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RATINGS: 908   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   EST. CALORIES: 810   ABV: 27%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2007
EBF 07. looks liek whisky oil. it reminds me of cognac made with beer. vanilla oak and nice and sweet.while this beer wasnt bad at all. it was just too much like a weak (as in abv not taste) cognac then a strong beer. i just dont see the point. id rather have an XO bottle of cognac than this for a 150.(which is what the lq buy me has it for.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2007
EBF 2007: Clear copper color with some nice legs to it. Aroma, caramel, some vanilla and a whole lot of booze. Flavor, tastes like a nice smooth whiskey, some caramel, and a sweetness to it. I expected it to be a lot more boozy than it really was, but an interesting beer indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle, 2005 vintage (Sydney Summer Gathering 2007): Let me begin by saying that I came to this glass with absolutely no preconcetions about this beer. I didn’t even know the style or the intention. Presenting as a very dark gold with no head, I thought it likely to be a barley wine. However, as I drank in the heady aromas I was astounded. For some time I have imagined the ways that beer can match the high points that the wine industry, through its sheer size, can support. Here, I was presented with not only an equal, but a challenger to the great digestives and aperitifs of the world. Reading some ratings I see that year to year this changes, but in terms of the 2005 what we have is a world class drink. Spiritous cognac-like aroma that derives character from some smokey caramels. Very sweet in the mouth, with some sharp alcohol notes amid symphonies of stickyness. There is no doubt in my mind that this would be absolutely brilliant as a digestif. Outstanding.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2007
Utopias ’03 was a harsh disappointment, yet I was still keen to try the ’05, as I had heard it was much smoother, and it was. At the end of a hard days drinking, this amazingly had the guts to eclipse all that came before it. Deep, rich, red colour, volatile yet sweet aroma, like a slightly oxidised sweet sherry. Viscous, yet volatile palate, fully covers the mouth. Hot, sweet, some vanilla flavour, dried fruits, like raisins and figs, but unfortunately a slightly papery oxidised element intrudes into the flavour, somewhat diminishing the experience. A very special beer, but when I want something mellow and warming, I reckon I’ll hit the liqueur tokay.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
UofFkid (108) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Sampled at Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Very nice, lived up to all of the expectations. Pours a copper-brown with no head. Alcohol content burned nose hairs during original sniff. Very sweet, nice finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Sampled at the FOBAB 2006. Pours a copper-brown with no head to speak of. Overpowering alcohol aromas and very little else. Tastes is more like a caramel schnapps with some notes of brown sugar and maple syrup.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Cooper amber color with no head. Aroma was heavy alcohol, sugar and pine. Flavor was sweet brown sugar and a tree fruit that I couldn’t put my finger on. Great mouthfeel with a strong warming sensation all the way down. My only regret is that I had it at a beerfest after I was already sporting a buzz, out of the beerfest plastic cup. Tough to justify buying a whole bottle of it for a re-taste...

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2085) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2006
FoBAB 2006: Pours a light amber with no head, (remember no carbonation). The nose is all alcohol, like rubbing alcohol. This would turn away most beer drinkers and leave only the hard liquor drinkers, but I continued. The flavor is sweet, with chocolate and lots of fruit. Underneath that is all alcohol. Thick bourbony and not without a little bit of burn, but still surprisinly tasty and rather enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2006
sampled at barrel-aged brewfest. no head. looks like a flat brown ale. intense alcohol aroma. wow. it’s like hard alcohol but with plenty of ale yeast flavor. pears, plums, extremely fruit. definite warming alcohol finish. woody. great mouthfeel. strangely the maple syrup/malt brings some tartness.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GRM (3175) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2006
From Dum’s private reserve; eye: cognac, no head; nose: alcohol, cognac, whisky, almond, nutty, rhum; mouth: velvely, cognac, almond, alcohol warmth, scotch, rhum, full bdoy, sirupy and creamy texture; overall: very good FRANÇAIS De la réserve de Dum; oeil : cognac, pas de mousse; nez : alcool, cognac, whisky, amande, noisette, rhum; bouche : velouté, cognac, amande, liquoreux, alcool chaleureux, scotch, rhum, corsé, texture sirupeuse et crémeuse; en résumé : très bonne


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