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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,181 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,181
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 59
Gots: 57 | 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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Cook82

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

04-06-2014 19:08:34 | More by Cook82
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ESimmons

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-05-2014 21:20:23 | More by ESimmons
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-05-2014 04:40:35 | More by jsnoek
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SDoc

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-02-2014 00:46:29 | More by SDoc
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Tonygaliardi

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

04-01-2014 23:14:26 | More by Tonygaliardi
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genkidetchu

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-01-2014 06:27:22 | More by genkidetchu
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-30-2014 13:44:05 | More by TriageStat
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Rudes

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-30-2014 01:25:21 | More by Rudes
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jsnichols83

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-28-2014 21:38:38 | More by jsnichols83
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alwaysplayin

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-23-2014 05:19:51 | More by alwaysplayin
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ThePaintedGrey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. pint on tap at Pinocchio's in Media, PA.

A: Opaque black with a two-finger creamy tan head. Absolutely no light shining through, even when held up to direct sunlight. Head retention is superb, with some decent khaki lacing left down the glass.

S: Coffee, caramel, hints of vanilla, oak, and bourbon-like booze.

T: Lots of roasted malts upfront provided some smokiness and sweetness; vanilla and caramel with some underlying roasted coffee bitterness and some boozy bourbon. Lots of roasted flavors in the finish. Bourbon character comes through a lot as the beer warms.

M: Full-body, smooth as satin with tons of creaminess and subdued carbonation. Not overly heavy, went well with some appetizers.

O: Definitely one of the better stouts I've had. Lots of rich, complex flavors with smooth drinking qualities. A definite recommendation.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2014 01:38:42 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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bcgeiman

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-22-2014 03:15:00 | More by bcgeiman
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jandadeboer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-19-2014 00:13:25 | More by jandadeboer
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-12-2014 01:47:50 | More by Zetcha7x
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-11-2014 02:17:00 | More by lupercmda
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Drew88

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-09-2014 16:52:23 | More by Drew88
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ppilny

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-08-2014 00:28:20 | More by ppilny
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reyna311

Delaware

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-06-2014 19:40:29 | More by reyna311
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zp6167a

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-06-2014 16:16:51 | More by zp6167a
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-05-2014 04:21:24 | More by duceswild
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mrp2323

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-01-2014 03:08:32 | More by mrp2323
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harpus

Alabama

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-26-2014 04:01:40 | More by harpus
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weezarc

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-25-2014 18:19:25 | More by weezarc
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oldirtycaffrey

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

What a truly excellent beer. Pours a dark black with a foamy, 1-2" tan head. I can't recall ever having a beer that leaves as much lacing along the glass as this one. The smell is strong with vanilla beans, chocolate, malt, roasted barley -- excellent. The predominant aspect of the taste is definitely the vanilla beans -- a perfect amount of carbonation makes this very easy to drink. Had this with some hamburger sliders w/ onions and pickles and it was a great match. Highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 15:38:20 | More by oldirtycaffrey
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DanE

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

02-23-2014 00:27:57 | More by DanE
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,181 ratings.