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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,227 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,227
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 64
Gots: 67 | 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.

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Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev -23.7%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

woolybully67, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

bigeyedfish89, Feb 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Chrisbaggz, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

matt062286, Feb 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

VaTechPhilly, Feb 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Shilt, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

AndrewMichael, Feb 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

DocJ87, Jan 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

jskennedy, Jan 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

everlong353, Jan 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

crashoveride, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Gregwa, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Marty30
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 11-18-11. Poured into A Harpoon 100 barrel series glass at 58 degrees.

A. Very black body,no light shines through. Giant 3 finger tan head,dissipates fairly quickly down to a cap. Some lacing on the glass.

S. Robust oaky tones accompanied with strong vanilla notes,followed with milk chocolate and a hint of coffee. Also a prominant smokeyness present.

T. Just as the smell indicates, Lots of oak and vanilla. The smoke and roast balences out the sweet vanilla. Nicely integrated.

M. Feel is spot on for an American stout. Medium feel with a good amount of carbonation. Leaves a sweet roasted aftertaste.

Overall this is a well done American stout that is readily available. I will say that 1 is enough for me in a sitting. Pick one up if you see it.

Marty30, Jan 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

nwatson, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ant880, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

UfosBigRigsnBBQ, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark brown/black with three-finger, tan, creamy, foamy head that lasted a few minutes. Good lacing.

S: Oak, roasted chocolate and coffee. Mild.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Oak and vanilla exactly as advertised. Not sure I like it though. Vanilla carries through in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation and ridiculously smooth. I mean, this is smooth. Slightly warm too, which is nice.

O: This beer looks great and is so smooth, but the nose and taste are just above average in my opinion. Maybe I'm just not a fan of the vanilla. Still, good overall.

SolipsismalCat, Jan 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #101
Served On: 01/05/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: 10/19/2011

Scored this one at Frisco's in Frederick, MD. Thought it would be a great beer to enjoy on a cold winter night such as this.

Look: Poured a pitch black color with no light passing through. Head was 1-finger of a creamy tan froth. The Duvel glass really seemed to showcase the deep richness of this beer's color and aroma.

Smell: There were notes of sweet vanilla and charred oak. Also strong black coffee in the background.

Taste: The beer had a lighter creaminess to the mouth feel - not quite as full as I was expecting. Upfront was vanilla with a brief semisweet chocolate note. Middle was mainly of earthy roasted malts. Finish was a nice coffee bitterness. I did notice the complexity becoming slightly weaker towards the end as the beer warmed.

A little thin for the style - which was disappointing to me. Overall it was a very complex and satisfying stout.

CraftBeerTastic, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

cjbeckman, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

littlelorib, Dec 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

TerrenceOBrien, Dec 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

dbus08, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of StoryOfTheGhost
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got this beer as part of a beer of the month club for Christmas, and I really enjoyed it.

A- Dark black, with a thin dark caramel head

S- I smell the coffee and the wood smells up front. The bourbon is not as strong as a smell as I expected or hoped, but still has a very nice scent to it

T- Very similar to the smell. Great flavor of roasted malts. The bourbon is faint. Very low alcohol taste, which was expected with an abv that runs low for the style

M- This is the reason that I did not give the beer a better rating. Watery. Taste does not stay with you as long as I would desire, which is a shame, because it tastes good

O- This is an excellent beer, and one that I would drink again. It goes down very smooth, and it would be pretty easy to knock back several.

StoryOfTheGhost, Dec 26, 2011
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,227 ratings.