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RATINGS: 968   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 810   ABV: 27%
To create Utopias, the brewers at Sam Adams used traditional brewing ingredients including all four types of Noble hops, which add a slightly earthy, herbal taste. The spiciness of the hops really comes alive. In fact, Utopias MMII has even been described by some as almost "fiery" -- a fitting description for the strongest beer in history. Beyond the special brand of hops, Utopias features ingredients that truly set it apart from other varieties of beer. Utopias MMII contains caramel and Vienna malts for its rich amber color and several different types of yeast including a variety found in champagne. $100 a bottle and it's limited to 3000 bottles, which look like copper brew kettles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2016
Pours a dark golden brown with fluffy head. Aromas of dark malts, hops, and light bourbon. Flavors of sweet malts, hops, and nice bourbon notes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2016
Pour at Doherty's Ale House. It's dark brown with no head. Massive alcohol on the nose and also a lot of raisins. Surprisingly smooth on the tongue. Instantly gives you a warming sensation. Rich and robust flavors of fig and raisin. Finished fairly clean. Surprisingly quaffable. The kind of thing you have after a great event like Arrieta throwing a no hitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1229) - LinkŲping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2016
(Sample of 2015 bottle @ VilleValla Pub, LinkŲping, April 5 2016) Pours clear red copper with no head, like a tawny port. Aroma is also tawny port, crossed with older sherry, super-sweet caramelized sugar, dried fruits, vinous, soft oak, oxidation, maybe a touch of buttery character from the wood, alcohol present. Flavour is quite sweet but again slightly drier than a port, more older sherry-like. Raisins and other pale dried fruits, burnt sugars, a bit nutty, lots of wood. Finish is a touch soft and drier, nutty, slightly buttery wood, persistent vinousness, soft bitterness, some alcohol. Smooth, oily, no carb. Very much on the fortified wine side of things, though without the same intensity of finish that the best of them have. Interesting nuances picked up from the barrels involved, rather unique in the beer world, but would rather buy a good tawny port given the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 5, 2016
A- pours a thick rich mahogany with no noticeable head or lacing. S- aromas deluxe! Booze booze and more booze. But if you don't stick your head in the glass there are great notes of cinnamon raisin bread, brown sugar, bear claws, Vermont maple leaf candies, molasses, cedar, orange blossoms, dense honey, obvious malts, oh yeah, and still some booze. M- thick and heavy viscous body with high burn and sugar. No carb. T- booze of course comes through at first. Lots of rye whiskey, grass, lemon and orange pulp. Much like an old fashioned. Middle is brown sugars, caramel and molasses which thin quickly. Sour, wet wood. Lavender, pepper, licorice, nutmeg spice. Pecan pie. Ending burns with rye, lemon pith, sharp grass and more barrel. Zinc. Ending is sustained but also efficient and clean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eripe323 (63) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2016
Sample from VilleValla Pub. Dark amber with no head (due to sampling). Smells of raisins and booze. Taste of raisins, some plum, caramell, toffee, sweetness, booze (sort of whiskey-like). Low carbonation. Overall quite good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (5978) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle of the 2013 vintage that Iíve been slowly rationing, first release to be blended with a touch of KMF. Poured 1-2 ounces into a Utopias Riedel glass. Clear dark copper/amber brown, no head as expected. Aromas of whiskey, oak, Port, dark fruit, light smokiness. Tastes of oak, whiskey, dark fruit, light caramel, Port wine, a little smokiness. Medium-light body with a dry and warm finish. Alcohol heat seems to have faded nicely since having this bottle fresh. Nice complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (6414) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Sample from bottle, many thanks Oh6gdx! Deep brown, no head. Strong raisiny aroma, plums, alcohol warmth. Some vanilla and plum liqueur. Long finish, alcohol burn and warmth. Very nice to get to try this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5400) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle. Clear copper brown pour, no carbonation. Dark dried fruit, brown sugar, caramel, sherry, notes of vanilla, and booze. Hot and boozy as expected. Glad to finally have tried this, itís good, but not amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (3490) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Thanks for WillRunForBeer for shipping me a sample. Aroma is super intense and boozy but I like it. Burnt caramel, overripe fruit, brown sugar, molasses, and nuts. Tastes ultra rich and boozy but remains pretty smooth. Burnt sugar throughout with nuts and dark fruit. Load of vanilla and oak too. Alcohol is noticeable but not as much as I thought it would be. No carb but thatís expected. Super syrupy mouthfeel. Could only drink this an ounce or two at time but itís very enjoyable for what it is. No way worth the price. Youíre way better off buying a high class bourbon instead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (3586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Aroma: alcohol, dark, ripe fruits, prunes, caramel. Appearance: clear, dark brown, no head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: alcohol again, molasses, dark berries and stone fruits, light citrus. Overall: very nice Barley Wine, complex flavours, nice sweetness. Glass at Rattle íní Hum 33rd, Manhattan.

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