jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 bottle, huge thanks to Eric for sharing this one with us. Clear, light brown color with nice legs running down the sides of the glass. Beautiful aroma of molasses, fresh maple syrup, dark dried fruits, lots of alcohol and a bit of port. Flavor was quite sweet, with an initially taste of honey and alcohol that reminded me a bit of a strong mead mixed with a fine cognac. Figs, molasses, more alcohol and a touch of nuttiness. Very rich and thick palate that coated the tongue but the alcohol kept it from being too cloying. Very nice.
danielyabu (1004) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
none lacing. fully diminishing. flat thick dark brown body. aroma: strong alcohol, dried fruits, fig, chestnut, brandy, chocolate. if and ff: heavy sweet; long duration. palate: medium full body, flat carbonation, oily texture, heavy alcoholic finish. The flavor is quite alcoholic, tasting a lot like dried fruits and figs. 100r/75ml 350s
hstreet (65) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very woody smoked out aroma ... beuatiful dark amber tone ... hints of vanilla very much like a port ... very warming afterkick ... well done sammy!
teddybeer (1900) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark coppery colour without head. Aroma has notes of sherry, caramel, toffee woth a strong alcoholic sensation in the nose. Flavor is sweet, but not cloying, slightly caramel and notes of sherry, barrel notes and with a alcoholic sensation on palate that his hidden by sweet and sherry notes. The final is caramelish with a good integrated hidden alcohol.
Imperial_Scout (297) - Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampler at FoBaB. Pours black with almost no head. Nose is sweet molasses, dried fruit, vanilla and bourbon. Taste is of raisin, malt, vanilla. Good flavors but really hot.
Nische (453) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
ours a deep caramel brown with no head. Aroma is big roasted malts, caramel, molasses syrup, sugar, dark fruits and booze. Taste is big caramel, sweet roasted malt and candied fruit. Full bodied great dessert beer. Drinks very smooth for ABV. Quite exceptional.
bytemesis (2177) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Yay - thanks to Homer321 for the small hand bottle of 2009 Utopias in our last trade. Pours a murky brown with no head and no lacing. Aroma is rich malty, dried fruits, fig, molasses, toffee, oak, whiskey, fruitcake. Flavor is the same, highly sweet, super hot, rich and decadent. Reminds me of HOTD FTW variants actually. Full body, creamy, almost chalky in the mouth. Holy hell this is a tasty sipper.
Lonick (339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent. A fruity molasses heavy with toffee to the fore, this should be a mess but it totally works. More like a sherry or port but you can still get the beer from it. Forgot to add a big thank you to cgarvieuk
dinkle50 (835) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. Strong maple & sugar on the nose. Some rubbing alcohol as well. Mouth coating. Very sweet and crazy strong. Maple just dominated the flavor, but in a great way. Dark brown with no head. This stuff is plain delicious, but I have a hard time calling it a beer.
Mittenator (884) - Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2013 bottle. Caramel brown. Plums, caramel, toffee and boozy heat. Candi, sweet, caramel and red berries. Neat experience.
Komet (4) - Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This rating is of the 2012 10th Anniversary Utopias. This is likely the best tasting beer I have ever enjoyed. It has a rich complex nose accompanied by many layers of flavors presented to the tongue as a trilogy of moments.