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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,248 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,248
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 63
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  rDev +1.8%

KSfrost, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

wagner617, May 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Vienna Inn.

Nice appearance in the glass, opaque brown to black color, tan head is frothy. Aroma is nice and roasty, with coffee and dark malts. Taste is also roasty in nature, bitter chocolate and roast coffee. Some vanilla come through toward the finish. Not real bitter in the end, this is an easy drinker.

Great smooth mouthfeel and a nice light to medium body. Again, an easy to drink stout with a great taste.

ZimZamZoom, Jun 23, 2010
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

rydev24, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

njnj2000, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

CreekyJarls, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jmdrpi, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

mcrago, Sunday at 06:46 PM
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

djtomain, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

NumberNone, Mar 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

gregm957, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice Stout. Even without the barrel aging, be beer would prove to be a worthy brew. The beer opens with a viscous very dark brown color with basic opaque barriers. Thinly headed with good lacing, the foam endures the session with confidence. Smells richly malty with coffee, chocolate, and smooth vanillas. Flavors are again, very rich and robust with sweet malts, roastiness, vanilla, and a hint of currant but ultimately a cleanly fermented goodness. The beer is super smooth and velvety due to the barrel aging and vanilla silkiness. Finishes medium sweet and medium dry with a clean lingering maltiness. Moderate alcohols keep the beer far away from roughness, fusals, or astringency. A tasty beer for any occation.

Thanks JNN4V!

BEERchitect, Jun 14, 2007
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

reyna311, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

NHSTEVE, May 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ghirsh, Aug 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

WiserBud, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- bottle poured into a nonic pint, one finger fades to a nice layering of lace, dark color.

s- woody, sweet vanilla, toast, toffee maybe a touch diacetyl.

t- vanilla, oak, smooth toasty biscuit, tough toffee, and a bit of coffee/chocolate sweetness.

m- medium to full, silky/smooth, coating.

d- nice, this isn't the most complex or mind blowing stout out there but it's very drinkable and does down easily, i'd drink this again!

thecarster1, Dec 31, 2010
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft at the Frisco Grille, Columbia, MD.

A- Pours very dark brown, slight reddish tint on the edge, nice light-brown head.

S- Caught a scent of the oak in the nose, otherwise some malted barley, not much else.

T- Sweeter in the beginning, but finishes dry, some hint of the oak, but not much (thankfully), some hint of vanilla and coffee.

M- Pretty smooth throughout, medium to thick in body.

D- Rather drinkable, an old friend I hadn't had in a few years.

cichief, Jun 27, 2008
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a dark, dark brown/ruby color with a tan head, but went to lacing after a while.

Smell consisted of light scents of vanilla and oak come at you first, with some roasted malts and ever so light hops also come through.

Taste was good. There's more vanilla in the taste than in the aroma, but the oak was about the same. Towards the middle the roasted malts come in nicely to balance it all out.

Mouthfeel was between light-medium, but quite creamy. Perhaps a bit overcarbonated, but I won't knock any points for that, it was pretty minor.

Nice. I like the addition of the oak mixing with the malts to give it a raw earthy feel to it.

Many thanks Pisskynights!

necoadam, Jan 23, 2005
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

littlelorib, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

TheTinDoor, Aug 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

bluehende, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

klipper, Jan 05, 2014
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Honeycutt, Oct 14, 2012
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,248 ratings.