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 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%

Photo of beerhan
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Liverocks
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of atrocity
2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of cdtoffers
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of funcooker78
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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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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