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Samuel Adams Millennium

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 600   ABV: 20%
Big, caramel, vanilla with notes of fruit and malt. Finishing clean and crisp. The package is as elegant as the beer it contains: a cobalt blue bottle with platinum lettering, finished with a natural cork and sealing wax, encased in a cherry wood box. There are only 3,000 bottles of Samuel Adams Millennium, and each is signed and numbered by Koch. A bottle of Samuel Adams Millennium costs about two hundred dollars.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (11224) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle shared at A Day To Sink All Sea Shepards tasting. Cloudy brown with no head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, vanilla, fudge, malt and then booze and alcohol coming out strongly. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with hot alcohol and very soft carbonation. Very boozy but done in a good way. Tried this along with Dave, and though they’re both way too strong ABV, this was the winner. [17-09-2016]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (2803) - GREECE - SEP 21, 2016
750 ml bottle shared at the original Chez Moeder Lambic’s cellar. Hazy copper-red brown color with no head. Malty aroma, caramel, dark dried fruits, raisins, light vinous, wood, alcohol. Sweet and light bitter aloholic taste like aroma. Medium oily silky body with soft to flat carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (8210) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2016
Extreme & manifold thanks to kermis!!! Gorgeous bottle. Small sample. Pleasantly warming, not boozy at all with thick sweet malts, sugar, almond, sweet walnut, very thick & rich malt body, thick toffee malts,… Superbly rich malt base, oxidation that is here only adds, sweet vanilla & malty toffee sherry. Really amazing & so much better than Utopias which is heavy oxidation & boozy. Utopias is nice & fun to try ones but this is an infinitely better beer in my opinion. The hype is real.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (6369) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2016
@ A day to sink all seasheppards. Thnx for sharing, everyone !! Pours dark brown, rather clear. No head. Smell is full, bit booze, grains. Taste is very silky, booze, grains. Sweet, full, grainy. very complex ! very nice, perhaps a bit boozey ( it IS 20 ABV , after all ) which made it the lesser one between MMM and M , but appart from that, this is indeed a great beer where I can understand the hype for

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2016
9000th rating. Huge thanks to Brad for sharing this at the lobby share during RBWG. Number 686/3000 bottle. Pours a dark cloudy brown with no head. The oma is strong booze, dark fruit, oak. Thin mouth with strong booze and caramel, fig, vanilla, held up very well, really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (4024) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2016
Shared nearly 2 years ago now by one Mr. BrokenSail early morning @ the Presidential Suite.
Entered as the benchmark for my 100th Massachusetts rating!
Pours a deem amber, perfectly still (of course)

The aroma is rich with some candied cherries, some vanilla and a good bit of toffee. It’s got a sort of oloroso sherry thing happening with the richness and the oxidation, but it’s also a little like PX with the raisiny things happening. It’s sherry like either way and it is also noticeably boozy, which is pretty par for the course with something as huge and rich smelling as this.

The flavor is again that sort of carefully oxidized sherry thing, a good bit of caramel & a lot of warming booziness. It’s got a good woody and vanilla thing happening. Again with the raisins cherry and toffee, yep it’s a sweet beer but there’s quite a bit going on.

Thanks Bro!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
knickskicks (1151) - - SEP 6, 2015
Hazy copper pour. Nose is caramel, maple syrup, butterscotch. Taste is liquid butterscotch, maple syrup. Sticky full mouthfeel. Wow. Words cannot do this beer justice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Pour shared from a special bottle from brokensail at RBSG weekend - thanks again, Andrew! Wasn’t sure I’d ever get to try this. Anyway, it pours a clear, rich amber-copper color with no head. Notes of toffee, brown sugar, honey, caramel, vanilla, maraschino cherry, candy apple, whiskey, chocolate, and sherry. Warms the nostrils and palate. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth, warm, coating mouthfeel. Has held up well for the most part, though more recent vintages of Utopias are definitely preferable to me. Thanks again for the special opportunity, brokensail! This is pretty legit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (4316) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Shared at RBSG 2014 in the Presidential Suite, thanks Andrew! Nose is a strong vinous, sherry, and dried fruit. Pour is still, murky brownish red. Strong fruit esters in the flavor with sherry. Lots of sherry. Stone fruit and dried apricot. Lots of alcohol lacing on the glass. Very similar to Utopias. Surprised that the alcohol warming is mild and not burning and harsh. Overall very pleasant

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6956) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Cool Bros Only Bottle courtesy of brokensail. Thanks. Pours a nice brownish tawny hue, copper burnt glow in the body and edges with faint ring that dies to nothing. Rich deep hues. Aromas are sherry and toffee, caramel and firm oak meet vanillin, spirit and some warmth. Touches of chestnut, caramel and firmer oak. Sherry, orange rind and gentle marmalade. Rich and sweet. Initial is medium bodied with firmer spirit, sherry and bourbon, touches of oak, well fermented with a bit of carmelized malt, dark and dried fruit. Warm and spirit driven into the backend. A nice sherry, red fruit and firmer abv driven elements into the backend. The rich nose is sweet and intense, very deep as the beer itself seems a bit thin and warm overall. Touches of spirit, gentle toffee and sweetness. Odd, thin, and more in that spirit mode overall. Touches of warmth, a bit fusel and firm barrel elements. Gentle smokiness dies out a bit. Some solid stuff, honor to try. Nose is intense.

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