Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -11.2%
Bottle poured into stone snifter.
Appearence is decent. Smell is lacking. It kills me that they can claim "oak barrel stout" when it is just aged on oak chips - not in actual barrels. Taste follows the nose - almost like a weak stout with a hint of vanilla. This seems way overrated.
04-08-2014 01:11:15 | More by hops202
4/5 rDev +1.5%
12oz. pint on tap at Pinocchio's in Media, PA.
A: Opaque black with a two-finger creamy tan head. Absolutely no light shining through, even when held up to direct sunlight. Head retention is superb, with some decent khaki lacing left down the glass.
S: Coffee, caramel, hints of vanilla, oak, and bourbon-like booze.
T: Lots of roasted malts upfront provided some smokiness and sweetness; vanilla and caramel with some underlying roasted coffee bitterness and some boozy bourbon. Lots of roasted flavors in the finish. Bourbon character comes through a lot as the beer warms.
M: Full-body, smooth as satin with tons of creaminess and subdued carbonation. Not overly heavy, went well with some appetizers.
O: Definitely one of the better stouts I've had. Lots of rich, complex flavors with smooth drinking qualities. A definite recommendation.
03-23-2014 01:38:42 | More by ThePaintedGrey
3.84/5 rDev -2.5%
What a truly excellent beer. Pours a dark black with a foamy, 1-2" tan head. I can't recall ever having a beer that leaves as much lacing along the glass as this one. The smell is strong with vanilla beans, chocolate, malt, roasted barley -- excellent. The predominant aspect of the taste is definitely the vanilla beans -- a perfect amount of carbonation makes this very easy to drink. Had this with some hamburger sliders w/ onions and pickles and it was a great match. Highly recommend.
02-25-2014 15:38:20 | More by oldirtycaffrey
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
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