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Dominion Millennium Ale - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

347 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 347
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 53
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Millennium is brewed in the barley wine style to commemorate our 1000th batch of beer. Its generous hopping & bottle conditioning allow this beer to be cellared and enjoyed for many years.

(Beer added by: merlin48 on 07-06-2005)
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3.7/5  rDev -7.7%

A: Ruby with a light haze, medium carbonation and thin foamy head (3/3)
S: Honey and alcohol dominate with a little bit of raisin (8/12)
T: There’s a lot of alcohol in this beer...some darker malt character and little bitterness, but mostly the alcohol. Somewhat weird aftertaste similar to mealyness of a crappy light lager but not nearly as strong, and may reflect shipping from DC more than actual beer quality. (15/20)
M: Very smooth yet creamy mouthfeel. Pretty dry on finish. (5/5)
O: Not a huge fan of this guy. It’ll get you drunk, and it lets you know that. I was hoping for a richer flavor profile given the ABV, but I mostly just got the A. (6/10)
37/50

TimZebGir, Today at 03:22 AM
Photo of lillitnn92
2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

lillitnn92, Nov 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Jason, Oct 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

BeerThursdays, Oct 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Trashcat, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

jrein0254, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

beerhan, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

DamienI, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Noelito76, Jul 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Liverocks, Jun 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

wrightst, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

atrocity, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

cdtoffers, Mar 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

funcooker78, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of mvanaskie13
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a sam adams custom glass: color is gold, transparent, great big head, off white in color, great lacing.

Aroma is milder malts, mostly pale style, some honey like notes and some earthy, light pine hops.

Taste is great for a beer this large and of this style, really like the dryer, cleaner malt barleywines: malt is all pale, clean, neutral, not sweet, honey is just enough to promote its presence, good floral presence. Hops are easy, subtle, grassy.

Moutfeel is incredible for this size of beer, great body and flavor presence on the tongue, not too dry and easy on the palate (not cloying).

Overall, wow, this is a great ale and barleywine, very solid flavors and great big beer presence without off flavors or extremes.

mvanaskie13, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

rydev24, Feb 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Necropsy, Feb 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

razorsdescent, Feb 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

ColdWaffles, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

sblanton83, Feb 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

galapaghost, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of justintcoons
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz (twist-cap??) bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Red with 1 finger of loose head and decent retention. Excellent clarity with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Caramel and toffee sweetness with sprinkles of candy sugar. Suggestions of dark fruit and boozy esters.

Taste
Caramel and toffee sweetness mixed with say...a pound of sugar. Suggestions of raisin and black plum. Finishes very earthy with notes of tobacco and leather. Has a slight peppery booziness but is tamed for the most part.

Mouthfeel
Full bodied, slick, silky and chewy.

Overall
A nice sipper. Well balanced with a well hidden abv, however not as complex as most Barleywines.

justintcoons, Feb 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

apasternak, Jan 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

rorjets, Jan 25, 2014
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Dominion Millennium Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 347 ratings.