Dominion Oak Barrel Stout | Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Dominion Oak Barrel StoutDominion Oak Barrel Stout

Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company
Delaware, United States

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

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2.28/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I'm not even going to go through the usual list. Sorry, but this beer is not worth buying. Stay away. Bourbon barrel beer...this is not. Stout...this is not. Watery charred crap it is. If you think this is world-class or excellent or even good, stick with your Coors Light. Wow! Only redeeming quality is some silkiness. Look at my other stout reviews. This is not one to sit back and enjoy. Almost...a drain pour!

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Photo of nickfl
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a moderate head of light tan foam on top of a black body with amber highlights. The foam settles at a moderate pace and leaves nice lace.

S - Carmel, coffee, peat, and some light toasted oak.

T - light malt, come weak coffee and a touch of oak up front. More tepid coffee in the middle and a finish of watery caramel and vanilla.

M - A fairly light body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced but thin finish.

D - Not nearly as good as it sounded. The body is far too thin to carry the oak and vanilla and it just comes across as a mediocre American stout.

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3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: thin head with nice lacing on a clear dark amber/brown body with a red tinge.

S: aroma is very mild with oak, brown sugar, vanilla and milk chocolate.

T: much sweeter than I was expecting and certainly a lot less oak than one would think. This one is pretty watery with some roasted malts, mostly milk chocolate and vanilla.

M: thin body for the style and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: not very dynamic and pretty watered down. I would like more oak too which actually comes through in the aroma more than the flavor which is odd in my experience.

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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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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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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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Dominion Oak Barrel Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,540 ratings