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Dominion Millennium - Oak Aged - Old Dominion Brewing Company

Dominion Millennium - Oak AgedDominion Millennium - Oak Aged

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91
outstanding

106 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%


Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: garthwaite on 07-27-2004)
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle courtesy of 2dogbrew. Thanks Russ! You're the best!
Served in my Founders snifter.

Lightly murky plum-colored body. Thin tan head. Rather weak retention and very little lacing.
Smells pretty boozy... Loads of sweet malts; caramel primarily, and tons of vanilla. The flavor is quite boozy-- rather a bit too much so. The beer goes from overly sweet to high booziness with a big warmth filling my throat and chest. Feels rather syrupy. The booziness seemed to decrease as the beer warmed up-- which I found odd, but welcome.

Overall-- this isn't unpleasant at all, but perhaps I've had too many world class barrel aged barleywines... It feels like I would just take this one for granted.
Good beer, totally worth a try! I could see lots of people making this a regular purchase.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 03:10:28 | More by AleWatcher
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Rhettroactive

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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baybassboy

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

05-14-2013 04:25:19 | More by baybassboy
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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03-23-2013 21:28:35 | More by ucsbmullet
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours light cloudy brown with a small off white head fading immediately. No lacing or retention.

Lots of vanilla and bourbon on the nose. Booze forward although sweet caramel is present as well.

Sweet caramel up front. Vanilla is strong throughout and a strong bourbon presence is still there even after some aging although it has rounded out into a smoother flavor.

Light to medium mouthfeel with adequate carbonation. Booze contributes a lot to the flavor, but not really a lot of alcohol burn.

Not sure exactly how old this was ('08 maybe), but it's still pretty solid. A notch below some other commonly available versions of the style, but still something I liked.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 13:01:24 | More by jmarsh123
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

02-02-2013 01:47:56 | More by calcnerd
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-10-2013 23:21:06 | More by millelacsmark
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cliff1066

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-24-2012 04:17:22 | More by cliff1066
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-17-2012 17:29:10 | More by stereosforgeeks
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California

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12-04-2012 03:18:09 | More by t0rin0
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dunix

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-13-2012 15:57:44 | More by dunix
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Enoch

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.2%

08-13-2012 18:29:00 | More by Enoch
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briandaube

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

06-02-2012 20:57:42 | More by briandaube
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raveskdr

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dominion found several palates of this in their warehouse and decided to sell it late last year. Wish I had bought more than a case. 2009 vintage poured into my Bruery sniflip.

A - Light murky brown with great carbonation after all this time. Not only that, but these stupid things are screw tops. What stupidity. But it kept its carbonation fantastically.

S - First smell is a really amazing bourbon vanilla. From there you get some of the sweetness from the malt and slight nuttiness.

T - Nice carmelly malts right off the bat. The smooth vanilla from the barrel rounds out the back end of the beer. There is a slight sour twang on the back end as well, but has never been in any of the other 8 or so bottles I have had.

M - For an 11%+ beer, there is such little alcohol. The mouth is slightly light for a monster barrel aged barleywine, but it makes it very drinkable.

O - This is a really great beer. This was the last batch before AB came in and completely dicked Dominion up. They still haven't recovered. Not even close. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to get some of the original stuff at an amazing price, aged perfectly in the Dominion warehouse. Glad they decided to release it to the public. Kudos. I had a bottle of this from 2005 and it had fallen off, so I do need to make sure that I get through mine in the next 18 months.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 19:23:22 | More by raveskdr
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bmur112

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

03-28-2012 11:14:50 | More by bmur112
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djdonaldson

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-26-2012 19:58:14 | More by djdonaldson
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shcufj

Vermont

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from '05 12oz bottle into snifter.

A:Thin, white bubbly head that disipated quickly. Cloudy, golden brown color.

S: Strong, malty, liquory aroma with a hint of oak barrels

T: Light, sweet, malty taste, that finishes with a slight hot liquor burn. Some barrel tastes towards the end of the sip.

M: Medium to full bodied feel. Well-carbonated despite the age and alcohol content.

O: A very good barrel-aged barley wine. I would have preferred to have it when it was a bit younger, but received this one as an extra in a trade.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 03:26:19 | More by shcufj
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woolybully67

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.2%

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mikeyv35

New York

3.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Date: 01/31/2012
Type: 12oz. Bottle
Vintage: 2009
Glass: Half Acre Tulip

Pours a light brown mahoghany in color w/ a skim coat white head that leaves minimal lacing. Aromas of oak, caramel/toffee, dark fruits, and a touch of bourbon. The taste starts off w/ massive oak up front, leading into caramel/toffeed, and finished w/ mild bourbon and an off putting flavor. I never thought I would say this, but the basement mustiness mixed with the bourbon and thinness of this brew, mixes to make a finish that is offensive to me. Medium bodied and lush. I was struggling to finish half a glass.

Overall, I was very disappointed by this brew that I was looking forward to sampling. Just has an odd finish on the palate! Will not be revisiting this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 06:17:44 | More by mikeyv35
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Dominion Millennium - Oak Aged from Old Dominion Brewing Company
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