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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11168) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2005
12oz bottle acquired in trade with BuckNaked (thanks!). Bottle labeled, bottled on 18 Nov 2004. Poured a dark black with red at the edges and a large sized tan head. Aromas of vanilla beans, roated malts, oak and chocolate. Tastes of roasted malts, coffee, very light vanilla and very light oak. Body a tad on the thin side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Thanks to axilla! The beer pours to a deep black body with a 1 finger bubbly tan head. The aroma is very malty and roasty. Wow. The beer smells like a smoked (no, not meat) beer. Like they smoked the malts over oak and a little vanilla. The flavor is a grassy charcoaled chocolate stout. Some smoked (like a lightly smoked Rauchbier) qualities as well. The palate is creamy and dry. Nice. Has that grassy lingering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Nice inviting black color with a minimal head. Aroma dominated by chocolate malt. Flavor is rich and smooth with sweet malts and just a hint of hops. I did not pick up the oak in the aroma or flavor.

   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 (4822) - 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. I’ve 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 (2561) - 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.

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