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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,249 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,249
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 62
Gots: 70 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

bsimms, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.7/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle shared at drewone’s tasting.

Bottled on 1/27/12.

Pours a clear dark brown with a tan head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, vanilla bean, and slight cocoa. Taste is the same with a woody aftertaste. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with only a slightly crisp and thin bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor stout with some mediocre aromas and flavors and a bad mouthfeel.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of cavedave
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Evan, thanks again for these.

Dark brown, opaque with a tight knit finger of light brown lather.

Smell is of roasty malts. Some dark caramel, light peaty note, some coffee, and a hint of bitter chocolate. As I drink I get occasional whiffs of milk chocolate too. Very subdued aroma, though.

Mmm, delectable taste. Dark sweet starts things off, some char kicks in , just the right touch of it, espresso notes, hints of bitter chocolate. End of sip features the sweet cresting into a really tasty blast of the roasty and hop bitter notes. Didn't really get any oak or vanilla.

Quite easy drinking, almost like a milk stout, low carb., clean flavors, excellent finish, and decent complexity.

Really surprised by this one. I love regional beers I have never tried that rock, this one does. You'll love it.

cavedave, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of JohnQVD
3/5  rDev -23.7%

JohnQVD, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of briandaube
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

briandaube, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of andrewjraab
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this in my beer of the month club that I received as a Christmas present from my wife...

It pours a deep black and is thick as hell. Two fingers of brownish head and quickly dissipates to a thing later that remains. Smells - oak, caramel, vanilla, coffee - smells amazing. The taste matches the smell - a nice and complex flavor profile from start to finish. Creamy malt profile up front balanced with a bitter finish. This is a well crafted stout and that is very complex. You need to try this.

andrewjraab, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of pagardner
5/5  rDev +27.2%

pagardner, Jun 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

robo90124, May 28, 2012
Photo of wagner617
4/5  rDev +1.8%

wagner617, May 28, 2012
Photo of goblue3509
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

goblue3509, May 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

baybum, May 25, 2012
Photo of mhenson42
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

mhenson42, May 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

takashi37, May 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Antonius08, May 13, 2012
Photo of dtivp
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with amber hues, half of a finger foamy tan head, fades quickly to a thin spotty cap with light lacing.

Aroma of vanilla, smoke, oak and roasted malt.

Taste starts a little sweet with vanilla then the oak, malt and some smoke hits the palate. The oak and smoke become more dominate as the beer warms.

Mouth Feel is medium leaning light body with light carbonation, a little thin, smooth with a slight oak after taste.

Overall a good stout, needs a little more body, however, I enjoyed it a lot more as it warmed.

dtivp, May 13, 2012
Photo of Holland
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a nice very dark black color with a slight brown on the edges. Good sized head with lacing that stays to cover the glass for a while. Does not look very thick, but it's not a huge stout.

S: vanilla, wood, sweetness, caramel, and some roasted and smokey malt

T: initially dominated by the vanilla and sweetness, it changes to to a little more brown sugar, oak, and some earthy flavor. Smoke flavor comes out when it warms.

M: I want a thicker stout, but this is good in carbonation and has around a medium body.

O: good beer overall, especially with the complexity over time. It changes even more as it warms. For $10 per 6 pack, you can't miss on this.

Holland, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Beer4Mike, May 12, 2012
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thanks to duff27 for the bottle share. Thanks Chris!

reviewed from notes 5/10/12.

Vintage 2010 poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: black bodied beer with a small tan head. Nice lacing with head that drops to a ring around the beer glass.

Smell: Oddly enough salty peanuts; its unmistakeable. Also hints of oak, roast, vanilla, and lite smoke. Lots of things to pick out of this nose.

Taste: Vanilla and oak upfront. Mild roasty and bitter notes. Little bit nutty and salty in the finish.

Mouthfeel: A bit thin for a barrel aged stout. low end of a medium bodied beer with low carbonation. No much heat or booziness found in this brew.

Overall: Solid Ba Imperial Stout that is almost on the borders of being a brown ale with the nuttiness and salty peanut notes in the nose/taste of the brew.

4DAloveofSTOUT, May 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

DrFunkenstein, May 11, 2012
Photo of Duff27
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 bottle

Initially head is short lived, leaves collar. Nice alcohol legs.

Oaky nose, some vanilla but mostly smells of a tree!

Pretty complex stout here. Vanilla dominates but doesn't overpower. Some oak, "nuttiness".

Mouthfeel is a little thin, kind of distracting. Lower end of spectrum of carbonation due to age I'm guessing.

Slightly oxidized but tasty none the less. Loved the vanilla aspect of this one, pleasant surprise. Thanks mikeyv35.

Duff27, May 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

JohnK17, May 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

rapayn01, May 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jrohrbacher, May 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

DaveONan, May 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

odualum13, May 08, 2012
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,249 ratings.