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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,185 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,185
Reviews: 654
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 59
Gots: 59 | 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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mooseisloose

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 19:52:39 | More by mooseisloose
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Kstone01


4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

09-26-2012 20:39:00 | More by Kstone01
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rypkr

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

08-14-2012 23:51:56 | More by rypkr
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NikD

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

03-31-2013 01:00:31 | More by NikD
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hellisia

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

04-27-2014 22:33:22 | More by hellisia
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Enoch

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

08-13-2012 18:31:39 | More by Enoch
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matzah

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

04-08-2012 19:18:46 | More by matzah
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

11-28-2011 23:00:56 | More by nmann08
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CaverDave

New York

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

07-05-2013 22:30:36 | More by CaverDave
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shep8821

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

02-09-2013 07:26:39 | More by shep8821
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

10-16-2012 00:34:20 | More by zekeman17
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wrightst

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

06-26-2014 02:41:39 | More by wrightst
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RealAleBlanco

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

06-14-2013 21:51:52 | More by RealAleBlanco
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bolanrox

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

06-03-2013 16:45:23 | More by bolanrox
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mttdls

New York

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

09-19-2012 19:53:05 | More by mttdls
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Eyevahn

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

01-03-2014 16:28:48 | More by Eyevahn
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jp312

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

09-03-2012 23:44:25 | More by jp312
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Oakinsola

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

08-04-2013 16:54:16 | More by Oakinsola
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evavro

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

09-16-2012 23:47:26 | More by evavro
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Hrodebert

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

07-22-2014 02:45:33 | More by Hrodebert
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Edwin

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My new favorite beer. This is an awesome brew and absolutely MUST be tried.

Appearance - Pours out a black body with a delicious loking tan head. Looks aren't everything, so I was, of course, cynical, but it does look beautiful.

Smell - A wonderful mix of nuts, chocolate, grains, and just plain beer goodness.

Taste - Incredible. Nutty, chocolaty, grainy, sweet, but not overly. An explosion of a stout that completely blew me away. I am a stout lover, but this one really broke the mold and shines through.

Mouthfeel - Just like any micro stout...smooth as a baby's ass.

Drinkability - I can say this is one beer that makes me drop anchor. I was trying to order something different every beer and had to keep ordering these. An excellent beer to drink for an evening.

Overall - Get this beer. It's truly a testament to stouts.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2004 23:03:50 | More by Edwin
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Waveoff

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

05-28-2013 03:09:32 | More by Waveoff
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drewbage

California

4.72/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 12 fluid ounce bottle with room for a bottling date, but none printed. Bottle presented courtesy of Garthwaite.

Beer pours deep black and dense with a very low tan head that moves into little patches quickly.

Aroma is rich with coffee like oak tones and a strong vanilla that plays into the spiciness of the oak (and it's own natural sources of vanillian)

Flavor is coffee roasted and caramel with a thick rich body that is quickly undercut by the acidity of the roast and the tannins of the oak.

Very nicely balanced brew and rich with an amazing character normally associated with stronger beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2004 07:30:55 | More by drewbage
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plazabevinc

Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours Very Black (like coke)and rich with a nice dark head. The smell and taste of oak is very noticeable. The beer has a very earthy smell and taste. It is a great beer for the price. May be my favorite beer in this category. It is a great bridge beer between lighter beers and hard core stouts. I hope AB INC's marketing takes this beer to more markets to show it's true potential.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2008 03:47:44 | More by plazabevinc
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barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

4.7/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to aprilluvsbeer for this via trade! I make an occaisional stout and love to try all sorts. Many times, my own variations on a recipee included, I'm better off sticking with favorites.

This brew is the definition of tasty sbulime stout! Wows without needing to hit you over the head with any one flavor.

A - Rich ruby black with a creamy light tan head

S -Rich malts, oak, vanilla, chocolate, coffee and toffee.

T - like it smells but velvety smooth and very well balance. Almost soft if that makes any sense.

M - very smooth and creamy .

D - goes down very easy.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2006 19:44:47 | More by barleywinebrewer
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