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RATINGS: 934   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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2.8
   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2558) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Pours very dark brown, opaque in the glass, with a tan head that has limited retention but leaves some lacing on the glass. Medium-full and smooth body with medium+ carbonation that seems too lively. The flavor has a very nice vanilla bean component with a very faint oak barrel component and a moderate level of dark roasted malts. The vanilla is more obvious in the nose and builds in the flavor with repeated sipping, eventually becoming a wee bit too strong. Lightly sweet sweet-bitter balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukedarock (233) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Vanilla smoke scent is nice, taste is Smoke and vanilla some hints of cocoa, for a stout not very much bite to it that I personally like still not too bad

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (679) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle - deep ruby red with a light brown rocky, foamy head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, oak and bourbon. Taste of smoke, cocoa and vanilla followed by earth, a little oak and light bitterness. Medium body, high carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle from kihoskh, dark brown to black, smooth brown head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel and roasted malts.. notes of vanilla too. Flavor is chocolate, vanilla, some roasted malts, quite sweet and non-bitter , but with quite a lot of flavor. end is somewhat more bitter as wood bitterness kicks in.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13995) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle, 6%. Weak metallic and sweet aroma. Black colour. Small tan head. The flavour is weakly roasted, but has more of a teaish hoppiness. Perhaps a little lactose, but I do not get much barrel flavour or even much vanilla. The mouthfeel is a tad watery for the ABV, but the flavour is not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChrisFields (89) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Pours dark amber, nearly opaque. Aromas of caramel, vanilla, and toasted almonds. Taste is roasted malt with peppery hops. Vanilla and wood chip is there but subtly added. Some mild carbonation takes away from what should be a creamier mouth feel. Overall decent but I had hoped for something more.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uckelman (345) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
On draught at Old Dominion’s pub by the A gates at Dulles. Small tan head. Opaque, dark brown. Not a ton of aroma, very mildly oaky. Medium body. Bittersweet. Ashy and earthy notes on finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Dark mahogany color, translucent, good legs, dark tan head fades to a little collar, you can smell/taste the whisky quite a bit in this one, smoky whisky was used, somewhat peaty. Strong aftertaste, not the best but OK. The base malts are good, somewhat overpowered, just a little less whisky and i might love it. I like it fine the way it is. Not earthshattering buy nicely done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (2602) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle. Almost clear almost black liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, light oak, light smoke, caramel, dried fruit and light ash. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of caramel, oak, light cinnamon and dried fruit. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilverfoX (544) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Smells earthy. Pitch black with white lacing on top. Sweet vanilla flavour quite smooth and dry not bad.


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