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Samuel Adams Millennium

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RATINGS: 172   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (15181) - DENMARK - MAY 26, 2012
Courtesy of 3fourths @ CBC. Hazy amber with no head. Aroma is malt, fruit, toffee, caramel and hops. Flaovur is malt, fruit, toffee, dried fruits, hops, medium sweet, little bitter with notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (17427) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2012
Courtesy of 3fourths @ CBC. Thanks a lot! Hazy amber without head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dried fruit, port and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet. Very sweet finish with warming alcohol. Very full bodied. 110512

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9107) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2012
sampled from bottle multiple times over a three day period. of course it has no head and no carbonation, and color was affected by a small amount of sediment mixed in while carrying the bottle around, ending up less than what I would call cloudy or muddy. I kept coming back to the description of this as something like port beer: 20% alcohol, best served as a dessert drink, but not over sweet or too high in alcohol for it’s body. the nose contains everything from vanillin and oak (surprised as this is un-oaked), sherry, port wine and cognac but with less of the strong grape/plum/fruit chracter and more of a caramel, vanilla and nougat character. warming, tingling alcohol is never overbearing compared to the sweetness (which is medium to medium-high) and body (viscous, thick, sticky, but not cloying or fatiguing). burnt nuts show up at times, and the wood/oak barrel/vanillin character is more muted on the second day. I found this bottle on random travels through Wyoming, of all places, and I’m glad to have brought it along to Denmark to share with so many people, and to try multiple times in different settings. I think day two was probably the best shape for this beer after having some time to breathe. More enjoyable than Utopias, and *much* more enjoytable than Tripel Bock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Camons (10099) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration, courtesy of 3Fourths, Thanks! Pours hazy brown, no head. Aroma of big malts, caramel, oak, vanilla, port, light booze. Taste is sweet big malts, caramel, some dried fruit, oak, vanilla, dried fruit, port. Medium body, soft carbonation. 110512

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21190) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle courtesy of 3fourths, thank you sir! Murky maroon brown color. Aroma of sherry and maple syrup. Taste is cloying sweetness. Thank you Michael!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
grunx (367) - - MAY 16, 2012
A cata a cegues diria que es una garnatxa envellida de postres. Molt fina, aromàtica, notes d’envelliment. Gran cervesa. Però la trobo molt cara. Per molt menys em compro una de les millors garnatches dolces del món.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 10, 2012
750mL thanks to 3fourths. Tawny, muddy mahogany pour with good highlights. No head. Rich port nose with powerful sherry and honey. Rich English Barleywine flavors similar to JW Lees Port or Sherry. Sharper brown alcohol. Rich and powerful. Nice powerful tawny oil and rich port and honey. Sweeter English Barleywine. Thanks MJ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
"Intermission" beer at the DC Lambic & Sour Tasting on April 14, 2012, courtesy of ygtbsm94. Thanks a lot, Brad! Longtime want served in a Samuel Adams taster glass. Pours a clear copper-dark brown color with no head, lacing, or anything of that sort, but I certainly wasn’t expecting that. The color is nice enough to warrant a 4.0. The nose is super-intense and brings notes of brown sugar and caramel with a bit of toffee underneath. There’s some maple coming to the front as it warms plus a fairly-heavy dose of sherry. Vanilla lingers in the background and carries through with the ample into the flavor. Flavor consists mostly of the aforementioned vanilla and maple over a backdrop of sherry and port notes of oxidized malt plus heavy caramelized brown sugar. Flavor lasts across the palate for awhile before a bit of alcohol sets in. Moderate-to-strong sweetness through the finish, which is very smooth, almost creamy and oily in how smooth it is without much carbonation and a very low amount of noticeable alcohol. Overall, this is incredible smooth and I was thrilled to finally try it. Big thanks again to Brad for bringing this bottle out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4043) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle shared by frumptydumpty on new years eve 2011. Thanks Ryan. After struggling to get out the cork and finally just pushing a large piece of it into the bottle so we could get to this super hyped beer. Ryan initially poured this into shot glasses to share with the masses but the only people who had any real interest in this treasure were me, ryan, ryan’s bro, and paul, the owner of duck rabbit so we ended up with a lot leftover including a 12 oz plastic cup full that ryan showed me the next morning. quite the wounded soldier. anyway. this beer was good, but a few of the top beers in this style (mainly thinking of M and Dave), this one seemed somewhat underwhelming. Big nose, lots of caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, umami, toffee, port, sherry. Interesting stuff but Ryan’s beers that he made at Fano were much better to me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle number 503/3000, with a big thanks to Adam. Pours a tawny brown with a slight amount of bubbles hanging out around the edges of the glass. Caramel, toffee, syrupy bourbon, and a whole heap of umami. Reminiscent of the very old koshu we had at RBSG 2010. Flavors are incredible, caramel and toffee, more umami. Velvety smooth, excellent mouthfeel. Long finish with touches of maple. Rather port like. Alcohol here is completely hidden. This destroys Utopias. No idea why they wouldn’t make this again and just keep making Utopias. This was incredible.

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