Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampler at FoBaB. Pours black with almost no head. Nose is sweet molasses, dried fruit, vanilla and bourbon. Taste is of raisin, malt, vanilla. Good flavors but really hot.
Nische (530) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
ours a deep caramel brown with no head. Aroma is big roasted malts, caramel, molasses syrup, sugar, dark fruits and booze. Taste is big caramel, sweet roasted malt and candied fruit. Full bodied great dessert beer. Drinks very smooth for ABV. Quite exceptional.
bytemesis (2574) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Yay - thanks to Homer321 for the small hand bottle of 2009 Utopias in our last trade. Pours a murky brown with no head and no lacing. Aroma is rich malty, dried fruits, fig, molasses, toffee, oak, whiskey, fruitcake. Flavor is the same, highly sweet, super hot, rich and decadent. Reminds me of HOTD FTW variants actually. Full body, creamy, almost chalky in the mouth. Holy hell this is a tasty sipper.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent. A fruity molasses heavy with toffee to the fore, this should be a mess but it totally works. More like a sherry or port but you can still get the beer from it. Forgot to add a big thank you to cgarvieuk
dinkle50 (900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. Strong maple & sugar on the nose. Some rubbing alcohol as well. Mouth coating. Very sweet and crazy strong. Maple just dominated the flavor, but in a great way. Dark brown with no head. This stuff is plain delicious, but I have a hard time calling it a beer.
Mittenator (1091) - Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2013 bottle. Caramel brown. Plums, caramel, toffee and boozy heat. Candi, sweet, caramel and red berries. Neat experience.
Komet (4) - Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This rating is of the 2012 10th Anniversary Utopias. This is likely the best tasting beer I have ever enjoyed. It has a rich complex nose accompanied by many layers of flavors presented to the tongue as a trilogy of moments.
popway (29) - California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Uh, remember that game Clue? Mr. Woods in the study with a Utopias bottle.
Yep. Is there an eleven for appearance. Simply the bottle with its little window showing Sam that you can open or close is enough for me. The appearance of the drink itself is hues of amber and copper. The aroma is vanilla, banana, honey, toffee, raisin. Port? Cognac? Beer? The mouthfeel is
medium bodied and slow, I mean, no carbonation and filling. A very lovely finish that leaves a resonant warmth.
rxeight (1042) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at FOBAB from the fancy bottle. Smells like liquor. Really strong. Taste however is amazingly smooth. Don’t get the heat with the taste. You can tell the booze is there in the finish but not unpleasant like the cheap liquor im used to. Flavors of caramel, candied sugar. Good stuff, glad I got to taste it at a beer fest and not spend $200 on it.
DrewFace (468) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour thanks to Homer321. Pours a hazy , muddy brown color. 2011 or so vintage. Huge alcohol, caramel, dark fruits in the aroma. Big caramel, toasty, warm, alcohol boozy, hot, flavor. Very tasty and full of boost.