RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%

As of approximately July 2007 the new ownership of Old Dominion has decided that the actual Oak Barrel version of this beer is not economically feasible. Thus the Oak Barrel Stout that is available at the brewpub is the exact same one that is in bottles. Aged in used Bourbon Oak barrels, Dominion Oak Barrel Stout is a lovely, creamy dark beer with a hint of chocolate and a distinctive vanilla, oak and bourbon flavor.

Note: aged in bourbon barrels and only available at the brewpub at the brewery.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2009
they must have started to bottle this, this one is courtesy of Treborwhip, says on the bottle its from Old Dominion brewery, nothing about coastal brewing. Bottle, pours black with a tall tan head. Strong vanilla and oak nose with some carmel and maple syrup. Roasted malt and a light smoke and peated malt flavor ends with a strong oaky wood note. Not bad at all, I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle given to me by Jersey Joe from Hangar 24... Pours black with a thin light brown head... Aroma is a little bit of wood, roasted malts, coffee and smoke...Flavor is dark malts, coffee and tobacco with very little bitterness... Thin body and lively carbonation.. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Name: Oak Barrel Stout (BP)
Date: 02/06/1998
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

black, frothy tan head, strong sweet buorbon aroma, rich complex malt flavor, low bitterness
-------- /> Name: Oak Barrel Stout (BP)
Date: 03/22/2003

black, whispg tan head, sweet vanilla aroma, rich sweet malt flavor, lots of vanilla character, nice woody bitterness, fucking amazing
-------- /> Name: Oak Barrel Stout (BP)
Date: 07/16/2006
Source: brewpub

somehow seems subdued in the days of big Bourbon beers, but really just shows better balance

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Score: ***4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rgrrbbt (2) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2007 does not count
I first had this beer when it was only made in small batches. It was phenominal! It was a great alternative to Guinness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Super dark in colour with a thin dark brown head. Vanilla and bbroubony aroma. Chcolate and a bit of bittnerness are added in the flavour. Not hugely bourbon, which is a bit refreshing in the age of huge bourbon aged stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Wow, where are the ratings from the growler at DLD? Please dont tell me I was the only one to make notes on this! Thanks to whichever Virginian brought this: Pours nearly opaque with a small frothy head and some lace and oily tears. The aroma has the expected beautiful vapours of smoke, vanilla, bourbon, mocha, oats, floral and herbal hops. The flavor profile pretty mush followed suit with the nose with a heavy dose of chocolate and black malts supported by herbal bitterness. The oak barrel is really kept in check and accents the flavors adding a nice changing depth of palate. The mouth feel is quite creamy and lush but could have been a tad thicker, a surprisingly dry finish. Mikey likey, the best of the weekend!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (5701) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Interesting that there is a separate place to rate the draft! We all know the draft is different from the bottle, almost every time. I have had the bottle version of this now lets give the brewpub a chance. Pour is pitch black. Roasted malt, coffee and some chocolate greets the olfactories. Thin creamy tan head. First taste is roasted woodiness. Immediately I think the draft version is about the same consistency as the bottle. Lacing is decent as you drink. The bitterness of this is somewhat difficult to describe. It is not a lingering bitterness but it makes itself noticed on each sip. The carbonation of this brew is flat, just like most of those nitrogen propelled beers. Even a little tinglyness would be welcome. Stout aroma continues thru, with each taste. The finish on this sets it apart from the bottle. The bottle has a continuing bitter finish that lasts, and this finish, tho medium light bitterness, does not linger - it is very much appreciated.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cyberx777 (1) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2007 does not count
By far, the best Stout Ive ever had. Found it at Mad Mex on McKnight Rd in Pittsburgh. Everytime I go to Pittsburgh, I base my travels on bars that have this stuff on tap. I live in Vegas and probably wont ever be able to get it here on tap.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Pours out dark brown, almost black, with a ring of tan foam. Decent spidery lacing. Prominent oak and vanilla in the aroma. I taste a sweetish chocolate and mildly roasted malt and a bourbon character straight through to the finish. The body is fairly thick, with very nice carbonation that is prickly against the tongue.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerdc (13) - USA - JAN 16, 2007
incredibly smooth and chocolatey stout with hints of vanilla and coffee. skip dessert and have this beer at the bar.

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