Old Dominion Brewing Oak Barrel Stout (365 Day 91)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Oak Dominion Oak Barrel Stout

There is one problem with drinking at least one different American craft beer each and every night for a year: calories. I already have a few too many pounds on me as it is, the extra toll of the last three months is building up my hibernation coat, when I should be shredding getting ready for the good weather. I have known for a year that I need to work out. I have told myself, told me wife, told others that I need to work out. Yes, need to. It has been nothing but empty words.

Last night did happen though: I ran about 1.5 miles after getting home from work. Running in the dark doesn’t bother me, did it a lot about six, seven years ago when I was in shape. What did bother me is how far out of shape I my body has become. I have set a goal to run in a 5k for Father’s Day, hopefully that will be motivation enough to run and keep running. Besides actually running last night, the other goodness that came out of it: my legs, knees, and ankles really felt good afterward with minimal pain. I am hoping the good shoes I have will not let me down.

Oak Barrel Stout by Old Dominion Brewing Company is another beer that came by way of King Bob. The beer pours nice enough into the glass and the aroma seems to tell me the beer will be a solid stout, but for a beer that boasts on it’s label that it goes to the next level with vanilla been and oak chip additions, I don’t see it. The taste let me wanting a bit as well as being a bit to peppy in the carbonation department. I would have it again, but I know of a lot of stouts I would turn to before I did. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9, Taste: 6, Look: 9, Drinkability: 7, Overall: 7.6

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