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RATINGS: 935   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Sampled at the GABF 2006 Saturday seesion; couldnít believe the hype for this . . .lucky the sample was free w/ admission. Obviously malty given the 25%abv. Felt like a heated shot of well-grade Hennessy cognac. I give JK credit for creativity, but Iíd reach for some Dogfish Head WW Stout or 120 min in a heartbeat over this, and save about $90 in the process.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2007
Thanks to whoever brought this along. Bottle at LCRBM3. Not a beer. A malty cognac perhaps, but definitely not a beer. Not attractive either as it has too much hot alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2007
Tasted 15/09/2007. SOBA AGM, leftover bottlefrom BrewNZ. This is about my 4th taste and, again, itís sans notes (Iíll take some next time I have a taste, I promise! Iíve got a bottle in the cellar for some future special occasion). Rich gold, hugely leggy, oil-like, with no head at all. Aroma is very alcoholic but complex and approachable... almost like Balvenie whisky mixed with a tokay or muscat- vanilla, wood, raisin, plum, pepper. Spicy alcohol in the mouth. Good malt sweetness, velvety mouthfeel with the lack of carbonation. Bitterness is difficult to detect at this level of alcohol and with all the luscious swetness. I had about 20mls worth - I wouldnít want a lot more, unless it was the last drink of the day. I had an Emersonís Bookbinder after this and it tasted like carbonated water for the first few sips. Great bottle thatís worth a point, even if itís a little gimmicky. Certainly looking forward to taking some notes on this one. I do find it surprisingly drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottle at LCRBM3. Dark brown with zero head. Really hard to know what to say about this other than a) I canít really look at it like a beer, b) I really like it. Itís more akin to drinking some ridiculous blend of whiskey, brandy and cognac. Thick and vinous almost like oil. Huge bohemoth of a beer. Stupendous malts, silly season alcohol but so much more drinkable than you would expect. Incredibly long sweet finish. Itís like eating cake. Oh so wrong but oh so good. Insanity in a glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4914) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2007
3rd LCRBM. 2003 bottle. Aroma has malts raisins and cognac. Very nice! Clear, brown coloured with no head. Taste is very sweet with caramel malts and cognac. Needless to say this one is quite alcoholic. Great aroma, disappointing taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (11526) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
3rd LCRBM. 2003 bottle. Aroma of malt whisky mixed with raisin. The very sweet flavor has raisin and banana and is very brandy-like. Very malty, very alcoholic, but somehow this is very well integrated in this malt beverage (I donít know if I can call this a beer). Magic stuff, extreme in al ways thinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2007
Bottle @ LCRBM, Kulminator. Black color, no head. Aroma very strong alcoholic. This is like liquor. Medium body. Taste = complex, very caramel, port, strong alcoholic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2007
Bottle@LCRBM. Cognac aroma. Red brown color, no head. Very sweet, varnish, grapes, very alcoholic. What to do? Is this a beer, no way! Did I like it? Yeah. So I decided to rate it and as a beer but as a cognac or something. I wouldnít mind if this was removed from the website though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Buddahchild (28) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Dark amber with no carbonation. Sweet caramel, candied fruits, and vanilla. Rich thick body, with tastes of vanilla, port, caramel, light dark fruit and sweet toffee. The sweet finish seems to go forever. Enjoy like a port, have a cigar or some creme brulee. i think Iíll keep mine in my cellar a while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2008 Name: Utopias
Date: 06/23/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Freakin Frog

Appearance: clear amber, headless,
Aroma: rich sweet alcoholic fruity aroma with caramel, vanilla, oak, and licorish, aroma gets a bit syrupy sweet after a while,
Body: thick body,
Flavor: flavor is a much richer version of the incredible aroma, fumey alcohol the quickly fades replaced by the richest most wonderful elixar ever
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Date: 06/03/2008
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2007

Appearance: clear brown, headless, thick and viscous with lots of legs,
Aroma: sweet hot caramel aroma, sweet maple, alcohol comes in waves,
Body: big thick body,
Flavor: lots of rich caramel flavor, nice maple and vanilla sweetness, light bitterness, alcohol comes and goes but generally stays out of the way,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 9/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ***4

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