burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
Color of red wood small thin white head. Big apricot nose with lovely oak/vanilla flavor. Absolutely lovely, balances perfectly with malt and hops! Great beer experience obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 14, 2004
Golden amber w/little or no head. Smells like bourbon, vanilla, and malt. Medium creamy mouthfeel w/long finish. Vanilla, carmel, charcoal, and BOURBON! Sweet and creamy this beer won’t leave my mouth...Awesome beer/bourbon! JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2007 Well made, Thanks Mike! Amber colored, translucent. Aroma is malty, but the barrel aging comes through on this one like a champ. Flavor is very malty, slighty fruity, but very woody. Bodiy is syrupy(like a barley should). Wood y nish. Excellent beer. flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Beautiful amber color with a small beige head. Nice rich bourbon, oak, vanilla, and malt aroma and flavors. Slightly thick feel with a semi-dry finish. Impressive! loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Beautiful hazy ruby color with a very small beige head. The aroma was full of bourbon (not my favorite aroma in beer) and had some apple/grape tones as well. The flavor was absolutely perfect...slight bourbon, tons of vanilla, grapes, oak, and just a slight burnt/roasted tone. The feel was rather smooth, not syrupy, but slightly thick...semi-wet finish. Wonderful Barley wine. Thanks Goldtwins!
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2004 12oz bottle purchased at Dominion. Simply delicious. Pours a beautiful deep reddish amber with a small dissapating head. Aroma and taste is of amaretto, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, whiskey, brown sugar, some cherry, tons of malt and hops, dark fruit, wood and smoke. VERY complex-there’s a lot going on here. Pretty sweet as you would expect from a barley wine. Has that great warming alcohol finish. Mouthfeel is very full, round and creamy. Extremely delicious and drinkable, a world class barleywine. Highly recommended. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Pours a pure clear copper amber with a medium sized and well lacing cream colored head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, some fresh hops, and plenty of bourbon oak. Starts with a pleasant and not overpowering sweetness, turning more bitter, then finishing somewhat warming, but still hiding its alcohol well and leaving a lingering, smooth and enjoyable bourbon oak flavor. A very tasty brew and better than the original Millennium. Thanks to jeffc666 for this gem! scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Deep reddish- amber, thin wispy white head. Crazy nose of coconut, pineapple, caramel, vanilla, wood, and bourbon. Malty bourbon sweetness is predominate, but a small blast of hops keeps it from the cloying level. Makes for a nice balance. Full bodied, fizzy carbonation, dry, woodsy, alcohol finish. This is good stuff for sure. Thanks Jeff for grabbing me a few bottles. I certainly hope Dominion continues down this creativity path.... Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2004 Clear amber color without any head what so ever. The aroma was mostly caramel, with some bourbon. The taste is what I found really interesting. Yeah, its a barleywine, but tasted more like a weak bourbon aged on fresh barrels without any smokiness. Light flavor of rock candy. Kind of eerie that it was like liquor without complexity. I would think this will be something in time, but it is not ready just yet. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2004
Pours amber brown, with very little head. Aroma is bourbon and alcohol.
Bourbon really jumps out at you in the taste. Other tastes includes sweet malt, brown sugar, and some bitter hops towards the end. The alcohol reallly shows up as you swallow. Aftertaste is dry, with some oak as well. A rather interesting beer. I think I’ll age some a while.