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RATINGS: 965   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4385) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Special designed bottle: Poured a reddish brown with no head. Sweet stick boozy nose along with malts. Very sticky caramel boozy, warming mouth weird sipper, and no carbonation. Not bad, but hardly could say it was a beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bawelt (489) - Lyon, FRANCE - JAN 25, 2016
J’ai bu la version 10ème anniversaire; Une vraie belle expérience. Je crève l’abcès : oui, bien trop chère pour ce que c’est. Bouteille à acheter et déguster à plusieurs, entre connaisseurs (pas forcément de bière, les amateurs de cognac ou porto auront leur compte). De manière générale, ce produit offre une incroyable complexité. Il y a de quoi se faire plaisir. Nez : beaucoup d’alcool, ça fera pas de mal de la laisser respirer un quart d’heure. Beaucoup de rhum, de notes de vanille/chocolat, de fruits jaunes, un bourbon qui part franchement sur le biscuit, des notes plus douces et rondes de caramel, des légers airs de vieux porto et de très belles notes de Grand Marnier ! La bouche est très alcoolisée mais très buvable. Plus que l’agressivité, on ressentira surtout la chaleur dans la gorge. Le tout est incroyablement rond, liquoreux, très agréable et bien fait. La grande dominante est le couple vanille/caramel qui pète littéralement et en fait quasiment un dessert de premier choix ! Un peu de pomme. Moins de longueur qu’on aurait pu l’espérer. Mais celle-ci portera plutôt sur le bourbon/biscuit. Très chouette, un vrai plaisir. A partager absolument.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (20929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
I finally get to try this one, courtesy of iphonephan, many thanks! Extra appearance point for the packaging, 10th anniversary version, which is black with gold lettering. Crystal clear amber brown color, still. Smells like a fine brandy, with vanilla, tannic and vinous fruit. Taste has vanilla, tawny port, concentrated hops - which is the only remotely beery characteristic left. A tasty after dinner liqueur.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (1945) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2016
2009 vintage. Smells like caramel but flammable. Wow, boozy. Really dark amber. Drinkable as a sipper. Tasted at chris bottle share.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1779) - Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Taste from Matt Grussing. Pours a murky brown. Very strong alcoholic aroma. Some spice, alochol int he taste. Nearly liquor like. Interesting. Apprciate that I got to try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2443) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2015
2015 copper bottle, 28% ABV. 2oz pour into small snifter at RFD in DC. Big production like we ordered a sacrificial virgin or something. Chestnut brown with no head. Aroma is powerful booze with caramel, toffee, and hint of cardboard. Taste is sweet caramel, vanilla, oak, figs, booze. Powerful stuff. Bit cloying. Worth trying, but 2oz was enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopverdju (553) - BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2015
Donkerbruin bier zonder schuim. Geur: zoetig, Armagnac, oloroso sherry. Smaak: alcoholisch, zoete hoestsiroop, straffe madeira!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jb (2872) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Pretty nice stuff. I had the opportunity to participate in a group buy for a Christmas party. Nice! Would never have pulled the trigger on my own. Big nose of plums, caramel and vanilla. Taste is similar with lots of booze and wood. Clear brown with orange highlights, quite flat. We laughed that there was a bottle cap over this after taking the outer wrapping off, were feeling had at that point but it was great to try this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gubihumle (540) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2015
Købte en flaske sammen med et par venner. Jeg har virkelig vanskeligheder ved at vurdere denne såkaldte øl. Den har ingen skumkrone og minder i smagen mere om en blanding af en cognac og en portvin end om en øl. Smagen er blød, rund og sødlig med en mere bitter alkoholagtig eftersmag. Den smager fantastisk. Men er det en øl?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (1406) - CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
Appearance: clear medium amber with no head or lacing. (4/5) Aroma: boozy dark fruit, raisins, maple, earthy. (9/10) Taste: moderately strong sweet, mild bitter. (9/10) Palate: medium-full syrupy body, flat carbonation, boozy finish. (4/5) Looks, smells, and tastes like a liqueur - a sherry or a port, for example - and not at all like any other beer. The aromas promise a boozy sweet blast, but the flavour is actually surprisingly smooth, with much less sweetness than expected. Sure, it’s hot - with a nearly 30% ABV, that’s fairly unavoidable - but not aggressively so. A unique brew that’s definitely worth sampling. (17/20)

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