Dominion Oak Barrel Stout | Old Dominion Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,524 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
Ratings:
1,524
Reviews:
702
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
202
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,524 |  Reviews: 702
Photo of rickklein9
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 5EKF
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TAisaBAlla
4.68/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great Beer

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Photo of jp32
2.82/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Look: Pours black in color with a fizzy, off-white colored head that dissipates quickly. Appears to be slightly thin for a stout.

Smell: Vanilla, roasted malts, coffee, wet dog.

Taste: Loads of vanilla. Roasted malts. Raisins. Sharpie marker. Subtle oak notes. Not really sure if they're real or if my brain is imagining them from the label of the beer.

Feel: Thin, and mouth-filling foamy carbonation. It's warm, it's abv is considerably noticed.

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Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CreightonSM
3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Urk1127
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeLacy
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wpreynolds
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mastema
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark black with very little of a cream-colored head.
N: Coffee and roasted malt. I do not detect any of the vanilla
T: Still not much of vanilla. Very pleasant roastiness and not much bitterness. Oakiness comes forward toward the end.
M: Very smooth and creamy. Mild carbonation.
O: A great stout in my books, even though I'm not an expert in this style.

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Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of donspublic
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into tulip, nice 2 finger creamy tan head that recedes to 1 finger and decides to stay for a while. Nice lacing. Looks way bigger than a 6% stout, dark as night and no light passing thru. Smells of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, vanilla, and all the things that make up a great stout. Taste initially a tad bitter, but quickly smooths out. There is some smoke/char to this along with chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla. The mouthfeel is great on this beer for being so low in ABV. Very creamy in the mouth and it has that nice somewhat smokey/vanilla/oak aftertaste the lingers a while. I really wish this beer made it down south

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Photo of rclangk
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Prue
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

L: Pours a clear black color. Mahogany tinged around the edges. Thin tannish-brown head leaves a bit of lacing.

S: Vanilla front and center... roasted malts and char.

T/F: Chocolate and roasted malts... slightly smokey and of course Vanilla. Very smooth... almost creamy in mouthfeel. Low carbonation as expected. Finish is dry with a faint touch of hop bitterness to clean out the off-sweet opening.

O: A pleasing barrel aged stout, with great flavor especially given the relatively low ABV. Still a sipper, just to enjoy the complex flavors but very nice indeed.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of y-check
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A dark pour with a hint of reddish hue when held up to a light. Slightly disappointed with the small thin head but it was a nice creamy tan color just thin. Other than that this is a very good beer. On the nose, it had a nice chocolate vanilla character. Taste starts smooth not overly bitter, kind of that sweet chocolate vanilla mid-taste with a smokey earthy slightly bitter finish. It also has a lighter carbonated feel for a dark stout. Could easily drink several more :)

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Photo of Thirstygoat
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jayehm
4.52/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I really liked this beer. Great balance in terms of flavor.

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Photo of Alexrdvz
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,524 ratings.
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