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RATINGS: 968   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3973) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Aroma: toasted malts, chocolate, liquorice, vanilla, dark fruits. Appearance: very dark brown, medium, frothy, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: toasted malts with chocolaty flavours continue, prunes, vanilla, maybe a touch of wood. Overall: nice Stout, could maybe a bit more intense on the barrel ageing, yet very nice and decently complex. Bottle at the Lockhart, Marylebone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3786) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2016
12oz bottle. Not sure where I got this. Could’ve been Ohio or NC... blackish pour with thin soapy tan head. aroma of dusty, cocoa, light vanilla, little pine. tastes cocoa, light to moderate sweet, vanilla. faint background smoke and oak. don’t get much bourbon. kinda warm in a nice way. pretty interesting.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (507) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Aroma: caramel, oak, vanilla, molasses Appearance: black with a tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, vanilla Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2682) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Black pour with a thin off white head ... Aroma of vanilla, roasted malts and dark chocolate. Aroma on the lighter side ... Taste is of sweet vanilla, light dry oak, roasted malts and a mix of dark and semisweet chocolate .... Finish is dry with some lingering roasted and sweet malt flavors and a hint of vanilla..... Very sessionable smooth and decent bodied stout

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (13053) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2015
12 fl.oz bottle. Pours very dark brown/black colour with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, tons of vanilla, some wood. Taste of vanilla, sweat roasted malt, caramel, tons of vanilla, very good!

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
climberbob (334) - Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle into pint glass at Dulles airport. Aroma is almost antiseptic which makes me think the glass was not properly rinsed. Some vanilla chocolate hints. Taste roasted w some vanilla softening. Not overly strong vanilla which is good. Dry, smooth. Solid stout. Not sure why I have not tried and reviewed sooner. Need to try again at home where I can control glass cleanliness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4619) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle. Black with a small head. Malty with a trace of liquorice and chocolate. Not quite as good as I expected. Felt that it was as experimental beer that didn’t quite hit the target.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3824) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2015
bottle - Pours very dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma is of dark roast malt and chocolate. It tastes of very dark roasted/toasted malt with chocolate, mild oak, and a hint of vanilla. Medium to full bodied, it’s a pretty good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1571) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
12oz bottle. pours clear dark brown with a few tanned bubbles. aroma is burnt toast, coffee and peat. thin watery body. medium carbonation. smoky, earthy, charcoal. delicate coffee finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
e303 (286) - - SEP 12, 2015
Nice sweet stout. Really roasty, oaky, and alcohol sweet with a vanilla bean finish. Good balance. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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