Dominion Millennium Ale | Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Dominion Millennium AleDominion Millennium Ale

Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company
Delaware, United States

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.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got a couple of these and the Oaked version a while back from Vintage Cellars in Blackburg... I can't believe I've held on to this one for so long... Sharing this one a bit with Brenda... mine is poured into my my Delirium goblet and working while listening to Son Volt.

Nice enough 1" head.. descent lacing and a good cap.. the brew is a light copper.

Aroma is nice.. very full caramel and lesser toasted malt notes.. a small bit of applesauce.. Brenda says Rainier cherries but I don't get it...

Flavor is very pleasing.. just a well made Barleywine.. enough spicy hoppiness to move the malts forward and in the same front..that said, there is a bit of spicy alcohol doing the same. more toasty malts than the nose.. overall, this seems a bit "simple", but I am really liking it.. I enjoy the fact that this seems so easy drinking for such a big ABV beer.. the alcohol is fairly hidden.. the flavors are very well melded and plush.

Nice brew that I've had quite a few times over the years from my great friends in PA and VA.. This is actually the first time that I've settled down and just contemplated the merits..


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Photo of coldmeat23
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
BOTTLING DATE: 02/11/08 (I think. It's hard to read.)
Thanks to Traquairlover for this one.

This pours a nice, golden, copper color with some orange tinting. Almost one-finger of creamy, tan-colored, foam makes the head, which recedes to a slight surface covering. The lacing is in ropes and spots both, and is fairly sticky.

This is filled with notes of sweet maltiness. Hints of honey and toffees. It has a yeasty bread presence. A slight hint of hops is present.

A good level of maltiness comes out, at the first sip. Some yeastiness comes through. Nice touch of honey sweetness. Light butteriness and hints of caramel. Mild hops bitterness in the finish.

Full bodied brew with a medium level of carbonation. Smooth, up until the hops bitterness kicks in, with a mild touch of creaminess.

It's an easy one to drink. As far as barleywines go, it's not overly thick and oily, which would help it's drinkability. Throw in the fact that the 11.40%abv is very hard to find, and this is one nice beer.

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Photo of gford217
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle courtesy of CrellMoset, 2007 vintage I believe.

Pours a hazy orangish amber, lighter than I was expecting, with a small bubbly head with lots of bubbles streaming to the top. It looks a little fizzy.

The aroma is sweet with lots of light sugary smalls with some toffee and caramel as well. It's definitely got a doughy character in the nose as well as hints of hops remaining after 2 years.

The taste is sugary sweet, just like the smell. There is plenty of caramelized sugar and dark fruits. There is an overall boozy character to the taste and it leaves a sweet, tingly burn going down. There is definitely some citrus hops left in this one, despite the age.

The mouthfeel is very slick with low carbonation and medium bodied overall.

This is a very good beer, but it's a little thin on the flavor and not quite complex enough to be an elite barleywine. Either way, it's very tasty and big thanks to Chris for the opportunity.

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Photo of akorsak
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to CrellMoset for this 12 oz bottle, dated from 2007 (that's all that I can make out from the label).

A: The barleywine is a hazy amber color, reasonably approximating the vessel that it came in. The ale has a murky appearance, like a good bit of sediment flowed out of the glass.

S: The barleywine is treacly sweet, malty and bready. Behind the malts, a hop profile lingers even with two years under its belt.

T: The first sip smacks of barleywine, with lots of sweet malts cascading into an avalanche of thick fruits and grains. The malts have a concentrated taste, very full and strong. A peppery flavor lingers with the malts. Hoppiness is evident but not a stand out element. A river of booziness is present, cutting through the entire body.

M: The mouthfeel is a thick, rich barleywine, taking pains to show off its bold malty side. A pleasant sweetness cuts across the entire ale.

D: Although the alcohol is present, it doesn't weigh on the ale. Age hasn't hurt this ale at all.

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Photo of 3Vandoo
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well first, my bottle says Old Dominion Brewery in VA, not DE so I am totally confused, it is the same beer or the Brewery just moved next door.

Deep orangish beer, with a very cloudy body.
no head retention at all, just a shy lace of head with some oil around the head.

smell is bitter, deep malty caramel but also with deep hoppy touches, it smells like it is heavy and big. Smell of think big!

taste at first is a shy malted feeling then followedd by a heavy bitter body, hoppy but well balanced. Some fruity esters are present, some butter feels also, some touches of pines, oranges, fresh and sharp alcohol taste followed by caramel.

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Photo of TLove
3.28/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle to glass tumbler.

