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RATINGS: 962   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Skyview (5453) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Toasted this brew from a 24-oz decanter at Cellarís Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. (Vintage 2007- #05798) Pours a thick clear light maple syrup brew with no head. Awesome viscosity tears inside the glass. For aroma, each time I could pick up a different scent. First, itís maple syrup, then itís sweet dark raisins, then itís dark chocolate with coconut, then itís sweet bourbon. Careful not to take in the aroma too hard. The alcohol will sting your nose. Talk about multi-personality, I can see sitting in front of a fireplace just to savor the sweet scents of this beverage. Taste is thick and syrupy with flavors of sweet creamy bourbon, coconut, a touch a raisin, toffee and caramel. Finish is quite warm from the high alcohol, smooth, creamy with a soft raisin and bourbon aftertaste. This is the most rich flavored barley wine Iíve encountered. Special thanks to brewfiend for sharing this beverage and experience.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
abberverator (3) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2007 does not count
I think this is the best beer I have ever had in my entire life. Many thanks to Brad for sharing it with me. Wish I could afford it, but a delightful experience all in all.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - NOV 10, 2007
What can I say. Very powerful brew. Dark amber pour with no head. Sweet and thick with moderate legs. Tastes like a good port. Definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2007 When I purchased my í07 bottles I was hesitant given the doubling of my ore-order price but a deals a deal. And such a deal at that! This was truly amazing. My coworker noted that sheíd never seen me like this and the look on my face was what she imagined herís looked like when confronted with a truly spectacular wine. The aroma was worth savoring for a full 20 minutes before delving in. Sweet caramel perfectly blended with vanilla and dark pitted fruits. As with most barley wines, I feared a cloying aroma and taste when so young. Twas not the case here. The still mahogany body revealed no such defect. In fact the smooth body was perfectly balanced. Just enough sweetness to remind me of the style but a pronounced maple flavor captivated my taste buds. The creamy smooth body revealed alcohol only on the finish. My next bottle shall lie in reserve for a truly memorable occasion.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3819) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2007
Pours a hazy dark amber with no head. Strong smell of port. Very sweet and somewhat bitter. Aromas af caramel, toffee and dates. Lots of alcohol too. Full bodied with a creamy texture. No carbonation. Dry finish. A lot like port just more dark fruits and better. Big thanks to Yesper for this exclusive treat!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Palidor19 (3136) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2007
This is one kind of beer that you better sit down, sip carefully and make sure you get all of your thoughts in. The initial aroma contains, strong smells of hazelnuts, alcohol and bourbon smells. The mouth feel is a thick syrupy flavor that has strong legs on the glass, the taste is dark rich brandy flavor of malts, toasted caramel, maple like flavor that oozes from all sides. If you are truly willing on buying this beer, that do so. Sip and drink this beer carefully, do not waste a drop

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nick76 (4363) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 The aroma is very deep with butter, hazelnuts, bourbon, wood, earth, grains, maple syrup, and lots of alcohol. The appearance is burgundy and this one really has legs. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is really smooth. Overall this is a lot more like a liquor at almost 26% than a beer. This one is worth a try if you know someone with a bottle but Iím not sure itís worth $180+. The aftertaste is warm and fantastic. This is for the true beer fanatic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
Bottle. #315. Cloudy amber colour with no carbonation or head. Aroma of dried fruit, malt, alcohol and sweetness. Also flavour of sweet malt, alcohol, this one is nearly like desert-wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 Samples at GABF. Pours like a fine brandy. Golden amber not bubbles or head. Taste very boozy, but nice. Probably couldnít driink more then a few ounces.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (5591) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2007
tytoanderso was good to share a taste of his í03. Powerful aroma of alcohol and maple. Flavor is very sweet, with more maple, sugar, oak, and some whiskey. Very nice palate, thick and heavy, and no carbonation. A rich liqueur for slow sipping.

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