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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,304 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,304
Reviews: 659
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 64
Gots: 85 | 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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Photo of garthwaite
4.78/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This masterpiece pours nearly black with a tan bubbly head that lasts the entire pint. All kinds of subtle scents to pick up - deep earthy cocoa, roasted malt, honey, oak, & of course - vanilla. This stout tastes ridiculously good. Perfect blend of rich & fantastic chocolate malts with millions of complexities from delicate vanilla to roasted oak with hints of bourbon & subtle tobacco in between. This brew is full-bodied with a silky smooth milk-like feel. The finish is earthy with a perfect touch of bourbon. Simply spectacular.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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Photo of OStrungT
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a very dark brown. It boasts a nice looking brown head. The head fades surprisingly fast, leaving no laces. Pitty.

This beer has a pleasent vanilla aroma. I smell some coffee also. Roasted malts make an appearence. It has a slight oak aroma also. The vanilla aroma is very nice.

Wow. This beer tastes great. It has a strong vanilla flavor. Behind that, I get some oak notes. Coffee flavor is very subtle. It has a sweet caramel like malt flavor also.

This beer goes down smooth, leaving a vanilla like aftertaste. It is low in carbonation, well for the style.

I think this beer might be a good session beer. It is low in alcohol, and it tastes great. It might get a little heavy after a few, but I think I could drink it all night.

Overall: Thanks go out to HimerMan for this great beer. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to try this beer. Thanks also for a great trade.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another of over 150+ different brews that has arrived at my doorstep via BOTMC, let's give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a combination of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts, almost a roasted malted milk ball smell. This is a new one for my olfactories and is quite pleasing. This brew pours to a motor oil color and consistency with a tan, yet transitioning from darker to light, head consisting of multi-sized bubbles ranging from medium to small with a pillow top. Head laces as it recedes. On the taste the mouthfeel quickly stands out as highly viscous and silky. The taste then starts with a milky roasted flavor, that slowly ascends to a sweeter chocolate and vanilla, then transitions to a smoky bitterness that still remains sweet in the background. The finish stays bittersweet throughout. This is a delicious brew, I highly recommend.

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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,304 ratings.