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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2005
On draft. Well, my wife liked this, and I did not. I found it much too sweet and strongly vanilla flavored. I love stout and in general repect Dominion beers... htis is niot flawed, but not to my taste. Too much oak and vanilla, too little stout. But obviously this is a well liked beer, so try it and see.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (6925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Low but lasting creamy light brown head. Very dark red brown body. Roasted malt coffee liquorice vanilla aroma. Highly carbonated coffee liquorice vanialla flavor with a note of bourbon and a fair amount of hops bitterness. Alchol level seems just right. Very well balanced. Long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (461) - SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Black beer with a thin beige head and a very smoky flavour. Flavour has a smoky flavour and vanilla-y malt. Light, sweet taste with a bit less body to it than I expected. Nice though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (508) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2014
(bottle) Black body with a big, rich brown head that diminishes and doesn’t leave much lace. Aroma has dark roast, molasses, wood, and mild bourbon notes. Medium body, oily/sticky mouthfeel. Bitter, burnt roasted notes in the flavor, molasses, wood, ash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Keg at Jake’s place. Pours black, nose is vanilla, berry, taste is sweet chocolate, vanilla, fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2195) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2014
Good stout with a slight taste of wood. Beautiful foam. easy creamy roasted coffee and whiskey flavors. A little cheating that its not barrel aged.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Alatyami (2) - Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2014 does not count
The oak barrel taste really comes out in the aroma and the taste. The taste is light and a good staple to have around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Deep rich looking brown stout with a dense thick head. Hard to tell as far as carbonation is concerned with the deep brown color. Very malty in aroma,smelling also sweet with a nice subtle roastiness. A smooth, rich complex flavor of sweet malt, oak pews and sutle vanilla undertones. I’m not picking up a lot in way of hops. Smooth and flavorful Very drinkable in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (994) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Poured from bottle. Aroma of malt and licorice. Stout black with a bit of tan head. I taste toasted malt, wood, vanilla, oat, cocoa, cherry, licorice. Just slightly sweet. Earthy hops in back. Not phenomenal, but pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (450) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle was expired by nearly 3 months (I misread the date), but it was still good. Pours a black color with a light off-white foam. Aroma is oak and vanilla. Flavor is oak, vanilla, and hints of wood and roasted malts. Lightly sweet. Very good. I want to try a fresh bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1511) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Black with a medium sized diminishing light brown head. Coffee, cocoa, vanilla, wood mingles with citrus and pine hop notes. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, medium sweet and bitter, light acidic. Long vanilla and cocoa finish. The vanilla could be toned a bit down for my taste, but good enough without being spectacular.

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