Dominion Oak Barrel Stout | Old Dominion Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,521 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:
1,521
Reviews:
700
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
201
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,521 |  Reviews: 700
Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love this stout. Very smooth, no bitterness or dry feel. Black in color with off-white creamy head that remains for the entire consumption. Coffee and very light roast flavors with hints of chocolate. I don't get the bourbon that the Alstrom Bros. identify, but do pick up a woody hint. This is one of those beers that I always see in the store, but never buy because, well, it's always available. I finally made the purchase and this is certainly one of those staple go to stouts that I will keep in my supply.

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Photo of casta
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of sposter4
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jefftuck47
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TomMorris
3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MasterRigger
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MacMalt
3.41/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into stout glass. It pours nearly black with some dark mahogany hues and a two finger, foamy tan head and lacing. Unfortunately, I'm getting very little smell: some roasted malt and the faintest whiff of vanilla but nothing else, which is rather disappointing. The tastes include some burnt coffee and chocolate with, again, some faint vanilla. There is also an oaky flavor. For a stout, it is very light both in viscosity and ABV. Overall, it is okay but it pales by comparison to many other stouts. It could use some stronger chocolate and vanilla and could really use some dark fruit.

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

Photo of MGibbons
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LantGladstone
2.52/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

BBE Dec 1, 2015, 6% abc, 330ml bottle from ales by mail (received from them on Dec 10, 2015)

Appearance (Look) = 6%
red brown clear, khaki head

Smell = 24%
roasted malt, faint vanilla

Taste = 40%
hint of vanilla, roasted malt, no hops, light/watery, lactose?


Mouthfeel (Feel) = 10%
light

Overall = 20%
not super impressed. seems watery with very little gravity. stickiness with a hint of sour almost like it is a milk stout or they used lactose to extend something that was thin.

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Photo of Krey213
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jackrodgers77
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickyDee21
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Skabiski
3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kwjd
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of El_Jeffe304
4.51/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Ive had this on tap several times

L: very dark, looks black, brown tints in light; tan creamy head, wish it lasts longer

S: malts; roasted toasty ,smoke; oak; some vanilla; smells great

T: sweet on the start with roasted toasty malts bitterness coming in and balancing it; hints of oak (not overpowering but id like more oak, Smoke hickory flavors, some hop flavor at the end, but not a lot to me; good oak stout overall, that's doesn't feel too heavy.

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Photo of izzyismyrott
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,521 ratings.
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