Dominion Oak Barrel Stout | Old Dominion Brewing Company

Dominion Oak Barrel StoutDominion Oak Barrel Stout
BA SCORE
3.94/5
1,532 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:
#5,205
Reviews:
702
Ratings:
1,532
pDev:
12.44%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
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85
Gots:
204
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Bottled date was 01/22/13, so about 7 months old.

Poured black with a 1 finger tan head. The head dissipated quite quickly into a thin covering with a collar. Lacing therefore, was minimal.

All I could get from the nose was some coffee. Didn't get the vanilla at all.

Taste was pretty decent. The coffee was faint, but present.

Mouth was a little below medium. Got some of that slightly sour and acrid stout burn around the edge of the tongue. And right at the end in the finish, was the slight taste of vanilla. Finish was also somewhat dry.

All in all, an okay stout. Nothing to write home about, but goes down easy. It's possible I didn't let it warm up enough, since the last third was the most enjoyable. Another one is in the beer fridge, so if it's significantly different, I'll re-review. My first beer from this brewery.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jet with a full, thick, creamy light brown head. foam clings tot he glass as it dissipates. Leaves a nice layer of bubbles all the way to the bottom.

Smells of vanilla, plumbs, coffee and a bit of yeast.

Could be clouded by having an Expedition Stout, but this seems subtle. Some coffee, bit of chocolate. I get the oak. Not much hops, I don't like too much hops.

Creamy, medium body, very drinkable. Thicker than say an Irish Red, but not as thick as an Imperial or an Expedition. I would say on the light side of a Stout, but that makes it more refreshing.

I like it. I find it more enjoyable than, say, Guinness, but not as rich as Bells Expedition or North Coast Old Rasputin. But by not as rich I imply not as strong. Those are sippers.

This would be a good beer for a harvest party sitting on a hay-bail near a warm fire remembering the glory days and trash talking how Da Bears will cream whoever it is this weekend...

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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,532 ratings
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