Dominion Oak Barrel Stout

It’s Tuesday…which means a day closer to the weekend. Nothing really interesting to report. I had a really good workout at the gym. I normally am in my own little world (I mean, I’m in my own world most of the time, but especially at the gym), but today I was looking around at the gym. The expressions on people’s faces when they saw what I was lifting was absolutely priceless. After I did that, I banged out about 50 minutes on the bike. A pretty productive day. So, tonight’s selection is the last one from the Delaware stash. Given the cold weather, a nice oak-ey stout will hit the spot.

ABV: 6.1%

Style: American Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We use smoked and peated malts to create an intricate malt foundation. Our method of dry hopping with vanilla beans and oak chips pushes the depth of this stout’s flavor spectrum even further.”

Random: I love the cold, but seriously, where was the transition period? It went from like 70 degrees to 40. Ridic. Just sayin.

This brew poured with a one finger, tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body is a dark black with no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose had definite oak and a bit of smoke. Coffee took a backseat on this one, which was surprising, given that it’s usually the first thing I get on a stout. The taste was a lot of oak. I don’t think I’ve ever had a stout which had such a prevalent oak flavor. The next thing that I got was vanilla. I didn’t get as much coffee and chocolate as I usually get from a stout. The finish lingered with a bit of oak. I really enjoyed this one. The booze didn’t overwhelm and it didn’t come with all of the same flavors from a stout. Definitely worth a try.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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