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Old Dominion Oak Barrel Stout

Old Dominion Oak Barrel Stout

Old Dominion Oak Barrel Stout

This is the first beer I have tried from Old Dominion in Delaware, the Oak Barrel Stout.

The barrel aging is evident in the aroma with strong smells of oak, vanilla, and char. The oak comes through some in the flavor, as well, but it’s different than bourbon barrel aged beers. Initially, there is an interesting sweetness, but the charred wood and smoke cut through. A dry, boozey finish provided by the 6% ABV.

It’s good, but not quite great. I think for something boasting oak aging, I want more of that flavor.

Grade: C

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