Dominion Oak Barrel Stout | Old Dominion Brewing Company

Dominion Oak Barrel StoutDominion Oak Barrel Stout
BA SCORE
73.8%
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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:
#5,107
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
Photo of McNealc31
3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The barrel aging is evident in the aroma with strong smells of oak, vanilla, and char. The oak comes through some in the flavor, as well, but it's different than bourbon barrel aged beers. Initially, there is an interesting sweetness, but the charred wood and smoke cut through. A dry, boozey finish provided by the 6% ABV.

It's good, but not quite great. I think for something boasting oak aging, I want more of that flavor.

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Photo of campfirebrew
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of hosehead83
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a wine goblet.
Opaque black in color, with a large head of tan foam.
Aroma-Dark roasted malts, faint vanilla note
Taste-Dark roasted malts, subtle oakey spiciness and vanilla notes. Roasty and flavorfull. A nice all-around stout.

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Photo of NikD
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of DruRho
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of fdig23
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of bluetrevian
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of jricharc
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer is dark brown with a thin beige head. The aroma brings chocolate, roast, milk chocolate or chocolate milk. Really smooth and creamy. Perhaps a touch of oak if any at all. Vanilla and cream soda like flavors. Fairly sweet. A decent beer, but one is plenty.

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Photo of ufmj
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of bigbutter
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of hyoung41
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of JohnnieNepal
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Mississippi
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of JMS1512
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of danwho
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of ohiobeer29
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Blanco
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Raime
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours an almost impenetrable black with a finger and a half of mocha head. Left no lacing.

S - The scent is pretty much consisted of light roasted malts and some chocolate far off in the distance. The oak comes through right away as well.

T - A bit of roasted malt and sweet dark fruit up front, soon followed by chocolate and oak.

M - Medium slightly creamy body with light carbonation.

O - Overall, This is a tasty, well-priced stout that accomplished it's goal. Perhaps slightly short of sessionable. I'd have again.

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Photo of SadMachine
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up in Totowa, having never tried this before. I expected this to have more body and booze to it but this turned out to be a relatively easygoing Stout compared to others that I've had in the past. There was a bit more depth in terms of the flavors but the body and carbonation were light and I was surprised at how easily this went down.

Of course, the pour was quite dark, with just a hint of dark garnet around the edges. A bit of cola in the nose with lots of oak and vanilla to the taste. There was a hint of bourbon underneath it too with a deep smokiness that almost made this feel like a Porter. It wasn't sticky like a Scotch Ale and the aftertaste didn't have any Peat in it but the smoothness of a cordial seemed to permeate the mouthfeel of this.

The alcohol was quite low in this for a Stout. I didn't notice at all during my session and even after I polished off the contents of my pint glass, I still couldn't feel or taste it at all. While this wasn't a bad beer, there are so many other American Stouts and Stouts in general that are better than this was. For a beginner, this would be a decent choice. For anyone else, this will probably be a slight disappointment in a field crowded with heavyweights in more than one sense of the word.

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Photo of DruC4
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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