Dominion Oak Barrel Vanilla Stout | Old Dominion Brewing Company

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3.8/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company
Delaware, United States
olddominion.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-03-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings:
8
pDev:
13.68%
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Photo of 4thelvofbeer
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a six-pack of this stout on 1-29-12. Not sure this stout is "retired" as the description says--bottling date on the label was 12-15-11 and the store where I purchased it had quite a few sixes on the shelf.

A nice stout with some really good flavor. Nice vanilla/oaky taste with a smooth finish. Very drinkable. May seem a little watered down to some, but I enjoyed it--a "lite" stout. Really nice overall.

Not the power and depth of some of the more popular barrel-aged stouts on the market right now, but also did not come with the crazy price some of the bigger stouts are getting.

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3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not real impressed, possible because I've been drinking Stone IRS lately.

Appearance- Pours black with a rich light colored head. Kinda thin and watery in the pour.

Smell- Both the oak and the vanilla come thorough nicely. Mild malt sweetness but kinda bland. No real hop notes at all.

Taste- Here's where it falls down. Watery and bland. Like the smell, the vanilla and oak come through but just barely. Not much malt sweetness, which is what I expect from a stout. No real hop bitterness, there's hops there but nothing outstanding. I think it all comes down to the lack of malt sweetness and thickness. It's watery and weak. It's not a bad beer, no faults to complain about other than the lack of anything outstanding.

Mouthfeel- Crisp and clean, astringent oak comes through clearly.

Drinkability- Definitely a drinkable beer, not much heavier than any pale ale. It's OK, just not great.

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Dominion Oak Barrel Vanilla Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 8 ratings