Dominion Oak Barrel Stout | Old Dominion Brewing Company

Dominion Oak Barrel StoutDominion Oak Barrel Stout
BA SCORE
73.8%
Liked This Beer
3.94 w/ 1,531 ratings
Dominion Oak Barrel StoutDominion Oak Barrel Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old 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:
#5,066
Reviews:
702
Ratings:
1,531
Liked:
1,130
Avg:
3.94/5
pDev:
12.44%
Alströms:
4.47
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
204
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,531 |  Reviews: 702
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4.8/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.8/5  rDev +21.8%

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

this one is one that i was lucky enough to have had 4 years ago and have been searching to get my hands on more ever since, my parents vacationed in virginia and brought me home a 12 pack of this

pours a thin dark reedish black and 3 fingers of head rose to the top of this one, the flavors are bitter chocklat and lightly roasted coffiee, then a smokey flavor takes over in the middle. the end is a bunch of hops and some strong vanilla that is in purfict ballance with the mild oak flavor that is the last sutle flavor you are left with after swallowing. this is a beer that i would drink tons of if i could get my hands on this one, i will savor every one of these that i am lucky to have in my posetion

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4.8/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.8/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of nortmand
4.78/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Deep mahogany blck pour, with a five inch tan head. Hot damn! Lace all around.

Oak spiciness dominates the smell. Underlying roast and vanilla.

Rich chocolate roast taste to begin. Ends with an astringent vanilla beauty.

Rich and full bodied, this beer is delicious and at only 5% is very sessionable and complex. The drink by dat is April 2004. Disregard that, this beer is very cellarable. Excellent beverage.

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Photo of Owlish1
4.78/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a rich dark brown, almost black with a hint of russet highlights. The half-inch head faded quickly but left a heavy lacing. The aroma is a lovely sweet smokiness with notes of coffee and charred oak. The taste is smooth, smooth, smooth! Coffee, smoky malts, a hint of dark chocolate. There is a hint of bitterness in the finish but it doesn't linger. Medium carbonation doesn't interfere with the flavor. What else can I say? It's delightful.

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Photo of marc77
4.77/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at the brewpub. Virtually black in hue w/ a thick, dense, creamy beige head that leaves intricate lace. Roasted barley coffee notes, dark caramel and milk chocolate in aroma, w/ a touch of diacetyl butterscotch. Hugely oaky vanilla flavor from the barrel conditioning accompanied by a perfectly smooth chocolate malt, carob and dark crystal malt combination. Superlative balance of rich malt flavors and hop bitterness. It's hearty, full bodied, yet isn't overly rich. Oak Barrel Stout (formerly known as Bourbon Stout) finishes w/ a light sweetness and satisfying lingering roastiness. Absolutely outstanding and truly unique.

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Photo of DookDrinkyCrow
4.77/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark Amber pour, virtually non-transparent, as a stout should be

Smell: Sweet, Malty, Oak Barrel

Taste: Roasted Malt character, then slowly melts away with a sweet buttery vanilla finish

Mouthfeel: Smooth

Drinkability: Good drinkability, however it can fill you up fast

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Photo of ryancoker
4.77/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of eby
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a very dark opaque black with brown head. (I'm talking black to the point where my mag-lite couldn't be seen through it except for a tint of ruby) Has decent head retention. Smell is sweet, mostly roast and vanilla. Taste is well-balanced with the vanilla coming to the forefront. Also has a cocoa-ish taste to it. Extremely smooth to drink. I have to say this is one of the few stouts I think I could sit down and just drink gallons of. I drove 2 hours to the store where I picked this up and I must say the trip was not wasted. A must try. One day I hope to try it on tap.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of garthwaite
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This masterpiece pours nearly black with a tan bubbly head that lasts the entire pint. All kinds of subtle scents to pick up - deep earthy cocoa, roasted malt, honey, oak, & of course - vanilla. This stout tastes ridiculously good. Perfect blend of rich & fantastic chocolate malts with millions of complexities from delicate vanilla to roasted oak with hints of bourbon & subtle tobacco in between. This brew is full-bodied with a silky smooth milk-like feel. The finish is earthy with a perfect touch of bourbon. Simply spectacular.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 73.8% out of 100 with 1,531 ratings
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