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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,219 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,219
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 63
Gots: 66 | 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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zac16125

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass
Born on date: 1/27/12

A: Opaque black with just over 2 fingers width of light khaki colored head, which takes a fair amount of time to dissipate down to a thick film which remains throughout the drink.  Leaves a few sporadic areas of patchy lacing.

S: Roasted malts, chocolate, oak,vanilla, a touch of dark fruits. The bourbon character is very subtle, but nonetheless a very inviting aroma on this one.  

T: A big roasted malt character, a nice milk chocolate flavor, vanilla,  a mild degree of coffee, a hint of dark fruits (raisin),  a degree of booze is noted which is surprising considering the relatively low ABV.  It leaves a nice lingering milk chocolate and roasted malt aftertaste.  Pretty tasty but I am getting effectively no bourbon notes, which is disappointing.  Still real good though.

M/D: Silky smooth, carbonation on the low side which I like,  medium to light bodied.  Mouthfeel is a little thin, but not bad for a single stout.  Pretty good drinkability, I could certainly see this as a sessionable stout.

O: Overall, a real good beer.  One of the better single stouts I have had.  Decent complexity in the palate profile, and a great nose. I wish the bourbon characters were more prominent, but still well done, and worth a try especially as a flavorful, sessionable alternative to a big RIS.  

04-05-2012 03:42:33 | More by zac16125
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howard12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-05-2012 01:33:56 | More by howard12
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mcphish22

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-04-2012 15:27:46 | More by mcphish22
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theRevBrewmaster

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-03-2012 23:47:20 | More by theRevBrewmaster
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +9.4%

Pours a deep brown with a coffee-tan head. Bitter dark malts on the nose along with vanilla, coffee, chocolate and a touch of oak.

Rich creaminess up front with bitter dark malts. Sweet chocolate and caramel round out the edges around mid palate creating a semi-sweet taste which is then cut by a dry oakiness. Its not a lot of oakiness but its just the right amount across the back of the tongue that it creates a nice dry finish and brings the beers flavor ride to rest.

Incredibly complex with more flavors than I can name including touches of smoke and creamy vanilla as well as coffee. The layers of flavor are immense and all compliment each other amazingly. An impressive brew.

04-03-2012 22:56:43 | More by jtierney89
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rarbring

Sweden

3.05/5  rDev -22.4%

The brew is dark brown, almost black, a high tan head, medium lacing and curtains.

Smelling of sweet chocolate, dates and figs.

More chocolate, milk chocolate on chocolate bread, oak chips, some lemon peel.

Medium carbonation, a bit flat, medium body.

Wonder if the oak really improved this one.

04-02-2012 20:53:30 | More by rarbring
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WhatTheAle1973

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

04-01-2012 00:02:00 | More by WhatTheAle1973
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-31-2012 23:24:04 | More by muskiesman
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-31-2012 00:35:44 | More by RoryOMoore
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TennesseeTim


4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-29-2012 17:49:34 | More by TennesseeTim
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-29-2012 00:10:23 | More by Hessian257
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justinp

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-28-2012 23:41:56 | More by justinp
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beersis81

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.7%

03-27-2012 16:46:38 | More by beersis81
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pixieskid

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

03-26-2012 15:04:15 | More by pixieskid
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zillo043068

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-24-2012 16:29:29 | More by zillo043068
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-23-2012 00:25:15 | More by djrn2
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Apex

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-18-2012 19:32:27 | More by Apex
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TheDarkKnight

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-17-2012 02:36:40 | More by TheDarkKnight
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

03-15-2012 05:18:47 | More by DCgolfpro
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

4.9/5  rDev +24.7%

I think I just found the perfect stout! Freshness dated to 01/27/12 (bottling date).

Sweet malted aroma with hint of vanilla. Pours deep ruby/brown with a full dark beige head. The head lingers and then laces the glass all the way down to the end. Taste is mildly hopped and lightly sweet from the vanilla. Pleasing to the tounge and palate!

03-13-2012 20:56:10 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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NewportBoom


4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-13-2012 01:49:28 | More by NewportBoom
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-12-2012 19:36:20 | More by ShemRahBoo
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NumberNone

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-12-2012 17:37:13 | More by NumberNone
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-11-2012 22:29:02 | More by thegerm87
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-10-2012 19:02:41 | More by brez8791
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
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