Snapshot Review: Old Dominion Brewing Company (Part 1)

Disclosure: the brewery provided complimentary samples for review, with no further stipulations.  I checked the package for an envelope full of cash, and, sadly, there was none.


Dominion Oak Barrel StoutOak Stout

Brewery: Old Dominion Brewing Company
Style: Stout
ABV: 6.1%
Profile: Very malty with a light note of vanilla and a background of oak with a little bit of peat, chocolate, and caramel. Moderate mouthfeel of an American stout.
If you enjoy: stouts with moderate alcohol, good flavor profile but still very drinkable.
My Take: Very well balanced. It’s always great to have a stout with a good bit of flavor that won’t knock me on the ground. They don’t all have to be 4,567,983% alcohol. I really enjoyed this beer.


EspressoMorning Glory Espresso Stout

Brewery: Old Dominion Brewing Company
Style: Coffee Stout
ABV: 9%
Profile: Mellow coffee and chocolate, not too assertive. Enough alcohol to brighten it up, but still very smooth.
If you enjoy: Stouts that prominently feature coffee and/or chocolate.
My Take: Not at the top of my list of coffee beers, but still solid.  I wish there was a little more acidity to brighten up the coffee flavor, but they are clearly going for more of roasty, deeper, chocolatier profile.  I’m not really sure what to make of the bottle label…I’m just here for the beer, folks.

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