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Samuel Adams Millennium - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams MillenniumSamuel Adams Millennium

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

58 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 12.64%


Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  21.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-08-2001)
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
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cosmicevan

New York

4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

big thanks goes out to GrumpyOldTroll, jbuddle, Sean9689, SpeedwayJim, AgentZero, dtmets84 for sharing in the greatest day of beer that i have ever been a part of. huge thanks to jim and josh for tracking down and providing this bit of unobtainium.

notes from 1/12/2013

this was my biggest want and personal whale - consumed from a utopias glass.

the beer poured fairly still as expected. maroon ornage with no head, no bubbles. smells of booze and caramel. tastes UNREAL. little slice of heaven in a glass. everything is well integrated. happiness. this one deserves a score of "7" on taste, but alas i can only give it a 5. josh says that it is liquiried caramel and he's spot on. this was THE highlight of a tasting that included dave, m, and others on that level. this was far better than what i expected and i expected a LOT.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 06:13:13 | More by cosmicevan
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BeerBuyerBill

Minnesota

3.49/5  rDev -24%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This one was in my cellar for 14 years. The cork was 100% saturated, basically just mush held together by the wax dip. The beer was the ugliest I've ever poured. Dirty, muddy, cloudy grey/brown with no head. However, it still had very soft maple, honey, caramel, molasses flavors and aromas. Totally hid the 20+% Abv. Drank like a very old Tawny Port. Very delicate, not heavy at all. Good, not great, but didn't live up to the hype in my head or the cost of the bottle. I think it's well past its prime. When I tasted it in 2000 at GABF, it was all power, a boozebully of a beer. Now it feels tired and worn out.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 19:35:36 | More by BeerBuyerBill
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treyrab

California

4.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Catching up on some of my reviews. This was opened by a generous soul last summer at an epic tasting.

The opening of this beer was rather comical. The cork was so old that it started to crumble. Thus, in our current state midway through the tasting, we deemed it necessary to have one person take a vacuum hose to the top of the bottle, while another person chiseled away at the cork. Finally, we got it (but not without some cork particles in our glasses).

A: Pours a flat (as expected) deep brown with a few tan bubbles (that were most likely from the vigorous pour, rather than actual carbonation).

S: Intense rich leather, deep wood, salty soy sauce, dark chocolate, and cigar leaves. Smells kind of sweet though, with maybe some toffee.

T: Pretty much the same. Incredibly complex. And while this has some heat to it, it is incredibly smooth and does not interfere with the other flavors.

Overall, this is just a spectacular beer. Definitely the best Boston Beer Co. beer I have had.

Serving type: bottle

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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy Santa Claus sshit. Thanks suitcase Jon for sharing this mega waleeee. I didn't know I was in Wales (all the signs said New York)

No head. Color is a clear copper. Looks like a liquor.

Aroma: maple syrup, oak, vanilla, bourbon, caramel and some other light spices. The nose is so complex and so inviting. A touch if allspice.

Taste: so much oak and wood. Then the maple syrup hits with some sweet flavors. Candied sugar and caramel with vanilla. The alcohol doesn't show at all. There is a hint of bourbon, but it is mainly oak.

Mouthfeel: is sweet and warming. Very smooth. Obviously low amount of carbonation. Ends with some sweetness on the palate.

Overall, this beer is incredible. One of the best liquids I have ever drank. So easy to drink. So complex.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I’m not normally this pithy, but I’ll simply say that this beer was simply sublime, and easily transcended the realm of beer and became something far more ethereal. I’d go into more detail, but my last bottle was drained in 2001, and I just realized that I’d never posted my comments years ago, so this just seemed like the time appointed by the Universe to rectify the omission.
I remember the beer being exceptionally smooth, with notes of bourbon, subtly charred oak, maple, and a definite sensation of sipping something more akin to a fine cognac.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 19:45:38 | More by Impfan
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jbuddle

New York

4.84/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Another huge tick, opened at the 1/12/13 NYC tasting. Thanks to Jim for splitting the trade with me! Poured from the waxed blue bottle into a Utopias taster.

Looks a little dead in the glass, and honestly not particularly pretty. The appearance is this beers biggest knock. Deep brown, a bit opaque.

The aroma and taste are straight 5's. This is on another level from Utopias - its like a caramel factory was doused with brandy and lit on fire. Smell intoxicating, full of alcohol, burnt sugar, a bit of sweet liquor and molasses. A touch of green apple but it seems to work here. The taste is liquid caramel and booze in perfect harmony. We had Utopias 10th later in the evening and its not even close to how perfectly MMM comes together. The barrels really have done some amazing work with this, and this beer is tasting sublime right now.

Mouthfeel is a little lighter than Dave, a bit more like a brandy than beer, but wholly inviting and quite well done.

Sam Adams Millenium stole the show. I see others at this tasting are already unloading their cellars for another bottle. It's that good.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 04:32:14 | More by jbuddle
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.86/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Josh and I acquired this one in a joint effort. 3oz. pour into a Utopias glass. Reviewed from notes 1/12/13.

Pours no head, no lace, no carbonation. Beer is a dark, slightly clear orange-brown. Huge legs. Nice color but everything else is pretty average for the style.

Nose is big booziness with caramel, sweet green raisins, toffee, and molasses. Sweet and rich all the way through and incredibly aromatic as expected.

Opens caramel, toffee, booze, dark raisins and prune, molasses, honey, brown sugar. Sweet booze and honey on the finish and more syrup in the aftertaste. Great complement of flavors displayed here and the booziness really caresses the complexities in this beer.

Full bodied with no carbonation. Oily and slick and boozy in the mouth and with a bit of heat going down. Messy finish with a sweet, sticky, long aftertaste. Incredibly drinkable given the high ABV.

I can't help but try to get one of these for myself so I can have an ounce or so every couple of months. Indescribably good, MMM is everything you could want from this style. The flavors are not only perfectly integrated, but also complement each other perfectly. The booziness is there but this beer isn't hot for the sake of beer hot. Rather, the booze adds a rich depth of character that enhances the nose, flavor, and feel of this beer. In a tasting featuring M, Dave, and MMM, this beer was the clear winner for a lot of us.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 17:15:33 | More by SpeedwayJim
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Samuel Adams Millennium from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
99 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.