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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2006 Re-rate on bottle sent by OhioDad. Appearance and body are same as described below. Aroma of roasty chocolate, vanila, molasses, faint oak notes and hints of spice. Delicious smooth roasty malt flavor, bakers chocolate, and coffee, vanilla and oak are subtle and sweet, ends with a pleasant light floral hop finish. Ended up about .3 higher this time! Bottle - thanks to slob (I think) for the trade. Pours ebony and opaque with a small tan head that diminishes rapidly to a ring of bubbles. Aroma is mellow, roasty-sweet, with hints of milk and vanilla. Flavor is smooth, roasty and astringent, with espresso, bitter chocolate and a lingering charcoal finish. Mouthfeel is silky initially, becoming creamy as it sits on the palate. Quite a treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2436) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Bottle Pours an extremely dark black with brown highlights and a very slight brown head. Aroma is very much chocolate and a slight sweet brown sugar. Taste was mostly smokey biter sweet chocolate. But it had a thin slightly sour flavor like a porter. Over all a wet cardboard flavor. Feel was smooth and soft, light on the carbonation and no bitter aftertaste. Not bad but seems a bit over rated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Pours deep-redish black with a nice layer of carmel head. Nice clean roast aromas, with toffee and mild vanilla. tastes of toasty-soft malts and smooth coffee. Gentle roast astringency in the palate, that ends pleasantly dry, clean finish. A very well balanced and interesting stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Draft @ hilltop in VA Beach: Pours black. Aroma is a ton of vanilla, sweetness, and a very mild wood. Flavor is the same. This was ok for the first couple of sips but the vanilla got very tiresome (and I love vanilla).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtw (1098) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2005
sweet vanilla and hard liquor on the aroma, an interesting mesh with the light roasted barley presence. super smooth, almost feels like a nitrogen draft, tons of malt and lots of vanilla that shows through at the end to make the finish somewhat sweet and sticky. super enjoyable; thanks the_beer_god!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foxbush (1268) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2014 This beer was a great experience. The flavors of vanilla and oak were blended into an excellent product. You don’t want the glass to empty. The head formed after pouring and disapated. The color is a deep black with a tan head and lacing. The aftertase was of roasted coffee. There is much to enjoy with this stout. Jan 20,2014 This was one of the first stouts that I ranked highly. The stout had a light body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2005
pours out dark brown almost black in color with a tan head. smells like vanilla and coffee combined with chocolate. taste is smooth rich and sweet. this one gets alot better the more it warms closer to room temp. definatly a winner and certainly something everyone should try at some point. awesome

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tobias (202) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2005
12 oz bottle: pours black with a creamy tan head. the aroma is awesome. oak and coffee with hints of vanilla and chocolate. sweet and slighty floral aromas. this is probably the best regular "stout" i have had to date. quite drinkable. the initial flavor is chocolate, then fades to oak and coffee with notes of vanilla on the end. didnt quite get the bourbon flavor i was hoping for but its still a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2005
pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is mostly roasted with a little vanilla. A good bit thinner than the brewpub version. I think that’s one of the things I liked about it. All of the flavors are there but somethings just missing. I never expected this much difference between the two.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2005
Bottled. Opaque black, not that much of a head. Smells of coffee, vanilla and a bit of caramel. The taste goes well along with the aroma. The taste misses something though (compared to aroma, which was very promising for the beer).

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