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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,216 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,216
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 61
Gots: 66 | 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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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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!

06-14-2007 17:10:49 | More by BEERchitect
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reyna311

Delaware

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-06-2014 19:40:29 | More by reyna311
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NHSTEVE

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-03-2012 23:18:39 | More by NHSTEVE
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ghirsh


4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-20-2012 17:45:23 | More by ghirsh
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WiserBud

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-08-2014 01:14:50 | More by WiserBud
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thecarster1

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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!

12-31-2010 21:30:15 | More by thecarster1
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cichief

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

06-26-2008 23:13:30 | More by cichief
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necoadam

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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!

01-23-2005 20:56:33 | More by necoadam
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littlelorib

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-30-2011 00:47:28 | More by littlelorib
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TheTinDoor

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-12-2012 00:58:46 | More by TheTinDoor
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-05-2014 03:01:43 | More by klipper
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Honeycutt

Delaware

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-14-2012 20:41:49 | More by Honeycutt
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CrowdedMill


4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-20-2012 01:52:56 | More by CrowdedMill
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Maceyka

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-18-2012 22:47:41 | More by Maceyka
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52P48

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-16-2013 08:40:34 | More by 52P48
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Wasatch

Utah

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Thanks goes to BuckEyeNation for this. Bottled 07/19/06

Pours a nice black color, nice carbonation, nice fizzy tan head, nice little oil spills and lacing follow. The nose is of slightly roasted sweet malts, lots of vanilla, and some coffee/caramel. The taste is sweet, vanilla, and a nice touch of coffee/caramel. This stout is quite different to me than other's I've had so far, sweeter, and more vanilla in there. Medium body. Very drinkable, highly recommended.

01-09-2007 02:58:18 | More by Wasatch
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BrianFarragher

Delaware

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-15-2014 23:10:02 | More by BrianFarragher
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-18-2011 18:18:48 | More by HopStoopid120
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hungryghost

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Pours the deepest of dark mahogany, small brown head, little to no lacing.
Smell is sweet of vanilla, roasted caramel and a slight hint of coffee.
Very well balanced beer for the amount of flavors. Velvety smooth going across the taste buds. Feel the vanilla, roasted caramel and slightly sweet malt, all the flavors are smooth, nothing is overpowering. Nice. Something different in the finish, not smoke, dare I say woody/oakey?
It is a little thinner than I generally like a stout to be but the flavor makes up for it.

06-25-2005 03:15:14 | More by hungryghost
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brdc

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Thanks wasatch for this one; small capped bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled September 2007.

It is a very dark brew, although reddish brown highlights are seen around the edges. The voluminous head is coffee and milk colored, dissipating a bit too quickly.
Aroma is mostly roasted malts, with hints of oak and vanilla, but not very noticeable.
Medium bodied, shows the same tastes, although here the vanilla comes (slightly) more to the front.
An interesting stout, worthwhile.

05-31-2008 00:43:17 | More by brdc
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BeerInspector

Delaware

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-18-2013 02:27:15 | More by BeerInspector
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matt062286

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-10-2012 14:46:24 | More by matt062286
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-10-2012 00:55:03 | More by jrohrbacher
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-17-2012 00:55:52 | More by Gregwa
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-10-2014 23:28:00 | More by wvbrewcrew
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,216 ratings.