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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,183 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,183
Reviews: 654
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 59
Gots: 58 | 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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Jsmitty1967

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

02-26-2012 02:59:50 | More by Jsmitty1967
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oak Barrel Stout pours a black color, with a small dark tan head. There are chocolate, and vanilla odors, with a hint of coffee. The taste is nice and full. Good blend of chocolate and vanilla, with hints of coffee, on a smokey malty, slightly bitter backbone. The flavors aren't overpowering, and blend nicely. Nice creamy consistency, great taste, easy to drink. Overall a fantastic stout, complex flavors, but put together perfectly.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 01:50:02 | More by vette2006c5r
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troysoy2

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Opaque black in my large Ommegang tulip. Finger and a half of fine khaki head quickly diminishes to a surface covering. Not much lacing really.

Sweet on the nose. Caramel, hints of oak and bourbon, dark roasted malt, vanilla.

The taste is also quite sweet, but it's not cloying. Vanilla and caramel on the front, with the roasted malt bitterness following. Warm, oak notes come out after that, on a velvety smooth finish with a hint of warm alcohol.

I'm impressed, but it might be a little too sweet for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 03:25:41 | More by troysoy2
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-24-2012 22:51:52 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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Dave1999

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2012 19:34:23 | More by Dave1999
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-19-2012 01:34:12 | More by jfcaa193
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -23.9%

02-18-2012 17:52:08 | More by chrispoint
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woolybully67

Virginia

5/5  rDev +26.9%

02-18-2012 01:00:39 | More by woolybully67
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-14-2012 15:36:54 | More by bigeyedfish89
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Chrisbaggz

Maryland

3/5  rDev -23.9%

02-11-2012 02:45:12 | More by Chrisbaggz
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matt062286

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-10-2012 14:46:24 | More by matt062286
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VaTechPhilly

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

02-06-2012 00:00:53 | More by VaTechPhilly
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Shilt

Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.9%

02-05-2012 22:44:43 | More by Shilt
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-03-2012 01:04:29 | More by AndrewMichael
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DocJ87

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-30-2012 06:06:28 | More by DocJ87
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-29-2012 18:40:55 | More by ygtbsm94
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jskennedy

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-27-2012 03:50:41 | More by jskennedy
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everlong353

Maryland

5/5  rDev +26.9%

01-26-2012 19:29:31 | More by everlong353
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crashoveride

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-21-2012 15:40:55 | More by crashoveride
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-17-2012 00:55:52 | More by Gregwa
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Marty30

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 20:26:03 | More by Marty30
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nwatson

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

01-13-2012 10:08:25 | More by nwatson
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ant880

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-12-2012 21:27:26 | More by ant880
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UfosBigRigsnBBQ

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-12-2012 15:49:51 | More by UfosBigRigsnBBQ
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 01:09:10 | More by SolipsismalCat
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,183 ratings.