RATINGS: 986   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Its cold out, so its stouts tonight. This has been sitting in the cellar for a good amount of time, probably 6-9 months. Bottled 28Oct, 2004. Served in an english pint glass right from the cellar at a touch over 55. The color is black with some red tint along the edges with a small khaki colored head. Aroma is roasty, somewhat sweet, with a hint of vanilla and oak. The initial taste is sweet, roasty malt followed by coffee, there is a touch of bourbon on the finish, but it doesnt manifest itself on every drink, it just shows up every now and then. The bourbon barrel flavor is certainly not overdone, the vanilla is non-existant. The finish tends to be astringent, but with some nice, lingering flavor. The body is average, at best. Wonder what the tap version is like ...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Dark black stout with a thick creamy tan head. This is an acceptable stout, while a little watery overall.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hershiser2 (2857) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Paid 1.50 for a 12-oz bottle. Pours black with an inch of brown frothy head. Sweet vanilla aroma, which is extremely appetizing... underneath the vanilla is a hint of smokiness. Flavor is full of vanilla and some smoked oakiness. Very tasty. This one needs to be distributed all over... its damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
can8ianben (1530) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2005
From a bottle, surprised to find this in the midwest after never seeing it in VA where it is brewed. I like this - deep dark brownish red in colour, very thick and dark. Aroma is sweet and smoky with tons going on. Cherries, cinders, toffee, chocolate, vanilla. Flavour is sweet, almost sour with some nice subtle hoppy tones. Its syrupy but also smooth. Well crafted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Pours black with a nice tan head that fades to thin hue. Aroma is oak, stale smoke and chocolate. Flavor is lots of oak and vanilla, with a weak chocolate taste. Thin to watery texture. This has a really fake taste and is quite unenjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (4142) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Clear dark brown, cream head. Vanilla, roast, chocolate, caramel notes. Thinnish body, free flowing in the glass and mouth (not oily), but frothiness gives it interest. Bitter edge in the finish. Not great but interesting enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (7703) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2005
Bouteille donne en cadeau par une amie qui tait de passage en Virginie. Arme: Odeur de caf et de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est noire presque opaque. Prsence dun mince col beige mousseux avec une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caf, de vanille et de crale. La dure de larrire got est courte. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture minrale. Leffervescence en bouche est moyenne. Prsence de torrfaction en arrire got. (Rating #328)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7906) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2007 Rich flavor. Vanilla and oak aroma and flavor with a bit of a roasted coffee flavor. Not too heavy and has a nice finish. I just had it again after some time and can only imagine that my palate has increased since I had this 16 months ago.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (17115) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2005
Funny appearance. It looks dark brown but theres not a whole lot of light getting through regardless. The aroma mixed oak, vanilla and coffee. Very sweet flavour with lots of vanilla and oak, to the point where it overwhelms the stout character it ought to have. Those coffee notes go so far back in the background and you wont find much hop here at all. A bit unbalanced but okay if vanilla is your thing.

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