

04-08-2012 19:18:46 | More by matzah
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-07-2012 04:15:44 | More by avisong
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass
Born on date: 1/27/12

A: Opaque black with just over 2 fingers width of light khaki colored head, which takes a fair amount of time to dissipate down to a thick film which remains throughout the drink.  Leaves a few sporadic areas of patchy lacing.

S: Roasted malts, chocolate, oak,vanilla, a touch of dark fruits. The bourbon character is very subtle, but nonetheless a very inviting aroma on this one.  

T: A big roasted malt character, a nice milk chocolate flavor, vanilla,  a mild degree of coffee, a hint of dark fruits (raisin),  a degree of booze is noted which is surprising considering the relatively low ABV.  It leaves a nice lingering milk chocolate and roasted malt aftertaste.  Pretty tasty but I am getting effectively no bourbon notes, which is disappointing.  Still real good though.

M/D: Silky smooth, carbonation on the low side which I like,  medium to light bodied.  Mouthfeel is a little thin, but not bad for a single stout.  Pretty good drinkability, I could certainly see this as a sessionable stout.

O: Overall, a real good beer.  One of the better single stouts I have had.  Decent complexity in the palate profile, and a great nose. I wish the bourbon characters were more prominent, but still well done, and worth a try especially as a flavorful, sessionable alternative to a big RIS.  

04-05-2012 03:42:33 | More by zac16125
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howard12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-05-2012 01:33:56 | More by howard12
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mcphish22

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-04-2012 15:27:46 | More by mcphish22
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theRevBrewmaster

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-03-2012 23:47:20 | More by theRevBrewmaster
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +9.4%

Pours a deep brown with a coffee-tan head. Bitter dark malts on the nose along with vanilla, coffee, chocolate and a touch of oak.

Rich creaminess up front with bitter dark malts. Sweet chocolate and caramel round out the edges around mid palate creating a semi-sweet taste which is then cut by a dry oakiness. Its not a lot of oakiness but its just the right amount across the back of the tongue that it creates a nice dry finish and brings the beers flavor ride to rest.

Incredibly complex with more flavors than I can name including touches of smoke and creamy vanilla as well as coffee. The layers of flavor are immense and all compliment each other amazingly. An impressive brew.

04-03-2012 22:56:43 | More by jtierney89
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rarbring

Sweden

3.05/5  rDev -22.4%

The brew is dark brown, almost black, a high tan head, medium lacing and curtains.

Smelling of sweet chocolate, dates and figs.

More chocolate, milk chocolate on chocolate bread, oak chips, some lemon peel.

Medium carbonation, a bit flat, medium body.

Wonder if the oak really improved this one.

04-02-2012 20:53:30 | More by rarbring
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WhatTheAle1973

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

04-01-2012 00:02:00 | More by WhatTheAle1973
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-31-2012 23:24:04 | More by muskiesman
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-31-2012 00:35:44 | More by RoryOMoore
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TennesseeTim


4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-29-2012 17:49:34 | More by TennesseeTim
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-29-2012 00:10:23 | More by Hessian257
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justinp

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.7%

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

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

03-26-2012 15:04:15 | More by pixieskid
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,205 ratings.