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RATINGS: 920   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Undefined (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2006
Great aroma and taste, lots of port, sherry, rasins and vanilla. just a lovely beer. long finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (23579) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 Bottle. Hazy orange red coloured with a small head. Aroma of dried fruits, brandy and honey. Sweet flavour of brandy, dried fruits, honey and alcohol. Reminds me of a good sherry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2006
Deep golden amber colour. No head. First it is sherry aroma, then caramel, molasses, vanilla and raisin aroma. Lots of caramel and molasses in the flavor. Also lots of vanilla. Long warming caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2006
FoBAB: oily copper/mahogany with no head whatsoever, completely flat almost looks like cooking oil. Growing legs all over the glass. Aroma is all over the place. Lots of oak, vanilla, bourbon, caramel/mollasses, and burning alcohol. Thick oily mouthfeel. Flavor is dominated up front by the malt sweetness, caramel/mollasses almost like candi-sugar it’s so sweet. Through the middle the oak and vanilla come through with the bourbon and alcohol taking over in the finish. Finishes very hot, like a shot of liqouer. Nice overall, but you definately don’t need more than an ounce of this stuff at a time.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Sam Adams Utopias MMII pours to a brilliant, deep golden amber/rust color with no head, and no carbonation. It is a perfectly still liquid. The nose of this beer is amazingly complex and aromatic with just layers of aromas. Cinnamon, oak, vanilla, walnut, black pepper, sweet malt, sherry, maple, and peppery alcohol heat flood the nostrils. The palate is rich and slightly syrupy on the tounge, with layers of flavors. Complex notes of oak, sherry, whiskey, sweet malt, vanilla, maple, and walnut flavors fill the mouth. Utopias MMII finishes with more of those complex flavors, and ends with a very warming, soothing, high octane burn. This is an amazing beer drinking experience, akin to drinking a fine single malt scotch or cognac. This is the ultimate sipping brew, the perfect beer to have after a big meal, and the perfect beer to slowly sip and savor on a special occasion. I was very impressed with this beer, and I will slowly work on my bottle, partaking only on special occasions. For with a beer this special, comes a lofty price tag. It retails for $100+ a bottle, and can only be found in select markets, in only a handful of states.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Had this at Vail Beer Fest. 2-oz. sample from a snifter. Beer poured a hazy, light-brown color without any head. The aroma is extremely hot. The aroma is heavily malty with caramel, molasses, roasted grain and chocolate and moderately yeasty with notes of barnyard and dough. Plenty of miscellaneous aromas of wood, honey, candy sugar, raisin, cognac and brandy. The flavor is plenty hot, but I wouldn’t guess 25%. It’s pretty well hidden. It begins heavily sweet and lightly bitter with a long, heavily sweet, moderately bitter candy-like finish. The body is full, the texture is syrupy and the carbonation is flat. I really didn’t want to like this one, but it was on for a Barley Wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hulagai (14) - Myrtle Creek, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2006
This is really unlike any beer. More appropriately a fermented liquer. There’s no mistake the alcohol content is right up there. I think it would be interesting to have a carbonated version of this. I had to pay $238 to get a bottle. That makes it the most expensive alcohol I have ever bought, but worth every cent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Enjoyed on New Year’s Eve 2005. Deep amber and copper with long legs (and burgandy lips). The aroma presents some overwhelming alcohol, with maple and whisky. Tons of maple in each drink. Oak and vanilla. You can feel the alcohol evaportating in your mouth. So over the top that this is no longer beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lubiere (11160) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
Sampled at the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer at Goose Island, Nov.11, 2005. Hazy red brown ale with no head. Deep sweet aroma of vanilla beans, alcohol, sweet apples, like a Pinot de Charente. In mouth, licorice malt with anis seed, alcohol wamth, vapour-like, vanilla and nuts. Wow. Rich intense body with discreet bitterness lingering in mouth. Noted the sample served would probably be around 30$ worth...

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