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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9314) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2005
Very smooth and oak adds value to taste, however another stout with a variation among many good stouts available. Medium mouthfeel, worthy to drink on its own without food. Toast, coffee, well carbonated, toasty,and vanilla but is it real vanilla? Sweet cocoa aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2005
The bottled version smells of roasted malt, vanilla, and wood chips, lacking the draft versionís bourbon signature. It pours with Dominionís usual fine, light carbonation and short-lived head. The texture is rather light for a stout. The flavor is vanilla-heavy but otherwise good, with notably clean malt and hop flavors. Dry hops assert themselves in the palate, but do not quite offset the vanilla sweetness. More malt body, less vanilla, and more hops would bring this beer into balance. I much prefer the draft version for its Virginia Gentleman bourbon signature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2005
pours a thick black w/ a tall tan small bubbled head that laces well. Smells of vanilla wood carmel and a light hop a nice roastiness.. smells good. Palate is carbonated maybe to much so a fairly weak body for a stout but it hold on ok. Flavor is a big roasted malt a light bitter in the finish and a baking chocolate a little touch of vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5009) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Brew Date: 10 December 2004, Sampled 03 March 2005:
Super dark brown coloured body with a nice frothy lighter brown head. Very strong aroma of vanilla, fake maple syrup, raisins, nuts, wood, malt and tons of other caramelised sugars. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasty malt flavour with a good sweetness and a pungent oaky flavour to boot. Aftertaste still shows good character: a nice subtle sweetness with the maltiness still around. Overall, a great beer and one that is nice to be able to find just about anywhere! Even though iíve had this a ton of times, this is the first time I got to sit down and actually write about it. I loved the real version of this beer, I thought I hated this version, but it really isnít that bad at all. Still, if you can get to Ashburn, go - the real version is great! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia on 03-March-2005.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jde123 (766) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2005
I really enjoyed this beer. Pours thick and black like molassas, aroma of hazelnuts, chocolate, and vanilla. Very nice combinations in the flavor, everything comes through and balances each other well. Very much recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Enjoyable beer with a thin mouthfeel for a stout. I enjoy the hint of vanilla to complement the roastiness. Thanks, Dominion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 1, 2005
Bottle. Pours dark mahogany, not quite black. Head is creamy and nice. Smell is chocolate malts, espresso beans, vanilla and hazelnuts. Taste echos aroma with more chocolate, slight coffee bitterness, vanilla/hazelnut and an air of smokiness to the palate. Respectable beer however much, much better in tap version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2005
On draft at McGradyís, aroma smoky malt hints of vanilla. Nice black appearance. Flavor on the woody side slight bourbon and coffee resonations. Relatively thin for a stout almost watery. Not too bad would probably have another.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Bottle. Pours a dark brownish black with a creamy beige head. Nose is strong coffees, a little smoked malts and some light vanilla. Flavor is slight coffee, smoked, some light hop bitterness, light sweet malts....a bit too thin for my tastes but not too shabby overall

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
waeltzy (53) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Super smooth stout. Aroma was a sexy sweet vanilla with normal malty dark chocolates and warm caramel. I instantly thought "campfire". The flavor was oak and forest. I smelled a hiking trip I went on last summer. The flavor of dark chocolate and good malt balanced well with the hops. very dark color and the head cut out early but some foaminess lasted throughout the glass. Good dark lacing. I definitly liked this beer more as it warmed. I struggled to find the bourbon but i certainly tasted the vanilla. Thin when stacked up against other stouts but definitly a good brew.

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