Tstamba (775) - Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2013 ludi (32) - Reston, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small head, very sweet , vanilla, syruppy taste. Tremendous flavor though. Couldn’t drink more than 6 oz. of this. Should be great for a dessert beer - with a cigar.
Taster, pours dark black, good head, vanilla and oakiness on the nose and palate , a good stout...
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Tried this one not too long ago...loved it!! It was heavy but light at the same time. Really enjoyed this. Bricks (1126) - Delaware, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Didn’t get much oak on this one at all. Tasted more like a light chocolate stout. Not bad. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
A super dark brown pour, light tan head that rises about two fingers, gone quickly. Light lacing...Light aroma, combo of vanilla, coffee, and alcohol...The taste comes out of nowhere, no idea it would be this vanilla from the aroma. Dominated by vanilla on the front, but on the finish its dull bitter coffee and alcohol and wood. The finish is also very chalky, a residual powder feel which is not nice. Very alcoholic for a 5% beer.
Overall, this is a big miss. The first sip is nice vanilla but after that its all downhill. The vanilla disappear and you get a powder feel. rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2011
12os btl thanks to FunkyBrewster. Pours dark with a frothy tan head. Slightly sweet aroma of vanilla and roasted malt. Most of the flavor is of vanilla that kicks in towards the finish. A little dark fruit, barrel, vanilla, and just a hint of bourbon. Not a bad stout.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours deep brown nearly black with a rocky light tan head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, vanilla, very woody and earthy, dry cocoa powder, a touch of sweet caramel candy. Flavor starts rich and roasted malt, slightly burnt malt and toast, picking up some vanilla and sweet chocolate. Finishes bittersweet with a touch of cream. Medium to full creamy body and a slightly sharper carbonation. Very good stout. Leafs93 (2305) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Pours a dark reddish brown with off white head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits and chocolate. Aroma is fantastic. Taste is excellent as well with all the aromas coming together to create a sweet tasting stout. Very sticky mouthfeel but at the same time extremely smooth. potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Bottled. Black with thinner tan head. Aroma is big vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, and all sweet. Flavor is very similar with a ton of wood and very complex...really really awesome! A lot of vanilla and not a lot of bitterness... I’m very impressed. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Dominion Oak Barrel Stout--2004 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV. 25 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Beer of the Month Club Selection December 2004. Mild creamy lacy head. Clear dark ruby black color. Floral vanilla cocoa mild hop front. Creamy rich mild roasted chocolate oak biscuit toffee mild sweet fruit body. Clean mild hop end. Smooth. Sampled 2/3/2005. SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, roast and a hint of bourbon. Flavor is roasty with a touch of vanilla. Very nice.