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RATINGS: 899   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JudgeDread (16) - Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2006
Wow what an eye opener, literally. Very pleasent sweet aroma, high alcohol aroma as well as flavor. This beer warms the body as it goes down. Almost felt as if I were drinking an expensive liqour of some sort.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ken (2) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2006 does not count
One of the best beer I have ever tasted. In spite of the high ABV it is a very good experience and only surpased by the 1986 chimay Grande Reserve I tasted at Kulminator in 19999.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2006
Big thanks to JPDIPSO for letting me take a nip out of his bottle from 2003. Super nutty aroma, tons of caramel nuttines and lots of alcohol. Medium brown in color with no head and nice legs. Flavors explode in your mouth like a scotch. I picked out butterscotch, smoke, caramel, toffee..it was very complex. Oily mouthfeel, nice and thick. This was an interesting "beer."

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Sampled this last week at the Atlantic City, NJ Beer Festival. Thankfully, Sam Adams poured a few of these and my friends and I knew enough to ask for tickets. This "beer" is so unique that its very hard to rate as a beer as opposed to a cognac or other high end spirit. That said, here goes: Gorgeous and crystal clear liquid amber with a wonderfully aromatic nose of sweet caramel, alcohol and vanilla. Intense but not overbearing flavor of buttered rum, vanilla and a hint of earthy, woody notes. Finish was long and sweet and pleasantly syrupy. This really is a sipping cordial for special occasions.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Enough has said about this beer -- I have very little to add. The aroma is the biggest defect in this beer ... slightly medicinal, but note I still gave it a high score because every scent around it is gorgeous. The flavor of malt and hops positively explode. This is, of course, a beer of extremes. This stuff is one moment a scotch, one moment a barley wine, and the next a rich liquor. Heady stuff.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 ’05 bottled #03221, poured a deep bronze with no head. Aromas of vanilla extract, maple syrup, and alcohol. Flavor is vanilla, maple syrup, surprisingly smooth, with lots of complexity, and a slight fiery burn in the chest on the way down, good healthy body, alcohol warms you with each sip, flavors burst on your tongue. Beer perfection, a drinking experience of a lifetime.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GonZoBeeR (2941) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2006
On tap at the EBF.... I know some people say thats is not a beer,but i think that was very great..... Aroma:Very strong,bourbon,alcohol,maple sirup..... Appearance:Redish,very small head.... Flavor:Strong alcohol,oak,caramel,maple sirup....

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeSheehan (3) - USA - FEB 27, 2006 does not count
One of the finest extreme beers I’ve ever tasted. Tastes more like a cognac than a beer, but it has none of the distilled "gasoline-like" taste of most spirits. Truly a revolutionary drink, and the highest alcohol content in the world for beer!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
russghost (2) - USA - FEB 24, 2006 does not count
Had this on draught at GABF 2004 - Loved it almost like a very smooth cognac.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - FEB 13, 2006
EBF ’06: Strong, but without the harsh bite of a regular hard liquor. Flavors of sherry, raisins, and vanilla. A good beer to take your time with, and a great canditate for a snifter rather than a pint glass.


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