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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,285 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,285
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 64
Gots: 76 | 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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Photo of taigor
4/5  rDev +1.8%

taigor, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

HamGlade10, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Bung
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes .On tap. Black/brown pour, tan head with small amounts sticking to the glass. Barrel dominates the aromas with some roast malt and cocoa. Taste is a good blend of all of these. Vanilla oak blended with some chocolate and roast malt. Finish with a twinge of coffee and vanilla. A little thinner than one would like for a stout. Nothing mindblowing, but very good for a "regular" stout.

Bung, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Jsmitty1967
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Jsmitty1967, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of vette2006c5r
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oak Barrel Stout pours a black color, with a small dark tan head. There are chocolate, and vanilla odors, with a hint of coffee. The taste is nice and full. Good blend of chocolate and vanilla, with hints of coffee, on a smokey malty, slightly bitter backbone. The flavors aren't overpowering, and blend nicely. Nice creamy consistency, great taste, easy to drink. Overall a fantastic stout, complex flavors, but put together perfectly.

vette2006c5r, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of troysoy2
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Opaque black in my large Ommegang tulip. Finger and a half of fine khaki head quickly diminishes to a surface covering. Not much lacing really.

Sweet on the nose. Caramel, hints of oak and bourbon, dark roasted malt, vanilla.

The taste is also quite sweet, but it's not cloying. Vanilla and caramel on the front, with the roasted malt bitterness following. Warm, oak notes come out after that, on a velvety smooth finish with a hint of warm alcohol.

I'm impressed, but it might be a little too sweet for my liking.

troysoy2, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

IrishGermanAmerican, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of Dave1999
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a pure black colour with a thin tan head.

The smell was of malts and tabacco smoke, maybe the smokey smell is from the oak.

The taste was of coffee, malts with some bitter hops.

The mouthfeel was OK but kind of on the thin side.

Overall it was a decent stout if unremarkable.

Dave1999, Feb 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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

woolybully67, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of bigeyedfish89
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
Photo of VaTechPhilly
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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

Shilt, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +1.8%

AndrewMichael, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of DocJ87
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
Photo of Gregwa
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
Photo of nwatson
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

nwatson, Jan 13, 2012
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,285 ratings.