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Dominion Millennium - Oak Aged - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

114 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 51
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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Brewfan

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11/1/06 botteling date. Thanks to my Secret Santa (BleedingShrimp) for the opportunity to try this one. Thanks Dan!!!!

Poured into my Stone Old Guardian BWine Glass.

Lots and lots of bubbles on the bottom of the glass. Minimal off white head with some weak lacing. Lacing and head both fade to black extremely quickly. Like 15-20 seconds into the beer, the head is gone and I'm left with a weak rim of lace. Dark, smudgy orangy/amber color with some signs of carbonation.
Immediate fruity nose with a fair amount of alcohol thrown in. Grapefruit pithy with a side of malt. Piney resin in the background with a hint of anise and raisins. Getting some oakiness, but not as much as I expected.
Mucho sweetness on the tongue. Along the lines of an English Barleywine, where the hops takes a backseat to the malt. This is the style of barleywine I lean towards, so this is a good thing. There's a definite port feel to this beer. Medium body that stays with you for a while. Quite drinkable. The 11.4% never really seems to comes through while drinking it, making this maybe a bit tooo quaffable.
Would defintely celler a few of these given the chance. I'd like to see what came out in a few years.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2007 04:40:18 | More by Brewfan
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Some generous friend had brought this bottle to my house to share and sample, and we didn't get to it at the time. With a bottling date of 11/17/06, I imagine they had been saving this for an occasion, so I feel a little bad about cracking it open myself. Not bad enough to keep me from doing it, though.

Pours from the bottle with a murky, opaque, milk-chocolate brown color that is spotted by little bits of floating sediment. There is effectively no head whatsoever other than a thin ring that was generated by a vigorous pour. The aroma is quite mellow but pleasant, with the a combination of sweet whiskey, vanilla, and wood contributed from the barrel-aging dominating anything else. The flavor is again surprisingly mellow, especially for an 11.4% alcohol beer (must be all that age), but it certainly presents defined characteristics of caramel malts, bourbon, oak, and vanilla again. For as sweet as it tastes and how much carbonation it has lost over time, it's not terribly syrupy. Rather, it has a solid medium body that allows the flavors to linger appropriately. Overall, if I had to do it over again, I would have tasted this beer a few years ago, but I was glad to try it even if it is over-aged.

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A: tawny brown, with darker caramel highlights. initial pour yields good amount of carb, considering the age, with 2 fingers of off white head. the head dissipates immediately however.

S: malts (caramel), dark fruit melded well with oaky vanilla. mild ethanol, peanut brittle

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Dominion Millennium - Oak Aged from Old Dominion Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.