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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,232 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,232
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 63
Gots: 68 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presented in a 12oz. bottle with a "bottled on" date of 3 May 04 on the back of the label. Poured into an imperial pint glass, this stout exhibited a uniform dark brown color topped by a modest beige head that dwindled down rather quickly to a thin collar.
The nose had a hefty vanilla aroma to it, easily outpacing the oak wood notes and the hint of bourbon. Some mild espresso and roasted dark malt notes also crept into the overall picture. The vanilla didn't translate very well to the taste to me, becoming more a supporting player to the woody flavor and slight booziness of the bourbon. A rich dark malt flavor and lingering bitterness provided a solid backdrop for the other flavors to spring forth from. The feel was medium in body, creamy and quite smooth.
All in all, Dominion Oak Barrel Stout was a pleasant brew that was easily quaffable. Thanks to EyeChartBrew for providing me with the gift.

Boilermaker88, Aug 17, 2004
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A very large light milk cocoa head of about four fingers is produced that seems quite foamy and uniform. This head just doesn't wanna budge or go anywhere. Kind of pock marked and not totally uniform but looks pretty good.

On the nose is some toasty malt, but also some salty jerky quality. It does smell sort of rauchbier like which seems unusual, but it's quite alright.

Taste is kind of basic but solid. Smoke meat and sausage on the finish really big. Rauchbier feel and wetness. In the mouth though there isn't much taste to this beer and it seems to only bring the flavor out on the finish. Some wet feel for body, and a little quick and dry.

Overall though this is kind of surprising this is not what I expected for this style, I was thinking more of big roast and chocolate/coffee/licorice sort of for this style. But it's basically rauchbier light to me and a good one to boot.

smakawhat, Apr 08, 2011
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,232 ratings.