arminjewell (4163) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Side by side pour with regular Millenium. Pours orange/amber, lighter than the original, with slight off white head. The aroma is much smoother hop and malt blending, and the taste is a much cleaner hop that gives way to a nice smooth sweet malt character that is tart because of the oak. Awesome beer.
theisti (2822) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz painted bottle shared by Gregis. Bottled on 111706 stamped on the label. Pour is hazed orange ruby amber with a very minimal off white head. Nice lacing for a beer without much head. Aroma of initial sweet caramel maltiness, followed quickly behind by a dry dusty sherry - nice but a touch oxidized with quite a bit of cardboard showing through. Taste is the nose, caramel sweet malts, followed by dusty oxidized cardboard minor sour earthiness. Palate is medium, the oxidized cardboard nature thins it out a little bit. Really no alcohol present. Nice stuff, thanks for sharing this one Greg.
gkost (1599) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown. Nose is sweet malts, cherries, wood and bourbon. Flavor was a mild tartness, dark fruit, warming alcohol, prunes and plum, bourbon and dry fresh wood.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a hazy brown to cola color with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of sour malt, vanilla, oak, brown sugar, chocolate. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla, wood, light smoke, slight sourness. Medium body with a slightly boozy finish.
Cletus (6182) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a thin tan head. Smells of vanilla, oak, some earthy hints. Tastes boozy and sweet with a dark fruity finish.
coldbrewky (1319) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from sloth in trade... A twist off !??!! OK, That aside. Pours a semi muddled brown/amber with the thinnest of head. Very drinkable from star tto finish. Mellow realy does not touch the unstated evil that lurks in this liquid. Nose must be pulled from the snifter. 11.4% are you mad? Certainly does not seem that way to me... Body is well rounded and slick. Nose is caramel and lots of it. Full mouthfeel does not overpower. Finish is slow and pleasant...hops twinkle over basement earthy tones. Nice....
thewolf (9885) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [thank you, madmitch76]
Pours lovely orange amber with a small, frothy, yellowish head. Fat toffee aroma, roasted caramel, vanilla-like oak notes, light strawberry sweetness. Low carbonation, great oily mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of caramel, light earthy and citrusy hops. A tad vinious, lovely oak flavours. Relatively sweet, still. Fine flavouring hops - perhaps they should just have added a tad more to bittering. Otherwise top-quality.
tjthresh (1858) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours Texas orange with a white ring of foam. I get some good oak in the nose. Other than that, nothing exciting in the nose. There’s lots going on with the flavor. Well blended toffee and citrus and oak. Medium body. A tad sweet on the finish. Very tasty though.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks AgentSteve. ’06 Poured hazy amber, oxidized, caramel, fruity, little alcohol, little wood.
msante79 (2127) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from my summer secret santa who I still cannot figure who it is. Pours lightly hazed orangish amber with very thin off-white head. Aroma is heavy with sweet malt, booze, oak, light vanilla, hops, dark fruits and caramel. Flavor is mostly sweet malt, booze and oak with some light vanilla, dark fruit and caramel. Flavor is really onesided and little underwhelming. Mostly just sweet malt and booze with some oak and caramel. Mouthfeel is thin and carbonation is very light but that probably due to high ABV and the barrel. Have been wanting to try this for a long time and am a little disappointed but this is still a good beer. I was just hoping for greatness.