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Dominion Millennium - Oak Aged - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

115 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
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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Reviews by aracauna:
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aracauna

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my 1000th beer and I’m glad I had it around for that milestone. The sad part is that I’m drinking this in honor of my grandmother, who passed away this morning. The beer is a gorgeous hue somewhere between amber and copper. The head’s a bit weak, but I’m very lenient in that area when it comes to this style. The aroma is excellent: barleywine butter, dried stone fruit, molasses, oak, bourbon and a touch of smoke (probably from the barrel). The flavor is very smooth, only giving a hint of the strength without letting you forget that this is a barleywine. The body is slick with just enough heft to remind you that it’s there. Not too bitter. It’s not really that old, but tastes like it’s been aged for a while. I love you Granny. Now go break up Granddaddy’s poker game with the angels before he gets them all kicked out of heaven.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2005 04:15:11 | More by aracauna
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2009 Vintage. Poured into Tulip glass. No ABV on label.

Pours with a white head with good retention to the bottom of glass (25+ min). Sporadic, light lacing.

Golden in color with good clarity.

Prominent aromas of Bourbon and alcohol. Followed by fig?, dark fruits, leather and malt. Aromas blend very nicely with warming.

Taste follows smell with bourbon up front but not overpowering, if you like bourbon and beer, blends great. Followed by malt, fig, prune and a mild leather aftertaste with a sweet finish. Hides the alcohol very well. Again, as the beer warms the flavors seem to blend into a near perfect harmony.

Mouthfeel is good overall but the beer is a bit sweet with a slight coating feeling at end.

A great example of what loving aging of beer can do. I purchased this beer fresh, and really enjoyed it. The aged version is outstanding, nothing over the top, just a beautiful blend of flavors in a well crafted beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 01:22:27 | More by DrBier
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-30-2014 01:42:42 | More by Jspriest
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wrightst

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-26-2014 02:47:36 | More by wrightst
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-14-2014 18:59:33 | More by brpendergast85
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-28-2014 20:19:04 | More by Latarnik
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devilben02

North Carolina

3.36/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 19:12:47 | More by devilben02
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JWalterWeatherman

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-05-2014 04:26:21 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12-oz bottle served to goblet. Acquired as an extra from raveskdr back in September. The date on the bottle's smudged, but I think it is 4-2009 (perhaps 4-2007).

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

T: very boozy at first, but as this opens up to the air (and my palate acclimates), it is sticky sweet. little brown sugar w touch of dark fruit. the aftertaste's all sticky caramel, very pleasant

M: touch thin, but there's some sticky icky

i've drank more impressive bourbon-barrel barleywines, but this went down quick. was very happy not to get oxidation notes

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 23:20:34 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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atrocity

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-29-2014 19:17:47 | More by atrocity
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-19-2013 02:08:32 | More by BillRoth
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-13-2013 20:02:07 | More by 21Maestro8
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-10-2013 01:15:07 | More by Kegatron
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

09-15-2013 21:27:59 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-17-2013 05:30:48 | More by IrishColonial
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-23-2013 04:39:07 | More by Rhettroactive
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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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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-31-2013 01:54:08 | More by Gonzoillini
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

5/5  rDev +22.2%

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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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

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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t0rin0

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-04-2012 03:18:09 | More by t0rin0
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Dominion Millennium - Oak Aged from Old Dominion Brewing Company
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