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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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Naka (714) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2011
Pours dark opaque brown with fizzy brownish head. Aroma is sweet cappuccino and some oak notes. Flavor is a little chocolatey with lots of balancing bitter. A carbonic bite and some earthy bourbon barrel hints. Body is kind of watery but the carbonation makes up for it somewhat. Overall, decent beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Karstenborg (463) - 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 (5461) - 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 (4979) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Humlehode (269) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2015
Pours black with brown head. Roasted, chocolate, some oak. Dry. Smooth, a bit watery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrOrla (451) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2015
TAP at c4. Black with an offwhite head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts mild choclate, wood, vanilla, candis. and a hint of oak. Not impressed

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (2575) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2015
This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thick off white foamy and creamy two finger head. As the head dissipated, thin clingy spider webbing lacing sticks along the sides of the glass. The smell had a big luscious sweet milk chocolate rolling into a dark chocolate and roasty coffee tones. Vanilla and woody notes help to balance. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors to combine and make sweet adding a light smoke to further balance. A super smooth creamy roasty sticky sweet aftertaste leads into a big sticky sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice roasty coffee to sweet vanilla stickiness on my tongue. Overall, uh...wow, where did this come from! Love this stuff! Definitely would have again!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (2014) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2015
Smooth, a bit sweet. Cocoa, vanilla, coffee, and roasty malt. The finish trails off a bit quickly, but very nice overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (596) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2015
DATE TASTED: April 4, 2015... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: the Easter vigil is upon us--and my Lenten sacrifice is over... APPEARANCE: dark brown, thick and rocky head; thins but stands moderately still as the pour finishes; dark black body... AROMA: some rum fragrances early; peaty and sweet, with some woody notes; some chocolate and milk as well... PALATE: soft and smooth, with some lactic qualities--holds a reasonable aftertaste but doesn’t intrude; medium-bodied and subtly creamy... TASTE: a nice blend of lactic chocolate and darker, malty flavors; drinkably agreeable without being thin; good balance of alcohol and flavor; the woody hints are just that--a pleasant brew for the early spring months rife with wind and rain; just a touch of vanilla makes this end with a peaceful atmosphere .....OVERALL: I first drank this years ago from a holiday sampler, but in seeking its standalone, I find it a worthy first beer after a long Lenten journey; an all-around balanced stout with enough nuance to stand out...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SteveOrz85 (67) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
12 oz bottle into tulip. Almost black with some translucency, small tan head. Lightly malty aroma. Taste is very lightly sweet with light bitterness and some notes of vanilla and oak. Medium bodied beer. Reasonably light finish. Overall good tasting beer, not bad for $9 a six pack. Would personally prefer a stout aged in real bourbon barrels.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2765) - 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.


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