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RATINGS: 910   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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 (2684) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (2831) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
0,33 l bottle at RBHD-gathering, Tau, Oct-2014. Black body with a small dense light brown head. Liquorice on the nose. Vanilla, oak comes through in the mouth. Dry. Chokolate malts. Medium to full bodied. Smooth to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5179) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Shared 355 ml bottle at local tasting. ABV is 6%. Surprisingly moderate aroma, only weak oaky and roasty notes, some sourish hints. Medium dry flavour, notes of chocolate, oak and vanilla. Nice enough to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (1016) - NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Shared bottle at RB/HD gathering at Tau 18.10.14. Dark brown Pale brown head. Aroma of citrus marmelade m, vanilla and dark chocolate. Lots of vanilla and dark chocolate in taste and aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benfi (566) - DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2564) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle at the Prince Blücher, black with a thin head, coffee plus touches of toffee and cocoa on the nose, dry and creamy with a faint tart plum note, hints of ash and bitter chocolate. Not exceptional, but very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle at Porterhouse Covent Garden - London. Pours clear, ruby-brown with a fine, tan cream head. Sugary dark malt nose with hints of dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor with notes of milk chocolate, faint roast, subtle vanilla pods, bready dark malts, low bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation and creamy texture. Finishes sweet with light, dry cocoa, a bit more vanilla bean, hints of dry roast coffee, milk dark fruits. Not much barrel character. Easy to drink. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3308) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours black, small tan head, dissipates quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is light roast, ashes, cocoa. Flavor is light sweet and light bitter, roasty for sure, but not getting much vanilla. Some toasted oak is present, certainly no bourbon. A bit burned. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1728) - - SEP 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-26-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The brew pours a deep brown color, nearly pitch black with a billowy one finger cream colored head. The head fades moderately quickly to end up leaving a medium level of lace Smell- The aroma is biggest of dark roasted malt that is augmented by some aromas of vanilla. Some light chocolate smells as well as a presence of oak mingle along with these with some very light sweet aromas of caramel and a little bit of oak as well. Taste – The taste begins with flavors of roasted malt and some sweet caramel and vanilla flavors. The sweetness remains throughout the taste with some flavors of chocolate coming more toward the middle. At this same time the oak flavors come to the tongue, becoming more potent as the flavor advances to the end. A little bit of bitter coffee comes to the flavor more toward the end, cutting the sweetness slightly and ending to leave a sweet dark and oaky flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly lighter side for a stout of 6.1 % abv with a carbonation level that is rather average. A thicker body and slightly lesser carbonation may have suited the flavors a bit better, by making for a creamier taste overall. Overall- A pretty nice drinking stout. Good roasted malt flavors with a nice sweet chocolate and vanilla and some oakiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (707) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle@Ølmesse, Voldby. Pours dark brown/black with a tan head. Roasted malty taste, dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon notes, vanilla, wood. Oily texture. Creamy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Mild bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (2157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle@Ølmesse, Voldby - dark brown verging black pour with tan head. Roasted malty aroma and taste, big chocolate, coffee, hoppy pine undertones, good vanilla, wooden bourbon nuances on the palate.


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