philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Millennium Madness Lager--2000 12 oz. Bottle. 8.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Clear light amber rich golden color. Spiced coriander front with fruit hop aroma. Big Bock smooth malty sweet rich body. Finishes with hint of lingering spice, light alcohol bitter, and earthy hops. Sampled 5/17/2000.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased in Jackson Hole, Wyoming as singles in May 2002
One time brew made for the Millennium Y2K Madness - not sure when it was released -12 oz bottle - States right on the bottle that it can be cellared, so I did. Opening this was exciting, even though its a lager I was hoping for perhaps a Bigfoot quality. Unfortunately it wasn't what I was expecting but good non the less.
Color is a deep golden bronze/coppery yellow with just a bit of fizzy head and bubbles. Smells of sweet malt and floral hops and spice, very clean and soft with caramel and sweetbread notes. Taste is good, mostly roasted malt thats sweet and robust with a caramel stickyness and smoothness that leads right into the spicy floral hop thats quickly biting and dry. Nothing overpowering, its balanced well. Surprising for having it sit for so long. I wish I new what the % was cuz it seems strong and makes its presence in the end. Its sneaky.
jazz88 (2675) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle #80/240 signed by Brewer Darron Welch. I bought this at the brewery in Pacific City, OR in mid-October 2002. There could not be a better location for a brewpub. Imagine drinking fantastic beers on a beautiful beach. I only wish I could have stayed until sunset. The bottle says to cellar this as you would a fine vintage. An Imperial Pilsner! What a fantastic brew. Deep amber color with a nice head. Dense, sweet, malty, caramel, reminds me of a barley wine. Itís rich and beautiful.