Dominion Millennium Ale | Old Dominion Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
366 Ratings
Dominion Millennium AleDominion Millennium Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company
Delaware, United States
olddominion.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

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.

Added by Todd on 08-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
366
Reviews:
262
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
19
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 366 |  Reviews: 262
Photo of wisrarebeer
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbl_delta
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 12/22/16 into pint glass. Pours a deep amber with a thin, light tan head. Initial impreession is quite complex: buttery caramel, slight resinous hops bitterness, molasses, biscuits, bread, and honey. Hops are present but in the background. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety; carbonation is light. Finish is slightly boozy, but surprisingly smooth. Very, very good.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber color with a tight, tan head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of fruits and toasted malts.

Tastes of the fruits layered over a good malt base. Fruits lead off with notes of raisins and cherries. Malts add in with caramel, toffee, and a bit of molasses. Hops come next with floral and citrus notes. Honey sweetness comes towards the end and linger through the finish.

Mouthfeel is full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a good barleywine, might have to age a few.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - auburn copper coler with slight head and great lacing
Smell - dark fruit like dark cherries and plums and very sweet. Almost like a quad
Taste - taste very similar to a quad, but less fruit more Carmel.
Feel - slight syrup with a crisp carb
Overall - two thumbs up! Like mentioned above, it's a great barley but has hints of a quad

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Photo of Burkbom23
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stonelis
4.71/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Andnkuhn
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ctb6582
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooLucid
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On an impulse I purchased a six-pack, I was not expecting too much. Wonderful. Nuanced and delicate. Bold but not boorish. Phenomenal texture and fragrance.

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Photo of CertifiedG81915
4.51/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bluehende
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very smooth barleywine. 16 oz pours can get you in trouble.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

From the cellar, bottled 01/31/08. Ages really well. Lacking some carbonation but great smell, outstanding flavor and mouthfeel. Worthy of cellar space.

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Photo of confer
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 version, very tasty aged well.
No booziness at all

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Photo of hoagzzz
3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not a huge fan of the style. I believe barley wine ages ok.. Bottle is from nov iv 13 so hopefully so. Nice to try something different but not really my thing.

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Photo of NumberNone
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wollefdoogylloj
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AMCPhD
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beernads
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of TimZebGir
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

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Photo of lillitnn92
2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of BeerThursdays
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of jrein0254
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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Dominion Millennium Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 366 ratings.
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