Cloudy light orange with a touch of carbonation, a 1 finger, creamy head. A sour, pungent smell with a touch of bitterness, citrus, sharpness, and a fruity sweetness. The taste starts out with a bit of molded camembert cheese, strawberry jam, and smoked meats. Alcohol is prevalent, but at 11.4%, not as noticeable as in many others. Disguised well.

Finish contains a substantial amount of sweet honey, a bitter, amber maltyness and various components of violet floral flavors and a straightforward earthiness. Good finish, but not so sharp in the taste and balance.

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Photo of biegaman
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Millennium Ale is the same tone of orange as the inside of a sweet potato. The beer is beyond murky; inspection to the light showcases a warmer, but always dreary, complexion. Tiny, very glinty bubbles appear like microscopic chars of glass shattering in slow-motion. They sparkle just like diamonds and this twinkling adds some much needed, highly aesthetic and easily distracting decor to the otherwise somber appearance.

This beer has some pretty impressive specs: it contains twice as much honey as malt and over 3lbs of hops per barrel with an additional half pound more of whole-leaf hops used to dry-hop. Evidence of these elements is had in the aroma, an experiment in juxtaposition, where the silky sweet nectar of honey fuses with the resinous and bitter pungency of the hops. Both scents share a distinctively floral and earthy tinge; they work well together.

If the beer really does contain twice as much honey as malt (which, quite frankly, seems a stretch) then what I'm drinking should taste an awful lot like honey, no? Perhaps even twice as much like honey than beer? Well, it's not exactly that ratio but it does taste like honey - the sweet, flowery, nectar-like flavour is mild but unmistakable. It seems an awfully good honey, with a smack of citrus, it is almost certainly wild.

The other part of the flavour, the minority of it although not by much, is an equally sweet malt bill that has been boiled to well beyond the point of caramelization. Remnants of the hops can also be found; traces of earthy, floral greens are never too far away. Although its alcohol doesn't really show and the beer drinks mighty fine as is, I think an extra dosage of malt could have been spared for a thicker, more full mouthfeel.

The bottling date on this 2008 vintage has already passed its year-and-a-half anniversary but the beer seems to have held up. (Fun fact: Honey never goes bad!) Still, it's not something I'd recommend for long term storage. Flavours are delicate and there doesn't seem to be enough malt or hops to make me confident in its chances for long haul survival. Its total lack of carbonation is more persuasion to be happy for cracking it open tonight.

Many believe honey is a natural health remedy - well this is certainly good for what ale's ya! (hearty har har) But seriously, the floral, earthy character of honey is an ideal accompaniment to similar qualities in the hops as well as the syrupy sweetness of the malts. The folks at Dominion brewed a nice little beer to celebrate their 1000th batch - it's a good thing they had the good sense to keep brewing it.

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Photo of findlayfan
4.62/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a six-pack of this back in 2004. Tried one then and a couple more about a year later. Had nearly forgotten about the last two until a week or so ago, when I was rearranging some things in the cellar. It's rather cool this evening for the first of July, so I decided to open one of these.

Poured with no head at all - just a small white collar around the rim of the glass.

Pleasing smell, with sweet toffee notes.

Orangey body with a bit of carbonation.

Some sediment in the bottom of the bottle, with a bit floating in the glass after a modest pour.

Aging has done wonders for this. I remember it as a solid example of the style, a bit up front with the alcohol, and strong on the malt side.

The malt is certainly still there - mellowed a bit - and the alcohol must be, but it's very well hidden now. The drinkability has increased - but two would be the absolute max (for safety's sake)!

Now I wish I'd put away some later versions...

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Photo of brentk56
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brewed Feb 11 2005; tasted in 2009

Appearance: Hardly any head left with the age on this one, but the liquid is a murky amber color

Smell: Rich toffee, golden raisin and overripe stone fruit

Taste: Big toffee flavor up front, with a developing stone fruit and raisin character appearing by mid-palate, along with a hint of earthy hop; after the swallow, the sweeter flavors dominate into the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and syrupy with very low carbonation

Drinkability: Although this bottle spent a little too long in my cellar, it still retains a nice flavor profile for an English IPA; without the carbonation, it has become a bit too syrupy

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Photo of soupyman10
3.45/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed this one on tap at the Old Dominion Brewhouse, hoping it would beat the mess that was this barleywine in the bottle. It did, thankfully, but still not a particularly impressive offering in the style. Alcoholy, again, with lots of caramel malt and light spiciness. I dunno. Two tries is enough for me on this one (although I'll wait for the other two bottles to age for a couple years to see if the alcohol eases up)...

