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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 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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2106) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1019) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GRM (3608) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2006
GABF 2006: Clear brown color with no head. The aroma was BIG. This sweet malt and alcohol. Brown sugar and some fruity notes mixed in. This sweet malty flavor with more toffee and brown sugar notes. How does a beer like this hide 25% ABV? It doesn’t but it isn’t overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2014 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 10/18/2006
Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
4 cl bought.
Shady brown muddy color, no head. Mix of pear brandy and alcohol scent. Very very sweet taste. Wierd licorice and smokey sweet aftertaste.
Not recommended! How can anyone say they like this? Even worse than their crappy Tripple Bock!
I love the brewery and a lot of their beers, but bury this one fast!
5/1/2/1/3 = 1.2

Sampled at The Rover, Göteborg.
Clear copper color, no head. Madeira and raisin, sweet scent and taste. Thick full mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Too sweet, too much, but better than last time.

Original bottle, 2005 version. On October 30, 2009, thanks to Baresi!
Clear dark brown to copper color, very small head, a few bubbles only. Apple, alcohol, cognac, wood, raisins, madeira, port wine scent. Apple, alcohol, port wine, raisins, sweet taste. Long sweet and wood aftertaste. Thick mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

As "Samuel Adams Utopias 10th Anniversary".
From original black copper kettle looking bottle, thanks to Joah K (not on ratebeer), sampled on May 18, 2013.
Clear brown color, no head. Sweet, raisin, alcohol scent. Sweet, alcohol, raisin, sugar, prunes, Salubrin (light touch) taste. Raisin aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.

From the original bottle, opened this evening. As "Samuel Adams Utopias 10th Anniversary" thanks to Dunbar72!
Sampled on Feb 22, 2014.
Clear dark reddish brown color, no head at all, though plenty of thick legs on the glass. Loads of alcohol in the scent at first, then raisins and solvents. Sweet, raisin, smooth taste. A bit salty aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Scent threw me off a bit, taste is excellent though! A very nice one for slowly sipping on it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2006
This is one wild beer. It’s been plenty rated so I’m not sure I have a lot to add to the fray. I gotta say there’s just a ton of maple and brown sugar both on the nose and in the mouth. I have so much admiration for Sam Adams for dreaming up this beer and having the guts to actually make and sell it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Thanks to rooftoprogue for sharing this with me and my wife. What rare treat. Probably the coolest beer bottle ever. When you smell the beer from the bottle, you get notes of sugary maple syrup and a buttery nipple shot. Once in the glass, the aroma transforms, the alcohol comes in and it smells like brandy, cognac, with a maple backdrop. Pours copper brown with no head or combination. It looks like liquer, not beer. Very rich sipper. Very strong, with flavor of port, maple syrup, brown sugar, alcohol. Not a beer in the traditional sense. But this is the most interesting and best "extreme" beer I have ever had. Thanks again Rob.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2006
(Bottle) Pours hazy orange/amber and of course no head. Aroma of dark dried fruits, raisins and nuts. Alcohol.ish. Liquor and rum. Some cherry chocolate. Fruits and alcohol in flavour with some salty liquorice. Sugary. Vanilla. Liquer. A bit butter-ish and smokey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2006
[GABF 2006 – Denver, Co] A deep reddish color nectar. This was a high high in alcohol concoction. Beer it could have been but it was a liquor for sipping and only sipping. Jim Koch poured my brew and it was awesome. A mosh pit to get and a wonderful experience what a fun drink to have at the GABF. Thanks Jim.

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