Dominion Millennium Ale | Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: British 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
Ranking:
#7,669
Reviews:
264
Ratings:
373
pDev:
11%
 
 
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56
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Photo of BMisky
3.27/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 12/28/17. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a glowing amber with both haze and clarity to it; some floaties/sediment along with lots of bubbles racing upwards; creamy light khaki head that slowly falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are malt forward along with some vanilla, cherries and caramel. Some dark fruits. The flavors basically follow the nose for the most part. It's sweet, but nothing cloying or over the top. More vanilla, cherries and caramel. Some toffee along with some raisins. The honey is noticeable. It's not really that bitter. Nice malt backbone. Mild alcohol notes in the finish, but it's not hot or boozy at all. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It doesn't feel heavy. It's smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a nice barleywine. The craftsmanship is on point. It's a nice classic example of the style. It's very enjoyable and fun to drink. Well done.

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Photo of siege06nd
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjohns73
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice ale pours a nice ruby tinged mahogany
with a nice thin beaded head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin pool,
and showcases some nice light lacing. Nose of herbal hops, subtle pine, caramel malts,
cherry notes, and light date with astringent alcohol. Flavors ever so lightly exceed the
nose with cherry and light golden raisins mingling with herbal and lightly piney hop notes
that are bound together by honey and caramel malts with astringent alcohol warmth.
Decent mouth feel; medium body verging on medium light, medium light carbonation,
and a warming hop tinged finish.

Overall, a decent lighter version of a barley wine with a more lively body than the average
barley wine. More of a Belgian quad or a weaker stock ale. Still it is a nice ale.

Cheers

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Photo of cambabeer
3.38/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbl_delta
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
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 +0.5%
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 +5.8%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stonelis
4.71/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Andnkuhn
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ctb6582
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooLucid
4.6/5  rDev +15%
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 +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bluehende
4/5  rDev 0%
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 +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
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 +2.5%
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 -9.3%
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 -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wollefdoogylloj
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Dominion Millennium Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 373 ratings