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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,232 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,232
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 63
Gots: 68 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

PTEdelman, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Geraurd
2.91/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

In high hopes for this beer died as soon as I poured it. The head was almost non-existent, had almost no aroma, and tasted very gland in general. Got better as it warmed up, but not at all the beer that it surely would like to be. I didn't detect even the slightest hint of the vanilla beans that were mentioned, and that was possibly the most interesting part of the description.

Geraurd, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Klebe, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

ACarp, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

DiggerDahl, Jun 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Beastcpa, Jun 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

dbattey, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

brittanylicious, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

heysuz, Jun 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

brpendergast85, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

wvbrewcrew, Jun 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

DarthKostrizer, Jun 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49.1%

KevMo84, Jun 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

jschonert, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

DaveOrlowski, Jun 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

wingnutz27, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Dougwillhike, May 22, 2014
Photo of tbeckett
3.23/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Had this on tap at Dulles Airport. From notes.

A - Black pour with one finger of creamy tan head. Good carbonation coming up. Spotty lace and a half finger of retention.

S - Cola, sugar, sweet dark malt, some chocolate.

T - Roast, chocolate, sweet mostly. Not too much going on.

M - Very smooth, mild carbonation, medium body. Nice.

O/D - Fairly drinkable. Not sure where the smoke or barrel are, but it wasn't too bad. Scored lower because it lacks what it advertises.

tbeckett, May 19, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49.1%

spoonhawk, May 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

psdonnelly, May 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Belittle, May 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Lanstrum, May 13, 2014
Photo of DanLane
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I really like stouts, and this has been one of my favorites for a couple years now. I picked it up at Martin's this time.
A- Can't see through it, and it pours a great looking 1' froth.
S- Nothing crazy here, just a hint of vanilla like the bottle advertises.
T- A great, smooth taste that hits you with that vanilla flavor. It's so smooth but still has that roasted flavor of a stout.
Overall, like I said before it is one of my favorites, and it's always easy to find here in Virginia so I pick it up pretty often.

DanLane, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

WesMantooth, May 10, 2014
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,232 ratings.