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RATINGS: 950   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3400) - Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2012
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/31/2012. Pours a fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla, toffee, roasted malt, oak, toast, light coffee, and light smoke. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak, smoke, roasted malt, toast, toffee, and light smoked ham. Slight roasty bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, oak, toast, toffee, and smoke on the finish for a bit. Very nice flavor balance and robustness; very pronounced but balanced oak flavor; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. It feels a touch on the thin side, but it’s not detrimental. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice oak aged stout. Nice amount of robust flavors for a 6% beer with a nice balanced smoke complexity; and extremely smooth to drink as expected. A very enjoyable offering.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
moderrnlifeiswar (17) - Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2015
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1282) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle from Barleyshops in Congleton. Black with a light brown foamy head. This has a good nose on it, light roast with vanilla and acidity. Smooth and tasty. Vanilla notes, oak (what a surprise), malty. Pretty good, that a little to acid for me and not enough chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (1006) - PERU - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle - Pours very dark with a creamy head and some big carb bubble. Aromas of fig and chocolate. Well balanced with some cigar and floral notes. Decent stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
llkc (722) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2015
duft: stor duft karamel malt sødme. smag karamel sød grøn eftersmag. stille og rolig øl

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vaiz (3821) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle in Baltimore. Brown pour, almost no head. Aroma is roasty, loads of caramel, vanilla, chocolate and some sugary malts. Flavor is quite smooth, slightly roasty, quite sweet and with a decent body. Somehow has all the ingredients for an epic stout, but isn’t it. Might be that the oak and vanilla seem a little forced on this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3237) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Draft at IAD. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like sweet chocolate malt, roasted, molasses, and dry earth. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like chocolate, molasses, syrup, and roasted malt.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bricks (745) - Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Got a ton of oak on this one. Otherwise, not much to speak of.. pretty bland. I felt like I was drinking a liquified version of an old bookcase.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Karstenborg (490) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
Almost black with a small off-white head. Aroma is malt, vanilla and oak. Taste is chocolate, vanilla and malt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (5808) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
Keg @ Head of Steam, Leeds. Black with a thin head. Crisp with very light roasted malts in both aroma and taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5256) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2015
A little over barreled but decent. Pours black with good head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Some chocolate. Bottle.


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