Dominion Millennium Ale - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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347 Ratings
THE BROS
93
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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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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of jwc215
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark ruby with a head that has decent staying power, especially for style/abv. Some trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of rich toffee-like maltiness with a hint of tart fruitiness and a touch of honey.

The taste is of rich, sweet toffee/caramel-like maltiness balanced by tart fruitiness and an earthy hop spicing. Just a hint of honey adds to the complex taste. Alcohol is well-hidden.

It is full-bodied and very smooth. Drinks "too" easily for its alcohol level and richness. This is a well-balanced, well-made, enjoyable barleywine!

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a: This was a clear, light amber color. It poured with a thick sticky head

s: Lots of toffee, Plus surprisingly strong honey aromas. As it warmed sugary fruit emerged.

t: Very sweet overall, but the alcohol helps keep it in check. I love the way the honey and toffee flavors work together. The finish is a lingering heat with some grassy bitterness. Not all that complex for a barleywine, yet it is extremely satisfying.

m: Nice and chewy with lush carbonation.

o: Quite a nice surprise. An excellent barleywine and a bargain to boot.

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4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a hazy amber color with just over a finger of white head with a very vigorous pour. This beer does not seem to be very carbonated, but it's certainly not flat.

S: Toffee and caramel mix with honey, dried apricots, and a hint of floral honey. A bit faint, but quite pleasant.

T: A fruity sweetness upfront - I get dried apricots like in the aroma. I get some plums as well as a nice toffee sweetness. Again, there is a light floral honey keeping the beer on the dry side. A touch of sherry oxidation in the aftertaste. Booze is apparent, but very restrained.

M: On the light side with very light carbonation.

O: A very light, yet tasty and fairly complex Barleywine. Nicely aged, I think this is at its peak.

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4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a golden orange color with a soapy white head on top. The retention is pretty good as well as the lacing. The smell of the beer had a good amount of floral and citrusy hops with some mild malt sweetness on the nose. The taste had a powerful bitterness and sweetness blended together. The mouthfeel had a medium body, it also has a solid amount of carbonation as well. Overall this beer to be seemed more like an American Barley Wine than an English one. It's a very nice beer though and I could see myself drinking this one again.

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Dominion Millennium Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 347 ratings.