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RATINGS: 972   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2843) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2005
After a 13 hour drive to PA, and getting lost and being stressed beyond belief, thanks Egajdzis for letting me sample this beer on arrival. Amber color with no head. A brandy sniffer with alcohol jumping up your nose. The flavor is mainly alcohol and very very sweet. I taste some cherries, caramel, and oranges. Something to sip very slowly. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 13, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2007 Amber colour with no head. Malty nose with some oak and a nice balanced sweetness and alcohol. Flavor has some dark fruit sweetness and a cognac like alcohol touch. Thanx Jeppe for sharing this special beer. . . Thanx to yespr, I had one more sip of this wonderfull beer. This one, bottle # 315, seems more balanced and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 6, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2007 Thanx to Jeppe from Ølbutikken for letting me try this one. Copper colour with no head. Heavy cognac fruity alcoholic aroma and sweet sweet taste. Medium to full body and a sweet warming finish. 7-3-6-4-16 Re-Rate 7-3-8-4-17 Bottle vintage 2003 #315 thanks to Yespr. A amber beer with no head. Heavy malty, fruity and alcoholic aroma and taste, cognac like. Medium to full body with a strong sweet warming alcoholic finish. A sip a day chould keep the doctor away!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2005
(on strange little bottle, thx for sharing Jeppe) Small lash of alcohol, like cognac hits the nose at first. It disapears fast and becomes more of wood and sugarconservated wallnuts and mead. taste is aflow with warmth and powerfull notes of rottenfruits, sun and tons of malts. Finish is warming and a bit acidic. Weird brew indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Extreme sweet nose, over-ripe fruits, prunes, smells like brandy. Clear coppe colored body, no head, completely still like a liquor. The flavor explodes in your mouth, tastes like a fine port or sherry, very sweet and candy-like, strong alcohol flavor. Although its so extreme it really goes down smooth. Oh and btw, thanks a bunch to BierKönig for giving me a sample...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slap22happy (1) - TARRYTOWN, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2005 does not count
Outstanding! I had the 2003 version of this classy brew. Smooth fruity with a slight and I do mean slight bite at the finish. This would stand up to some of the finest ports I have tried. I wonder how it will age over 10,20,or 50 years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2005
Amber-brown colour with no head. As Jens says, curtains like fine liqour (never seen that on a beer before). Over-ripe fruit and cognac aroma and flavor. Perhaps it’s not "beer" but despite the high alcohol it manages to be balanced and delicious. I didn’t have high expectations but must say that im impressed.Thanks Jeppe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34650) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2005
[At GABF 2004, Denver] An amber beer with no head, but the liquid makes "curtains" on the glass like a strong wine or liquor. The aroma is woody with strong notes of alcohol, but also overripe fruits, sherry, and bourbon. The flavor is powerful with notes of plums, other overripe fruits, and loads of alcohol, that burns the throat, as a strong sherry. The end is dry woody. An experience - but to me, not a beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2005
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012
2012-04-01, at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen, 9-5-8-4-17=43
Hazy dark amber color. The aroma is immensely rich, with malt, caramel, vanilla, light phenol, alcohol, light fruit. Very thick and viscous, sweet malt flavor, caramel, wood, vanilla, strong alcohol punch, raisins, figs; the mouthfeel then gets oily; late final oxidisation and astringency.
A very interesting beer.

2006-02-17, 8-5-8-3-16=40
Beautiful dark copper color. Still.
Phenolic malty aroma, with delicate notes of fruity Porto wine, alcohol, sweet oak.
Burning alcohol flaming on the tongue, leaving behind traces of toffee (strong), sugars, malt, caramel; salty and thick. Balanced flavors but unbalanced alcohol perception, killing.
Because of the alcohol, the final is too short, with some caramel and sweetness.
An experience, for sure, but yet not the state of the art.

2005-02-12, 9-4-9-5-19=46
Flat, amber color. Smells like cognac; some nuts and malt; mono-dimensional; but the nuttyness comes out later, and this is an improvement. Sweet alcoholic cognac with some malt and sweetness. Well, it’s a strange but very good beer! Thanks Jeppe for sharing this sample!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11404) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
Bottled: Dark amber almost burgundy coloured. No head. Marcipan, sweets, alcohol and fruit in the aroma. Flavour of alcohol and some fruitsweetness that reminds me a little of port. Is quite well balanced allthough the alcohol is very dominant. Is warming an to some extend it goes from reminding me of port to reminding me of mead, because of its medical coughmedicine aftertaste. Thanks Jeppe for sharing this.

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