sudomorph (710) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2013 bottle. Pours a clear caramel/ruby colour with huge legs and no head. Aroma is massive and complex. Slightly tart with notes of chocolate covered cherries, dark fruits, maple, alcohol, vanilla, and bourbon. So much going on. One of the best smelling things Iíve ever had. Taste is sweet and complex with dark fruits, maple, and chocolate covered cherries.
Full body with no carbonation. Syrupy texture paired with a sensation that attacks the tip of the tongue. Alcohol warmth but not a harsh alcohol flavour. Very mild and rounded. Overall the most complex beer Iíve had. An experience for sure. Lots of dark fruits, and dark cherries with a huge aroma and aggressive mouth feel. Awesome!
glennmastrange (2324) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aroma of caramel,light cooked orange and perfume for the hops, moderate beef broth for the yeast, with raisin, dried fig, toffee, tawny port and lots of alcohol. There is no head, no lacing, but it does have good legs. Color is clear mahogany. Flavor startes heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then the long finish is heavily sweet, lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, ether-like with no carbonation and a harsh alcoholic finish. Iíve seen the good and the bad reviews of this beer, and after one try, I love it.
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2 cl @ GlÝd,Oslo
March 20, 2014
Its like drinking a good madeira or portwine.
Dark brown in color and a bit thick,No head or carbonation.
Aroma is malt,dark sugar,a bit vanilla,alcohol and some dried dark fruits.
Tastes a bit sweet and warming due to high ABV.
A nice small taste as a dessert drink.
Jrwhitney6 (331) - - MAR 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours honey amber color with no had and no carbonation. Wonderful nose - sherry, raisins and fig. Taste is very sherry like, sugary with raisins. I do not get "beer" at all. Still, this was excellent.
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Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At common table with Taylor. Pours flat ruby read bronze cloudy. Aroma is huge musky earthy sherry, molasses. Taste is pungent molasses fig. Itís a slow sipper obviously, but a beautiful fig sugar plumb flavor that is savory and very nice. The burn is really soft and warming in a great way. I just need a fire, and a cigar.
MattiasA (862) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog. Tried at a tasting arranged by ÷lbutikken at ÷restedst ÷lbar 6/11/2010.
chris__hartley (276) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours copper with ruby highlights; there is absolutely no head. The aroma is violently alcoholic, with notes of: licorice, toffee, burnt sugar, raisins, and dark rum. The taste is medium sweet, with medium astringency; the aroma notes carry through into the taste with the addition of heavily iodine laden scotch. The palate is heavy bodied, very oily, has no carbonation, quite astringent, and a medium finish. Overall, a total jip for the price; though definitely worth experiencing.
alliance100 (800) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours a transparent copper/amber . Big raisin and woody aromas . Taste is a mix of dark fruit / mild tart cherry . Glycerol palate . Very cognac like . Taste is great but the $ is ridiculous .
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Jpzila (11) - - FEB 11, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted at GABF 2013. Absolutely took my breath away. At nearly 30% I was expecting harsh alcohol like a whiskey. This was nothing like that. The aroma was amazing and the taste so incredibly smooth. Boozy bit not harsh, nutty and malty with smooth hints of fruit, vanilla, oak, chocolate. Definitely deserves a much higher rating than it has.
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AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - FEB 10, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2013 bottle of Samuel Adams Utopia with my good friend Joe. This beer has a strong aroma of alcohol, bourbon, maple, vanilla, and wood. It is a very malty beer with no carbonation that dances upon the tip of your tongue and rejuvinates your spirit!. The maple flavors are the most dominant, followed by the taste of vanilla bourbon. The apperance is copper in color like the brew kettle it was aged in. Full bodied beer with creamy texture, flat carbonation, and a long finish. Overall I have never tasted anything like this, and I donít think any craft beer has ever come close. Everyone should try this once in their life if they are a craft beer lover.