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RATINGS: 962   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
can8ianben (1423) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2005
From a bottle, surprised to find this in the midwest after never seeing it in VA where it is brewed. I like this - deep dark brownish red in colour, very thick and dark. Aroma is sweet and smoky with tons going on. Cherries, cinders, toffee, chocolate, vanilla. Flavour is sweet, almost sour with some nice subtle hoppy tones. Its syrupy but also smooth. Well crafted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Pours black with a nice tan head that fades to thin hue. Aroma is oak, stale smoke and chocolate. Flavor is lots of oak and vanilla, with a weak chocolate taste. Thin to watery texture. This has a really fake taste and is quite unenjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3912) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Clear dark brown, cream head. Vanilla, roast, chocolate, caramel notes. Thinnish body, free flowing in the glass and mouth (not oily), but frothiness gives it interest. Bitter edge in the finish. Not great but interesting enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2005
Bouteille donnée en cadeau par une amie qui était de passage en Virginie. Arôme: Odeur de café et de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est noire presque opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux avec une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café, de vanille et de céréale. La durée de l’arrière goût est courte. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture minérale. L’effervescence en bouche est moyenne. Présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #328)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (6106) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2007 Rich flavor. Vanilla and oak aroma and flavor with a bit of a roasted coffee flavor. Not too heavy and has a nice finish. I just had it again after some time and can only imagine that my palate has increased since I had this 16 months ago.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13961) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2005
Funny appearance. It looks dark brown but there’s not a whole lot of light getting through regardless. The aroma mixed oak, vanilla and coffee. Very sweet flavour with lots of vanilla and oak, to the point where it overwhelms the stout character it ought to have. Those coffee notes go so far back in the background and you won’t find much hop here at all. A bit unbalanced but okay if vanilla is your thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elcig (37) - Oliver Springs, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2005
From the bottle. Pours very dark with a thin off-white head. Intense smoky aroma of roasted coffee lingers with the glass. Flavors of chocolate and toffee with a bit of hazelnut/vanilla towards the end of the glass. Palate isn’t heavy but very creamy with a bit of a hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 19, 2005
VERY dark brown, almost black, with a thin brown head. Nose of roasted coffee and nuts, traces of vanilla. VERY rich, with flavors of smoked coffee, light tobacco, sweet malt and vanilla. Malted milkballs! Very tasty, although a bit heavy. Satiny smooth mouthfeel, and just a touch of smoky, burnt coffee and hop bitter in the finish. Does not wane, true to the last sip. What an interesting VA porter! Proud to be a Virginian!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 19, 2005
GABF 05- Pours a dark brown, off white head. Aroma is roasted coffee, butterscotch, dark chocolate. Flavor is more barrel, chocolate and roasted malt, slight hop kick towards the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Bottle Labeled March 31, 2005. Pours thick and dark, little brown head that disapates quickly. Aroma of Vanilla. Taste rich, oaky, vanilla, Coffee and hops. Does feel smooth. Sweet aftertaste. Not heavy at all, easy to drink.

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