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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (1959) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2009 Version. Aroma: Deep Boozy, Vanilla, Caramel Appearance: Brown Hue, Passes Some Light, No Head, No Lacing Taste: Vanilla, Caramel, Boozy Mouthfeel: Zero Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Boozy, Mildly Sweet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1062) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle, shared. Pours a dark red-brown with no head, no lace, and a heavy, rich, syrupy consistency and appearance. Nose is port, fig, maple syrup -- really intense, really dark, and whiskey-like (shockingly). On the tongue, itís chocolate, maple, port, dark fruit, some hops bitterness; it doesnít manage to be over the top, but itís so intense as to be drinkable only in very small doses. I expected whiskey, but this is still recognizably beer; itís just beer distilled down to a thick, syrupy glaze. My brother-in-law thought it would make a killer ice cream topping, and I agree; I may also toss a shot of it into a pot of baked beans. (Heresy, I know.) More an experience than a beer, but Iím glad I had it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2013 Edition bottle #12853. Small pour into the custom Utopias glass. Served at room temperature. Aroma: Instantly fills the room. Honey, toffee, vanilla, maple. When the glass is held closer to the nose, thereís just enough heat to give it a little tickle. Appearance: Clear, dark mahogany body. No visible carbonation at all. Slow, thick legs take forever to travel down the glass. Beautiful. Taste: Butterscotch, honey, maple, toffee, sherry, caramel, milk chocolate, Snickers. Cognac. Palate: Take a small sip, just enough to coat your tongue. Let it sit and slowly press upwards towards the palate. It feels like butterscotch candies melting on your tongue. Creamy, melty, ever so slightly syrupy. Plenty of alcohol heat, but itís a slow, mellow burn. Itís not a blazing fire, itís the cozy, warm coals. Overall: The most breathtaking beer I have ever had. A game-changer. A better cognac than Hennessy, and a better Oloroso sherry than most sherries. My favorite beer of all-time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
felipesotille (2) - Curitiba, BRAZIL - DEC 27, 2013 does not count
Incredible sensation I felt when I tried this. Extremely high alcohol level, itīs much more a liquor thanm a beer I think... The aroma is great, with caramel, chocolate, but the high alcohol afects it. The aftertaste is awesome, the chocolate is evident, almost no carbonation. Dark color, dark amber, almost black.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2306) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle, sampled twice in the span of a week, thank you both for the shares, aroma is sweet vanilia and oak, taste is some vanilia, kind of bourbon, some dates, maybe a little chocolate flavour, the alcohol is quite well hidden in fact, overall glad to try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3142) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Fobab 2013 Rate #3:
From one of those wacky 2012 edition bottles.

The beer pours brown and still.
The aroma is strongly alcoholic, itís got cherry & caramel... Itís very sweet smelling very much like a cordial.

The flavor is boozy & sweet... plenty of hot alcohol, plenty of maple syrup offered, lotís of caramel lots of cherry.

Neat beer, but Iím glad I never spent the money on a bottle of it/got to try it before I ever did.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kidobutai (293) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
O.M.G. Never had a beer quite like this. Strong aroma of hard liquor, Scotch. Chocolate flavoring as well. 25% ABV? All beer should be like this!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mike5326 (802) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Poured from a room temperature bottle. Medium brown color, no head. Smells of rich malt alcohol. Sweet thick body of nectar with a holy alcohol flavor. Yummy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Luvystypotables (532) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Aroma of chocolate and a colour of chocolate. An intoxicating taste of chocolate and liqueur with an incredible palate of chocolate and alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielyabu (1132) - Uni„o da Vitůria, BRAZIL - DEC 21, 2013
none lacing. fully diminishing. flat thick dark brown body. aroma: strong alcohol, dried fruits, fig, chestnut, brandy, chocolate. if and ff: heavy sweet; long duration. palate: medium full body, flat carbonation, oily texture, heavy alcoholic finish. The flavor is quite alcoholic, tasting a lot like dried fruits and figs. 100r/75ml 350s

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