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RATINGS: 949   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
Pitch black without head. Coffee aroma with notes of chocolate, vanilla, licorice, malt and cookies. Vanilla flavor with notes of coffee, chocolate and smoke. Thin, and where is the stout? You can either hide a bad beer or spice up a good one with barrel aging. This being the former.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Bottle. Poured dark brown with a solid tan head. Pretty good retention. Aroma had vanilla, coffee bean, chocolate, caramel and courant. The vanilla was quite effective in the taste. This was really good but didn’t wow me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6136) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2005
On tap at Summit Wayside Tavern in Atlanta, Ga. Dark, ruby red pour, mocha colored head, good thick lacing. Not much of an aroma, what is there is reminiscent of fresh water from a lake. Flavor is somewhat winey, yet sweet. Pick up hints of coffee, chocolate with some underlying candied sugar. Mouthfeel just a tad thinner than expected.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2008 2008-09-06, draught at Old Dominion Brewhouse, Washington, 6-3-6-2-12=29
Black color, creamy head. Aroma and flavor of coffee, mild therefore pleasant, medium bodied, and no traces of barrel.

2005-09-25, bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 7-3-6-3-12=31
Dark brown color; thin head. Woody caramel aroma, vanilla. Malty taste, roasted malt, thin mouthfeel, simple final.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Nose of liquor, some roast and sweetness. Jet black body, with a small tan head. Sweet flavor, notes of cocoa and coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10618) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2005
Bottled: Dark brown coloured. Brown dense head. Chocolate, light roast and coffee in the nose. Some malt notes. Flavour is light hoppy, herbal, buttery and has malt notes. Notes of coffee as well. Ends on a sweet caramelly note.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - SEP 11, 2005
On tap at Sharp Edge, Pittsburgh (East Liberty), PA
Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. Some vanilla and a touch of coffee for good measure. These attributes describe both the flavor and the aroma of this scintillating beer. Nitro draft only added to its improbable smoothness. I hope the bottled version comes close to being this good; that way you could serve this to dinner guests in place of chocolate cake for dessert.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Opaque black with small dark tan head. Large vanilla and butter aroma, tinges of sweet chocolate. Cocoa butter, vanilla, and tinges of wooden phenol in the flavor. Very little roastiness. Residual malty sweetness and vanilla in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium and rather smooth.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattShizzle (557) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Wow. This is good. Very smooth and just a hint of oak/vanilla flavor. Could use a bit more roastiness and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Bottle: Chocolaty-toasty malt aroma with a pinch of vanilla sweetness and some bitter coffee. A lot of sweet chocolate flavors throughout, reminding me of a Yoohoo. Nip of sourness. Subtle whiskey. Deep and woody. Chalky bitterness. Pretty good beer, but not overly complex.


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