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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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very good

1,283 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,283
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 64
Gots: 75 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

GapingMcNulty, Jul 29, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle served in a snifter. Bottled on 05/12/14.

Appearance: Completely black with a thin cappuccino-color ring and skin across the top.Islands and strands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Roasted malt and hint of raisins. Maybe a little bit of smoke wood and smoky notes and some chocolate, but they're weak.

Taste: Black coffee, roasted malts, oak with hints of vanilla. Simple but well done. Vanilla blooms in the mouth as the beer warms up; it's a delayed taste.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, but not as thick and creamy as you expect in a stout. A bit on the watery side. Light carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: Overall it's missing some things that I would expect from a stout (smell is mild and the mouthfeel is weak), and yet it's got a quite good flavor profile and appearance. So overall, very good in some aspects and weak in others making it an above average stout in my opinion. Not sure I would want another one in an evening, but I think with food like steak or even dessert a second glass would be welcoming.

damndirtyape, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

grimey68, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

JDizzle, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

bigbluebeerguy, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Chuffbomb, Jul 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Hrodebert, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

John_Beeryman, Jul 21, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black with a lingering frothy cappuccino head.

Nutty, toasted malt, coffee grounds, and vanilla form the initial aroma. Roast malt and toasted oak emerge as it warms.

Flavor has a deeply roasted malt backbone throughout, with lightly bitter coffee and notes of char emerging in the finish, accompanied by oak. Hints of dark cherries hit early, adding complexity. Vanilla is fairly subtle, but this has aged a year.

Body is moderate, with modest carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

Fairly complex beer, with a nice tart and char balance. It's not overly roasted, and the toasted oak complements well.

barczar, Jul 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Walkerjgt, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BrianFarragher, Jul 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

michael_148, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

cooperla1, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

BSUBronco, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Johnroby, Jul 12, 2014
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Mattalmond, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Chikincoop, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of sommersb
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 07-03-2014
Freshness: Bottled on 03-25-2014
Packaging: 12 oz. bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Single from Let's Pour mailorder

A: Big tan head sits on a black, opaque beer. Shows good head retention and lacing.

A: Smells like roasted malts, oak wood, coffee and lightly of vanilla.

T: Flavors include dark bread, toasted grain, coffee and chocolate. Bitterness is light.

M: Light in body with a moderate carbonation, the finish is semi-dry with notes of chocolate and toasted malts.

O: All in all a very good stout that I'd recommend.

sommersb, Jul 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Sean32, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

PjDaley13, Jun 29, 2014
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,283 ratings.