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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   EST. CALORIES: 600   ABV: 20%
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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.


Dunt's rating

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dunt (283) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Last tick of Epic Tres. Itís actually pretty sad that this monumentus event has to come to an end, but I canít think of a better way to close out the night. Thanks a bunch for bringing this Chris! Somewhat cloudy orangish brown that is completely still on the pour. Nose is so inviting, this would be a perfect sipper for a cold winter night. Caramel, vanilla, maple, oak, bourbon, and booze highlight a magnificent nose. Millennium is sweet and boozy with loads of caramel, vanilla, honey, and maple. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, no carbonation, and an exceptionally long finish. A masterpiece of a beer, absolutely incredible. Obviously this isnít something you would kill yourself, but it would be a perfect sipper over multiple days. Hereís to getting snowed in this winter!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Pour shared from a special bottle from brokensail at RBSG weekend - thanks again, Andrew! Wasnít sure Iíd 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1808) - Rock Ridge, 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (2763) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
I got this tame pete thanks to Borkensail who brought it to RBSG in a little soda bottle. It is slightly cloudy brown and headless, which makes sense for a beer w/ no carbonation.It smells pretty much like port wine, quite heavily oxidized, w/ just a bit of toffee malts. It is very sweet but surprisingly not heavy. There is good amount of cherry and raisin notes once you taste it and my only real complaint is that itís really hot. Honestly, this and Utopias are pretty tasty but neither of them is half as good as a mid shelf port making their existence quite hard to justify.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6013) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Small pour from a hand screw top container, huge thanks to brokensail... Hazy red brown color. Thin off-white head. Huge caramel malt & heat just in the nose... Huge heat and burn in the flavor. Man. Tasty, though. Dark fruit, caramel spicy malt. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Nice big interesting complex strong ale. Super interesting potent flavorful stuff. Pretty reasonable for the ABV, actually.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirADNielsen (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
@ the peteing zoo. Murky orangish brown appearance with little head. Heavy tannic nose. Lots of wood, leather, dark grape, and plum. Kind of tastes like a port. Big leather taste. Alcohol burn isnít that bad. Big fig taste. Kind of fun to try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6505) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Sampled from the bottle, thanks! Pours a clear earthy amber with no head whatsoever. Aroma is full of caramel, sweet grain and booze with hints of toffee and a touch of smoke. Flavor has sweet grain with strong toffee and caramel as well as a touch of booze.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
brokensail (10642) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Rating #10,000. This one comes courtesy of Derek who very generously sent me this bottle a couple of years ago (thanks again!). I had been wanting to open this for a special occasion, and I suppose 10,000 ratings is as good as any. Flat, copper pour. Not terribly good looking. Good legs, at least. The nose really is great. Rich caramel, honey, chocolate, and vanilla. Whiskey, maple syrup, and baked apple. The taste is quite sweet, but similarly impressive. Tons of maple syrup, caramel, honey, and chocolate. Notes of port, baked apple, and tons of vanilla. Very mild alcohol on the finish. Nice full body. Great stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
brystmar (1203) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
One of my all-time top wants; thanks to Mac for offering to split this! Dirty, murky sludge-brown color. Zero head/lace. Ugly as sin, tbh.

Boozy, liquified caramel aroma character. So much flavor on the palate: explosion of caramelized malt & unbridled complexity. Difficult to describe how fking awesome this is. Need MOAR!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2013
shared by ygtbsm94 @RBWG-JAX Post Grand Tasting-still-hazy dk amber. A-maple/caramel-med malt. T-maple/caramel-med malt, some hop offset. Slick mouthfeel, warming on the back of the throat.


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