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

11 ounce goblet - $4.25 at Taco Mac in Buford, Georgia.

Appearance: Arrived at Table Fifty-Three a clear, dark amber body with a thin, fine, egg shell-colored head.

Smell: Sweet-smelling, fruit-scented nose of malts (brown sugar, then dark caramel, then Grade B maple syrup) and fresh-made chutney with an overall earthiness to it and marked by whiffs of alcohol.

Taste: Sweet tastes brown sugar and dark caramel with just a touch of chewy breadiness to the overall maltiness. Fruity mixture of ripe cherry, apple, and discarded plumskins which, along with the booze contained within, gives these tastes a slight liqueur feel to them. Sure, I'm willing to cheerfully accept a certain amount of alcohol, but the level of heat its imparting is rather unbecoming. Hint of cinnamon with a wry, knowing wink and the "shhh" finger. Earthy, woody hop character with maybe a light vague touch of citrus. Moderate hop bitterness. Then, it's back to the fruits swirled in brown sugar and maple syrup. Finishes fruity, bittersweet, and with more than a noticeable hint of alcoholic heat.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: At this stage, it's still a bit coarse and unrefined, but it's basically good. Though it does make me more than wistful for a bottle of J.W. Lee's Harvest Ale or, hell, one of my older bottles of Oak Barrel-Aged Millennium. I'm just sayin'!

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Photo of chiefydawg
4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep blood orange, amber body with a short thin whitish head. Fine haze obscures view through the tulip. The head does not last though the glass has legs.

Smells like an English Barleywine should IMO. Sweet malty goodness in the first whiff! White cake batter (with the icing I think), caramel, toffee, butterscotch, biscuit with honey. There actually is a woody, maple-like air there too. some overripe fruit of some sort, faint as it is. Fresh smelling to the last drop.

Tastes as sweet and full as it smells. No big alcohol for as big as the ABV indicates. There is still the honey maple sweetness, maybe even vanilla ice cream. Rich, sweet, and complex. Still woody like a bourbon. Cooked, caramelized brown sugar. How the eff this is not cloying is beyond me but it is not.

Whoa, wait! A few swallows and a comforting warmth wells up in the throat and chest. Nice development as it warms. This sort of opens the door for some of the earthy, woody hop character, muted as it may be. These must be what offsets all of this malt sweetness.

I don't normally think of English Barleywines as a drinkable brew, and this certainly is no session. But I find myself reaching for the glass to sniff and sip way too frequently. That is drinkability to me. Overall I don't know what I would want to change in this from what it is. Boozy and sweet, and I dig it.

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Photo of BZero007
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled date 02/11/08 picked up from Norm's in Vienna, VA.

Pours a very clear amber copper color. Head was normal for a high alcohol ale, poured in to middle of the glass and formed a pretty good head. Aroma was great and smelled of sweet malt and a nice set of hops. The taste of this ale was great as the sweet malts rushed in the front with hops and fruits in the background. Excellent balance on all grounds. Mouthfeel was great and alcohol level was hidden very well. Will continue to stock this brew.

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my buddy chaz over at realbeer for this one. A 12 ounce bottle poured into a basic snifter glass. The ale appears a clear golden chestnut color with about a finger of tightly packed foam. Nose and flavor are of sweet brown sugar coated raisins and figs, a hint of vanilla spiked toffee, biscuits, and dark cherries. Creamy and smooth. The alcohol bite has faded considerably, making this quite drinkable.

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

12 oz. bottle, with stamped brewed on date of 2/11/2009.

Poured slowly into a snifter, Dominion Millenium is a dark amber colored beer, with a thin and quickly dissipating tannish head. Relatively clear throughout the glass, with moderate lacing.

Smell is dominated by malt,hops, and dark fruits. There are hints of raisin and cherry. Honey is also present, along with a bit of caramel. Pretty complete aroma.

Taste is strong and a pretty good balance of malt and hops. High percentage of alcohol is also notable as are the presence of dark fruits. Honey sweetness becomes more prominent as it warms.

Very full and biting on the palate. Both hop sting and alcohol burn make this a sipper.

On the whole, this is a fine English Barleywine. More than a couple would be too much for a night. That does not take anything away from its drinkability, however. This is a good beer to enjoy slowly and in moderation. I am currently aging one and can't wait to compare it to this relatively new sample in a year or so.

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Photo of WaXHeLL
3.03/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Obtained this beer on the East Coast and brought back to California. Bottled on 02/11/09.

