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RATINGS: 888   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2004
Maple-laced cognac aroma. Sticky amber appearance. Brown sugar, barley, dried apple tempered with fig notes at first...followed by candied ginger and pineapple in the finish. Warming but doesn't burn. Decadent--the perfect nightcap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2004
Ambrosia, nectar of the gods, as advertising and sam adams would have you believe. Coloring is a deep rich reddish amber. The aroma is VERY strong, akin to a cough syrup or some of that blue moon moonshine. The aroma has been known to kill a man at twenty paces. Amazingly strong alcohol content just from the smell. The taste is like a very strong fiery brandy. WOW, as it blazes a fiery trail down my breastbone to my stomach. More of a strong liquor than a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2004
This is not beer, it is liquor. It has a way too thick maple texture with bourbon notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4516) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2004
(Copper kettle bottle) Many thanks to my friend Argo0 for this - I hope my parents splurge on Millennium so I can return the favour one day. I must admit - I had doubts, after all - I had had a 3-year young Sam Adams Tripel that had me crouched at Le Mondiale de la Biere in Montréal. Pours a syrupy, thick orange body. Completely headless. Intensely complex. Nose of brandy. Flavours of smooth, high-alcoholic beverage with brown sugar and vanilla. Absolutely great and fine follow-up to the Jadwiga Mead. Man was I spoiled at Jeff666's party!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
whitehorse1975 (2) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2004 does not count
Great beer, absolutely lovely.honestly fabulous to be tasted by every beer lover.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2004
I didn't realize that this was argo0 birthday present. Aroma is alcohol, sweet malt and chocolate. Apperance has no head with brandy color. Flavor is alcohol through the notrisils with sweet brandy, maple syrup without overbearing sweetness. Ovearll, excellent representation of barleywine. Thanks again to argo0 for the sample.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2616) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Massive, powerful and complex aroma, with characteristics of toffee and caramel, butterscotch, maple and brown sugar, vanilla, faint herbs and dark fruits and quite a bit of fiery, peppery alcohol. To me, very reminiscent of single malt scotch. Brilliant, light-medium clear copper color, still and coating the glass thickly. No head or lacing to speak of. Extremely flavorful. Hot and alcoholic, with a darkly sugary counterpoint. Some faint woodiness to be found late. Thickly smooth and considerably warming mouthfeel. What a unique creation. I sniffed this for a good twenty minutes before giving it a taste. Agree that this is totally outside any experience with beer I've had to date. I must admit, however, that it seems difficult to justify consumption of this during a season other than winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2004
(Bottle #06757) No head, mostly clear amber. Aroma is alcohol -- cognac/scotch. Taste is cognac & scotch, medium sweet with nice alcohol warming/moderate burn. No carbonation in the very full body. I don't care if it meets the technical criteria for a beer, it's not a beer. Still, a very good experience, even if it's ridiculously overpriced. So thanks Mom and Dad for finding a birthday gift for me last year that you knew I'd never get for myself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Gold. Nose is of a liqueur. Tastes like pure brandy, bit of butterscotch. Mild burn, but that’s expected considering the strength. Better than expected, and was actually worth the cost. OK, to be fair, I didn’t actually pay for it. Was definitely worth free. Thanks argo0!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Thanks a bunch argo0! Dark amber syrupy body with no head. The aroma is rubbing alcohol with sweet malt, butterscotch, earthy notes also. The flavor is nice, vanilla, sweet, nutty, and alcoholic. Thick massive body. An interesting brew that sems hardly like a beer to me. Worth a taste but the price is a bit crazy.

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