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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,250 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,250
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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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

aszatk01, Nov 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very nice brew for my first review of the year. Found a sixpack of this at Jungle Jim's International Market in Cincinnati. The Virginia border is just two miles from my house, and it's distressing that I can't find Old Dominion's excellent brews without driving at least three hours. This one pours a deep brown and opaque body, with two fingers of tightknit, tan head. Dramatic sheet and patch lacing is left behind. Excellent looking stout.
Aroma has vanilla, milk chocolate, mild coffee, and notes of oak wood.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, with a medium body and just enough carbonation to mingle the complexity of flavors.
Taste is much like the aroma, with creamy vanilla and chocolate. Some toasted walnuts are noted, and there are coffee notes but little bitterness. I don't pick up any notes of bourbon, and there are only some mild notes of dark fruits such as figs and raisins. Still, this is one of the tastiest American stouts I've sampled. Insanely drinkable at 5.2%. Highly recommended.

merlin48, Jan 01, 2005
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

IrishGermanAmerican, Feb 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

syntheticwings, Jun 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a significant creamy tan head and noticeably strong carbonation. Quickly subsides into smooth film and good lace. Smells of roasted coffee, woody oak, and vanilla. Good aroma but a little faint. Tastes of roasted coffee base malts, overlaid with strong and slightly smokey wood, oak-like tones and *tons* of vanilla. Flavor is toasty, subtle, exquisite! Body is chewy, ever-so-creamy, very nicely carbonated.

My sample was super-fresh and delicious. A *very* nice and unique stout style that would become a favorite session beer for me if it were distributed here.

dgallina, Dec 23, 2004
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

zillo043068, Mar 24, 2012
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csoult, Jul 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

mobrockman, Jan 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

tommy5, Sep 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Drew88, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

leprechaunandfatman, Jan 29, 2014
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ByrdBrain, Oct 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Dougwillhike, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

The_Revisionist, May 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

JamieDuncan, Jan 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

bobtopich, Oct 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown to black with a nice creamy brown head with a lasting ring and spotty lace. Complex cocoa, vanilla, and oak aromas and flovors. Cocoa is big on the nose with a bit more vanilla in the flavor . Medium-full bodied with a smooth roasty and vanilla finish.

I prefer the bottled version better. The draft version at the OD Brewpub has too much bourbon character.

Per Label: "7 different malts and 2 hops. Dry hopped with fresh vanilla beans and toasted oak"

Bottled: 04/08/04
Tasted: 10/28/04

RBorsato, Oct 29, 2004
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

rmorris17, Apr 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

bigeyedfish89, Feb 14, 2012
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ppilny, Mar 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

brandoman63, Nov 28, 2011
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SDoc, Apr 02, 2014
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TennesseeTim, Mar 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

csfcmitchell, Aug 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

brez8791, Mar 10, 2012
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,250 ratings.