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RATINGS: 975   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout is rich and smooth, a draught brew so popular at our Brewup that we found a way to bottle it for a wider audience. We combine seven different malts and two hops to create a delicious stout, that we dry-hop with fresh vanilla beans and toasted oak to finish our little treasure. The result is a stout that has the bourbon barrel flavor we all enjoy, and hope you will to.

Note: made with oak chips and vanilla beans, not aged in barrels. Available bottled and draft outside of the brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Black Coloring with Creamy Head. Creamy Mouthfeel...LIke a Milky Vanilla, Sweet Malt, Chocolate Notes. Oak Was Apparent Right Off the Get-Go and Disappears into the Creaminess That is on Your Tongue. Really Nice Brew but Perhaps the Lactose is Beating Down What Oak Flavors Were There.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4777) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Black color with no head. Aroma is mainly lactose. Slight sour malt in the taste. Little bitterness. In a blind taste test, I would never presume this to have come from a barrel or even having oak chips added to it. None of those flavors came through at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2006 Bottle. Pors black with a tan head. Nose was a little stuffed, but I got chocolate and vanilla. Flavor was crazy; smoked wood chips, vanilla, bitter chocolate, and bit of coffee. Finished with that smoky oak flavor. Very smooth. Man, I wish we could get this in NC. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2005
12 oz. bottle. dark brown in color with a tan head, settles down to some very nice lace. a nice stout with roasted caramel malt flavors balanced by the oak and vanilla. rather thin on the palate, but quite an enjoyable brew. Thanks to OhioDad for the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Draft, Baja Bean, Staunton VA. Black color with little offwhite head. Nose of sweet chocolate malt, faint roasted malt, dry toast, vanilla, and oak. Creamy mouthfeel and smooth carbonation though a tad on the thin side. Well-balanced flavors of all of the above, with the "bourbon oak" flavor just right-- not too sweet but not too astringent. An easy drinking mild stout, very nice. NOTE: I find the bottled version inconsistent. Iíve had bottles that are a fine approximation of the draft, but others that end up tasting more like a roasted barley oak tea due to over-oaking-- a really unfortunate tasting experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrian910ss (2547) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Pours a dark black color with a small laced beige head. Aroma is malty with heavy hints of vanilla and freshly cut wet oak. Taste is also malty with flavors of oak and vanilla present. Reminds me very much of Vanilla Coke in both flavor and scent minus the sweetness. A very pleasant stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - NOV 28, 2005
smoky, warm mellow stout. very soft and gentle, but not weak, more like a sturdy leather well-worn upholstered chair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Bottle. Pours black with faint amber edges and a tan head. The aroma is very roasty with hints of chocolate, oak, and whiskey. The flavor is also very roasty, with big coffee and chocolate. A tannic oak flavor floats around, too, and the vanilla beans are detectable in the finish along with some crisp hops. This is some tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2005
bottle. Pours a fine deep, deep red with a nice tan head. The aroma is sweet, full of vanilla and burboun. The flavor is quite savory, more burboun and a nice woody finish. Nice stout, fairly unique for this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Itís cold out, so itís stoutís tonight. This has been sitting in the cellar for a good amount of time, probably 6-9 months. Bottled 28Oct, 2004. Served in an english pint glass right from the cellar at a touch over 55į. The color is black with some red tint along the edges with a small khaki colored head. Aroma is roasty, somewhat sweet, with a hint of vanilla and oak. The initial taste is sweet, roasty malt followed by coffee, there is a touch of bourbon on the finish, but it doesnít manifest itself on every drink, it just shows up every now and then. The bourbon barrel flavor is certainly not overdone, the vanilla is non-existant. The finish tends to be astringent, but with some nice, lingering flavor. The body is average, at best. Wonder what the tap version is like ...

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