Dominion Millennium Ale - Old Dominion Brewing Company
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4.23/5 rDev +5.5%
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!
02-25-2013 18:02:12 | More by jwc215
4.18/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
02-17-2013 19:49:46 | More by DIM
4.11/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
02-14-2013 02:03:11 | More by coreyfmcdonald
4.23/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
12-16-2012 01:32:53 | More by Knapp85
4.65/5 rDev +16%
This is for a bottle that has been cellared, with an apparent "brewed on" date of 4/2/07 (was kind of hard to read) that I got in a trade for some Jester King.
a: Pours a dark, almost purple-ish red with very little head that dissipates quickly and does not really lace at all
s: vanilla, almost caramel like maltiness
t: Oh. My. God. That is awesome. Heavy vanilla with an undercurrent of toffee, this is like dessert in a glass. The hops bitterness is still there, but all on the aftertaste, quickly followed by just a teeny bit of alcohol bite, but very minimal. Does not show its hand as far as the alcohol content is concerned.
m: Velvety is the only way to describe it. There is very little carbonation, really just enough to not say it's flat, but the mouthfeel slips and slides down the throat, good goddamn that's nice.
d: Very drinkable. I would happily celebrate my birthday today by having three or four of these and then regretting it tomorrow, alas, this is the only one in my cellar. This is a great barleywine, and a great present to me!
09-18-2012 00:03:28 | More by DRyan
Dominion Millennium Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.