BBB63 (5406) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2003 #6 of my Stouts of November: Brown hue with some reddish highlights. Small off-white head with little lace. The aroma had an interesting hoppy character which is too much for a sweet stout. Hints of molasses, mild coffee, twnmagy fruitsm floral hops, hint of smoke and vanilla. The taste was acidic with the sweetness and bitterness a background presence, wierd. Mild finish with some bitterness and a chalky feel. A bit too thin body for a stout. Just a average brew, okay to try once.
downender (5188) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the Dominion Taproom at Dulles airport 9/12/2012. Near black in colour with a hint of red and slight, off-white head. Light, roasted malt aroma with some milk chocolate. Flavours of powdered chocolate, prunes and caramel with a dryish finish. Fine.
Ret12 (377) - Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pretty decent stout very dark and decently sweet, pours an off white creamy head.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dominion Stout--2000 12 oz. Bottle. 4.70% ABV. 22 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Clear rich dark red black color. Richly roasted malty front with light espresso toffee chocolate flavor and burnt taste. Light body is easy to savor and compliments rich flavor. Sipping brew. Sampled 7/3/2000.
Dominion Stout--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 4.70% ABV. 40 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Malt of the Earth Beer of the Month Club Selection. Clear thin dark black red color. Light head & lace. Mild cocoa espresso hop front. Thin creamy cocoa caramel mild sweet fruit body. Crusty doughy toasted notes. Clean chalky mild hop spice end. Sampled 4/17/2003.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source: Capitol City, DC
black, whispy head, rich sweet chocolate aroma, rich chocolate flavor with lots of sweetness and a slight amount of roasted flavor, ever so slight bitter aftertaste strong coffee aroma/flavor
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
TheBeerLover (1019) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Once bottled, draught only product now found on tap at the brewpub. The recipe has been tweaked over the years, and this is the base beer for Oak Barrel Stout. Five malts are used in the brewing of this beer, including two row pale, carapils, chocolate, caramel, malted wheat, and an addition of roasted barley which is not malted. This beer is hopped with two varieties, Perle and Willamette. That is an awful lot of flavor packed into a 4.7% abv brew, and makes for a truly fantastic stout to drink on any number of occasions.
Dominion Stout pours to an opaque ink black color with a thick and creamy tan head, and a soft carbonation. The nose is very inviting on this beer. Very robust aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, sweet malt, and slight grassy hop aroma floods the nose. The palate is very soft and full with lots of big malt flavors. Sweet malt, chocolate, caramel, and coffee flavors marry with a slight bit of roast. Dominion Stout finishes with a delicious creamy, silky chocolate/coffee flavor up front, and ends with just a touch of roasty flavor, and enough hop bitterness as to make this beer not too cloying.
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2005
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Thanks to Argo. 2003 bottled. Nasty nasty stuff. Completely skunked. I hope this isnít what itís supposed to taste like.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pleasant if only mild stout. Very creamy with some pleasant vanilla overtones.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: deep and dark, practically black, under a short filmy brownish head. Aroma: espresso bitterness marks the olfactory aura, joined by pitch and tar and a bit of anise, but mildly.
Taste: full-bodied, rich, malty, a bit sweet, but also with sufficient bitterness, a tiny touch of hops. Dark, complex and tasty, yes, but never quitting with the bitter, roasty feel.
Couldíve done with some more in the mouthfeel, though, some power on the palate, a fling with creamy texture, or a dalliance with lush malt. This stout unfortunately falls short, in terms of what Iím yearning for with this style, more fruity, too, would be nice, but a greater cocoa feel is greatly missing. Iíve got to say Iím a bit disappointed in this stout, and Iím glad Iíve got some preferable versions handy in the fridge.
jasonp (1556) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a light brown head. Taste is of coffee and chocolate malt. Mouthfeel is a bit watery. Considering how good Dominionís other brews are, this one is very boring and non-distinctive. Not bad, but not recommended either.
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery. Opaque black brown under a medium size lasting pale tan head. Rich roasted malt and brewed coffee aroma. Medium large mouth filling body. Medium bitter lightly sweet roasted malt flavours. Softish smooth dry finish. Interestingly, other raters appear to have found this one thinner and more porter like than I did. Batch differences?