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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,247 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,247
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 63
Gots: 70 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

hellisia, Apr 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

RealAleBlanco, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of jyoung2012
4/5  rDev +1.8%

jyoung2012, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of jduffy21
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this from a bottle poured in to a Samuel Adams glass. This stout was black as night with a beautiful tan head that reduces to a nice thin lace on top. This has smell of a robust coffee. The first sip is of coffee with a hints of vanilla at the end. Overall this is a really flavorful stout. This stout is smooth drinking, definitely on of my favorites. Very tasty!

jduffy21, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of beermanWV
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black with a moderate chocolate head.

Bourbon is the most predominate smell, followed by oak, and vanilla. These three smells overpower a hint of roasted malt.

Oak and vanilla at first, followed by sweetness and the warmth of the alcohol. Tons of flavor. Mouthfeel is thinner than expected compared to the strong aromas and complex flavor. I recommend to those who enjoy oak aged beers. Something different with the vanilla.

Good beer to relax in the evening after a long day. I don't think I would want to drink more than 2 in evening.

beermanWV, Oct 25, 2010
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

gonemicrophishing, Oct 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

KSfrost, May 19, 2013
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3.32/5  rDev -15.5%

bluematerial, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of maestrotmbg
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Smells outstanding poured directly from the bottle. Slightly sweet and quite toasted. The head disappears quite quickly leaving a dark pleasing baking chocolate color beer. This great start is somewhat let down once you get the beer into your mouth however. The prominent toasty oakiness in the smell is very subtle in the flavor which is lighter than many beers in this style and flees the pallet quite abruptly. The negligable mouthfeel and aftertaste makes this beer easy to drink which I guess is a plus. It's not bad but I won't be recommending it to anyone who is looking for an oak aged stout.

maestrotmbg, May 09, 2008
Photo of greywolf
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this beer had become a fav myself and my wife and a few freinds first tried this beer at the brewery in dover de,,,
it was truly amazing,,,the color smell teste.was just awsome..i do suggest if u get this beer in the bottle let it rest b4 drinking...i found this to be better but thats just me...enjoy

greywolf, Jun 22, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

walt5, Sep 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

theRevBrewmaster, Apr 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

MrSomeone, Jul 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

michael_148, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jsnichols83, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of DOCALYN
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Of all the stouts except Imperial Stouts I like this one best. Creamy and malty full of wonderfull bourbon aromas this stout is not as dry as a typical Irish Stout. The bitterness of BlackPatent malt is subdued and balanced tho' dry not excessive. Best enjoyed on tap.

DOCALYN, Aug 13, 2001
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

mchunt25, Aug 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

sbframp, Aug 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

genkidetchu, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Maceyka, Sep 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

NewportBoom, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of plazabevinc
4.72/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours Very Black (like coke)and rich with a nice dark head. The smell and taste of oak is very noticeable. The beer has a very earthy smell and taste. It is a great beer for the price. May be my favorite beer in this category. It is a great bridge beer between lighter beers and hard core stouts. I hope AB INC's marketing takes this beer to more markets to show it's true potential.

plazabevinc, Oct 10, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Eyevahn, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of 64vdub
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this as an extra in a trade. I'm not much of a stout drinker, but this one was tasty. Super smooth and easy to drink. There is a wonderful oakiness which I know was intended and just a slight hint of vanilla over the roasted malt body. I am impressed...this beer may have just opened a new door for me.

64vdub, Apr 20, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +10.9%

hopuntilyoudrop, Oct 14, 2014
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,247 ratings.