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Dominion Millennium - Oak Aged - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

116 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 116
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Lucular, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of DrBier
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.

DrBier, Jul 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Jspriest, Jun 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

wrightst, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

brpendergast85, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
Photo of devilben02
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.

devilben02, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

JWalterWeatherman, May 05, 2014
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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

StoutItOutLoud, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

BillRoth, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

21Maestro8, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Kegatron, Dec 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Steve_Oldrati, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

IrishColonial, Aug 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Rhettroactive, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

baybassboy, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Gonzoillini, Mar 31, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

ucsbmullet, Mar 23, 2013
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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.

jmarsh123, Mar 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

calcnerd, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

millelacsmark, Jan 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

cliff1066, Dec 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

t0rin0, Dec 04, 2012
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Dominion Millennium - Oak Aged from Old Dominion Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.