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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
davey101 (716) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 17, 2014
2012 10th anniversary. 2 oz sample into a Glencairn, thanks Tom. Pours a deep clear burnt amber/red that looks like a port or sherry. Nose is massive and complex. Lots of oxidized notes; sherry/port tannins, booze, brown sugar, maple, vanilla, salted caramel and oak. Incredibly rich and concentrated. Runs the gambit of sweet to savory. Taste is much the same. Dark fruits, oak, caramel and toffee, maple, and oxidized sherry that just lingers and lingers. Very complex but still drinkable and inviting. Coating mouth feel with a pleasant alcohol burn on the finish. This reminds me a lot of aged Triple Bock (sans ’97) but with the bad qualities replaced with excellent ones. Such a pleasant and wonderful experience. Perhaps not worth the coin and it does stretch the definition of beer but it is something special for sure.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sic1314 (4029) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2014
Poured clear amber with no head. Aroma of sweet caramel, sweet bourbon notes. Smooth as a great liqueur, so warming and easy to drink. Wonderfully.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter_L (951) - SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2014 2cl@Man in the Moon. Rödbrun vätska med total avsaknad av skum. Tror skumkronan sade upp bekanskapen för en tre, fyra år sedan. Massivt, mitt i skrevet, kraftiga aromer av maderia, ekfat och salt lakrits. Här handlar munfyllnad inte om hel eller halvfyllig. Blåslampa laddad med chilinapalm ligger närmare sanningen. God, nää. Värd pengarna, jo tjena. Men den är one of a kind!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4042) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle pour, barley wine I think not. Dark pour, flat. Maple and dark malt aromas. Flavor is more similar to a maple cognac.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
HonusWagner (1638) - Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
Scarcely resembles beer. Cognac flavor. Cognac mouthfeel. Cognac appearance. Tastes ok for like a sip and then I remember that I don’t like liqueur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (1157) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
Two different vintages tasted after judging a commercial competition in Sacramento. Thanks to Sammy for providing. Aroma is herbaceous and peaty, with massive hot alcohol. Clear copper with no head. Taste is earthy, cloyingly rich and the alcohol is present throughout. Very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
knickskicks (813) - - APR 20, 2014
12th Annyiversary version. Still auburn pour. Nose is port wine, sherry, very sweet malts, booze. Taste is port wine, sherry, vanilla, cognac, sweet sauce. Full sticky mouthfeel, everything comes together so well.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mfp13jr (152) - Glenville, New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
2013 bottle opened on April 2014. Pours a slippery brown with highlights of red. Nose is heavy of alcohol. Pulls a blanket over your tongue of cherry cough syrup and molasses. Your mouth gets coated with a heavy sweet liquid that lasts and lasts. The KMF definitely changed this year’s release.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (14628) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Bottle, at Patricks. An unclear, reddish brown drink, flat as a pancake. Pretty awsome aroma, very vinous and boozy, in a nice way. Raisins, cellar, prunes, toffee, notes of coffee, chocolate and some dark berries. It’s full-bodied, non-carbonated and warming on the palate, not remotely as sticky sweet as one could imagine judging from the aroma. There’s not much bitterness going on, it’s the malts that run the show. Some hints of coffee, cellar and old barrels, with quite a lot of raisins, prunes and toffee. Dark berries chime in, just like in the aroma, present, but far from taking a leading role. It’s probably a bit too warming in the end, but it’s in the same nice way like in a very fine cognac, aquavit or similar. A wonderful and complex beer. One day I’ll crack open the bottle I have in my cellar, almost can’t wait. In the meantime, I can enjoy it at the local pub. 140412

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1512) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Clear rusty brown with no head. Aroma is alcohol, brown sugar, wood, toffee, raisins. Boozy on the palate, sweet with an alcohol burn on the finish. Taste is raisins, brown sugar, maple, sherry, fig. Boozy but great.

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