Dominion Oak Barrel Stout | Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,271
Reviews:
708
Ratings:
1,554
pDev:
12.44%
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
207
Trade:
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Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Form the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This mighty fine stout pours a
deep blackish brown with a nice head of off white foam that settles
to a thick ring, light subtle film,. and shows spotty lacing. Nose of
oak, smoke, deeply roasted malts, subtle earthy tones, and a hint of
vanilla with char. Flavors are perfect for the style showing a char
laced chocolate malt touched with coffee and smoke that dance
about earthy malts and subtle oak flavors. Vanilla is very light
with a lightly zesty hop note that is balanced and perfect.
nice mouth feel; full body, light carbonation that is just enough to
give lift to this stout, and a lightly dry finish.

Excellent!

Cheers

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Photo of rudiecantfail
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass. While pouring through light, the beer was clear, not cloudy. Once poured, it is opaque, impenetrable dark brown. Nice fluffy light brown head had little retention and faded to a cap. Nice lacing.

S---Burnt malts. Nothing else detectable under the heavy charred malt aroma. No subtleties sneaking through.

T---A touch of vanilla, as advertised. A slight chocolate note as well. Charred malts follow from the nose, but there are subtle flavors as well in the taste.

F---Fairly light. Decent carbonation. Almost an oily feel on a few sips (??).

O---A nice stout. I definitely would drink another. It was, however, a little bit of a letdown as I was expecting more based on the oak/vanilla on the label.

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Photo of Quafftastic
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lur
4.8/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

great beer. great flavor. perfect weight.

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Photo of KingMatthewsDad
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heddar33
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Speartron
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favouritr stouts by far. Impenetrable dark stout colour. Oak and vanilla bean one the nose. An upfront smokey oak hits the back of my tongue, with a caramel and vanilla note coming in after. Mild bitterness that compliments the taste very well. No overwhelming vanilla taste, which instead compliments the smoked taste. A terrific stout! 6pk for $10.99
Well worth the money. I've mildly aged one 8 or so months and it reduces the bitterness a bit, and helps to draw out the oak even more.

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Photo of Thebio2
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good tasting stout. Not as thick of a taste/texture as other stouts but not so far as to me not buying again. Had a different label on mine, one with a chick in a barrel have a good time. Could be a older or newer style? Anyway, good beer!

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Photo of Trailboss76
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown root beer color. Beautiful light brown, worn saddle-leather looking foamy head. Malty aroma. Picking up malty, notes of coffee, chocolate in the flavor / taste. Well-carbonated. Maybe even a little caramel in the smell.

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Photo of npfreeman
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrancisM12
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenMaalouf
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesBondGA
3.37/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Djoneil
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint on nitro at DuClaw in the Arundel Mills mall

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djembeist
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a bad brew...3 out of 5. She pours dark with a tan head. Smells of oak and vanilla. Mouthfeel is smooth with a sharp charcoal bite in the aftertaste. Makes you want to sip it, enjoy it....spend some time with it. Not a bad beer at all

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Photo of OriolesFan1008
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deansellers
4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerSexLove
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lampro
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A decent stout. Maybe just a little watery, but still enjoyable.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,554 ratings