Pours Golden Red, semi translucent, with a very thin, but creamy looking white head. Head laces the glass decently well, but almost seems to stick to the glass and dry.

Strong hops smell, with a hint of honey. Slight grassy scent, with very light citrus and floral notes. Overall, pretty muted for a barleywine, but heavy on the hops side.

Sweetness comes out early, with the honey and citrus notes. Good amount of hops in the overall taste, although it is hard to distinguish the hop origin. Finishes semi-harsh, with the alcohol very apparent in the aftertaste. Also finishes with a hop note, and a very slight bitterness. The malt notes are surprisingly strong for a barleywine. Way too sweet for my palette.

Pretty creamy for a barleywine. Carbonation has a good amount of spice hints to it, which is good and interesting. Definitely feels like an English style beer.

The alcohol notes hamper its drinkability, along with the overly sweet taste. Decent for sipping, but that's about it. I also think it's a bit too sweet to be paired with many foods.

Not impressed. Plus points for the beer executing the English style texture extremely well. Minus points for the sweetness and the drinkability. Much too sweet for me. I can't imagine it aging any better either, as the sweetness will be overpowering at some point.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this bottle in a trade with Traquairlover. Thanks Will!

This was bottled 021109 and labelled as 10.5%abv.

It pours a slightly hazy orange red with a good 2 finger head of billowy foam.

The smell is of caramel malt, some fruitiness, and some light notes of citrus.

The taste brings the malt to the front with a huge caramel sweetness with the just the right light note of hoppy bitterness, I want to say pine, to temper the sweetness. It is still out of balance, pleasingly though on the malty side, where it should be for an English BWSA. And...not much sign of the alcohol at all...very well hidden. That makes this way too easy to drink. ;^)

Medium mouthfeel with just a notch below medium carbonation. The head retention and lacing both turned out to be better than average.

Drinkability? Too good for a brew this strong but I won't dock it for that "flaw". I'm *very* happy I got a chance to try and and I'm very happy with it. A darned good brew!

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

I received this grand English Barleywine as an extra in a trade with BZero007 - thank you Nathan! When the trade shipment came in the bag holding this beer was wet on the inside and smelled like stale high alcohol beer so I thought this one was toast but it turns out to be one of the best barleywine's I've ever had!

Poured into a Duvel glass at 45 degrees this beer has a beautiful unfiltered burnt umber look with a soft off-white creamy head. There is quite a bit of carbonation for a barleywine - almost like that of an Imperial IPA but it works great for me.

The initial smells are a bit muted until after the first taste then you start peeling back the layers of aroma in this one. There is a lot of juicy malt, fresh fruit, dried cherries, and a roastiness that's hard to describe.

I am really diggin the deep malty, light hop, and that cool alcohol burn as a latent sensation. This is a beer for the senses. It's hard to believe but even at 10.5% (2009 bottle) this beer is drinking very very well.

There is that nice roundness that you would expect in a barleywine but there is also an oily hop dimension not unlike that of Bigfoot. The two beers although in different classes (American versus English Barleywines) have some striking similarities in the realm of massive malt, plenty of hops, and lots of malt. I would say this is a more balanced beer.

Usually barleywines are slow slow sippers for me and this is definately not a beer you would want to pound, but this is a highly drinkable beer. I would not drink two or three but I would drink one a night for a few weeks if given the opportunity!

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Photo of smanders
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served out of a 12 oz. bottle dated 21109.

Appearance: Dark orange with a weak head. Dissipates very quickly.

Smell: You can really smell the sweetness. Caramel, raisins, and a nice hops background.

Taste: This is sweet ale. Everything from honey to toffee comes through on this one. Thankfully it's balanced nicely with hops so nothing seems too overwhelming. I like this barleywine!

Mouthfeel: Slick, oily, then dry (due to the high ABV%).

Drinkability: A great example of the style that I was ignorant of until I stumbled upon the oddly-labeled bottle at Total. I'm surprised I enjoy the sweetness as much as I do. I would recommend this to a friend.

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

Been holding onto this for quite a while.

Bottled on 1-31-08. Over a year old now.

A- Very attractive red-orange-amber. Poured into a snifter, there is no head to speak of. A cascading of suds attempts to cling to the glass but no real lacing to speak of. From previous experience I do not think this snifter is conducive for lacing.

S - Bread/biscuit and sweetness. Slightly fruity, maybe a level of vanilla, honey.

T - Raisins, vanilla, honey, floral and spicy hop profile. Starts to pick up a slightly medicinal flavor as it warms but not in a bad way.

