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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,183 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,183
Reviews: 654
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 59
Gots: 58 | 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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nrombes

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-01-2013 04:31:09 | More by nrombes
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rokoch27

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful roasted, burnt aroma and black as night with slight browning around the edges when held up to light. Glides down your throat like soft silk, temping you with flavors of vanilla oak and dark malt. This beer is sweet like dark chocolate and complex enough to sit and savor, but not overly so. Good stuff Old Dominion!

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2006 17:58:35 | More by rokoch27
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Beer4Mike

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-12-2012 16:39:45 | More by Beer4Mike
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-23-2014 15:10:08 | More by Chuffbomb
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ptykozoon

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours obsidian, nice light brown head, decent lacing.

Smell is ripe fruit; cherries, raisin. Then the vanilla, a light espresso and hints of cocoa.

Taste is rich and colorful, nice amount of chocolate mixed with vanilla.

Mouthfeel is lighter than expected, as I wasn't aware of the 5.2 abv. Very solid for the alcohol content. There is an element of toned down wateriness, however this beer handles it well. Unusual dry and refreshing finish. Sticky guinness-like mouthfeel.

Drinkability is excellent given the alcohol. A standout brew, quite frankly I wish they distributed here.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2010 02:32:35 | More by ptykozoon
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-03-2012 01:04:29 | More by AndrewMichael
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-23-2013 00:00:05 | More by JohnnieNepal
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jyoung2012

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-04-2014 12:28:29 | More by jyoung2012
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rapayn01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-10-2012 01:01:10 | More by rapayn01
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ant880

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-12-2012 21:27:26 | More by ant880
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-02-2013 23:28:06 | More by redfox405
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-07-2014 02:20:27 | More by hockeyfighter19
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-13-2012 15:58:06 | More by dunix
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-27-2012 14:48:01 | More by HamGlade10
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-14-2011 08:12:44 | More by Jspriest
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jsnichols83

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-28-2014 21:38:38 | More by jsnichols83
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jco3rd

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-21-2012 23:08:38 | More by jco3rd
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DaveOrlowski

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-06-2014 13:35:27 | More by DaveOrlowski
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-23-2011 18:56:30 | More by mmcnaughton
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scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-23-2012 03:54:19 | More by scott2269
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CWBlues

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks go to jhughes23 for this one.

A: Pours jet black with two fingers of a dirty-cream colored head. Leaves a little lacing as it dissipates.

S: Mostly oak on the nose, with a fair bit of vanilla as well. Bit of cocoa as well. Smells good, but not strong.

T: Lots of coffee up front. A little bit of vanilla, probably from the oak. Roasted barley. Even a little bit of a Coca-Cola taste. Very well balanced with no one taste being too overpowering. Everything levels out.

M: Fair amount of carbonation. Not quite the motor-oil stickiness you get with some stouts. Actually feels fairly light on the palate. Good stuff. Goes down easy.

O: It's good, for what it is. I'd like to try one with a bit more vanilla on it (I think that's a special kind of this one, right?). Very enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 01:40:45 | More by CWBlues
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howard12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-05-2012 01:33:56 | More by howard12
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Bill235

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-09-2013 19:43:05 | More by Bill235
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illeagle05

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-26-2013 03:11:21 | More by illeagle05
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Jay82

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-20-2013 00:39:48 | More by Jay82
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,183 ratings.