D - To be 11.4% abv it is pretty drinkable. That being said it's still a one bottle affair that you want to sip on slowly.

I did not take any notes down on this beer when I had it fresh. I split the other bottle I had three ways.

I'd love to score a few more bottles to lay down even longer. Solid barleywine in my opinion.

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Photo of shivtim
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the "Brewhouse" at the DC Convention Center. Fantastic happy hour pricing, but served in a pilsner glass.

Highly visible carbonation. It's deep clear amber/brown, with a tiny head. Nose is strong layers of malts. Some hops poke through with a mild grass scent, but malts dominate and do a little sweet dance. Taste is a malt bomb. Musty grains, subdued sweetness, raw qualities. Not exactly true to style, but quite good none-the-less. Alcohol impressively well hidden. Good mouthfeel, and drinkability only hampered by the ABV.

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Photo of Proteus93
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle served as a single at Beer Run... the bottle design is different than the one I am used to seeing, but it looks like the bottling date is Feb. 11, 2009, so it could just be a new one.

A: Rather pretty orange-amber-reddish hue. The head is a bit short, but not surprising for a higher alcohol brew. It tries to form, with a vigorous bubbling rising from the bottom... it just doesn't become much.

S: Not as hot as other barleywines that I've had in the past. Hoppiness comes out quite nicely, giving it a floral scent, and a big graininess. Alcohol is there, but nicely balanced with the other aromas. Very nice.

T: Sweet, I'm surprised by the flavours of honey that come through. Along with the hops, I find some comparisons to the flavour profile of Bell's Hopslam - not a direct comparison, but a notable similarity in flavour profile. Alcohol spiciness is there for some extra kick, but it's not massive and wickedly hot... quite a bit like the aroma there.

M + D: A nice, big-bodied, big alcohol beer, as it should be... though the ABV listing on this bottle is now 10.5% rather than the 11.4 noted here, so it's a bit of a modification to the recipe. I would be interested in seeing how this held up with a little age, as it could get some interesting flavours. Usually not a big fan of the style, but I enjoyed this quite a bit - hopefully it's something I can continue to get in the future, with the brewery going through the transition. Very nice, and perhaps one of my favourite barleywines!

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Photo of TheMistler
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber and light brown. Some very light sediment provides a wee bit of haze. A solid amount of off-white head is produced by the pour. Nice, drapery lacing.

A malty and then ultimately very sweet nose. Rather clean biscuit is quickly overrun by honey, molasses and caramel. Some alcohol warmth and bit of spice tinkling the nose.

Though there is a good caramel malt presence, the taste evidences more hops than the nose did. Grapefruit, some grass. Biscuit malt not so much in the taste, but there is a bit of molasses, not to mention the honey. Sugary stickiness melds with some resin, providing a sticky dinish. Finish also includes a bit of peppery alcohol and a lot of drying. Ethanol is not unnoticeable for the second half of the taste profile, including the finish.

Good level of carbonation has a nice level of interplay with the alcohol. It is a thick beer, with a bit of chewiness, but everything goes down a bit too smooth, given the ABV. Nonetheless, very much a sipper, and the ABV is more than noticeable in the taste.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
2.12/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Draught from a 5-year old keg. Pours a cloudy brown with a small white head. Aroma is very sweet---vanilla, oak, alcohol, and sweet sweet sweet malt. Flavor is the same--lots of vanilla, alcohol, and sweet super sweet malt. Oh yeah, it was sweet. Too much for me. To the rater below me: no the alcohol does not tone down with age. Blech. This was a disappointment.
4/4/4/2/8 (2.2/5)

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Photo of MrIncognito
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemless red wine glass. Beautiful amber, honey-colored body with a thin white head on top. Head quickly fades into whispy lacing and sticks all over the side of the glass.

S - Such potent and pleasing aroma. Great hoppy smell up front chased quickly by a sweet dark fruit and honey smell, then the alocohol. Alocohol is a bit boozy but fits in perfectly with the other aromas, not overpowering.

T&M - I sipped this beer for about an hour and enjoyed every single sip. It was good cold, at cellar temp, and at room temp. Great hoppy flavor mixed with raw honey and maybe just a bit of caramel. Alcohol leads to some sweetness and as it warms gets a bit spicy. The hops taste wonderful and leave a mildly bitter after taste that is nicely balanced by the sweetness.

D - I could sip this all night for sure. The abv leads to a lower drinkability but the flavors are outstanding. A great dessert beer and apertif/nightcap.

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Dominion Millennium Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 360 ratings.
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