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RATINGS: 968   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 810   ABV: 27%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
popway (161) - California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Uh, remember that game Clue? Mr. Woods in the study with a Utopias bottle. Yep. Is there an eleven for appearance. Simply the bottle with its little window showing Sam that you can open or close is enough for me. The appearance of the drink itself is hues of amber and copper. The aroma is vanilla, banana, honey, toffee, raisin. Port? Cognac? Beer? The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slow, I mean, no carbonation and filling. A very lovely finish that leaves a resonant warmth.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (2227) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2016
Rating #2206 Ė 2015.12.01 - #CraftBeerFantasyLeague Battle: Barrel-Aged Beauties Ė finished 4th of 9 entries. Hazy orange-brown pour, bubbly head, not much lacing. Aroma is crazy hot, alcohol, pastry dough, burnt sugar, orange rind. Taste is tempered with sweetness, and a ton of alcohol on the palate, drinks like sherry/aperitif but not thoroughly undisguised, lots of sweet caramelly notes.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
books_n_brews (148) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Melted carmel orgasm. And watch the 27% because smooth as hell. But boozy aroma but warm buttery taste and slips down the back of your throat. Thank you God for this beer existing

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dysenteri (127) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2016
Raisin, figs, bourbon, dark fruit, maple syrup. Smooth as fuck for the 27%. Warming.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
OminouSC2 (447) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Dark amber color, hazy. No carbonation. Sweet aromas of caramel, raisins, punch, sherry. Sweet taste, dark, dried fruits, raisins, figs, prunes and apricot. Long, sweet finish with warming alcohol. Where do a beer stop being a beer and start being something else? This could easily be sold as a liqueur instead.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighlanderOne (1233) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2016 Poured from Utopias bottle into 2oz serving - a gift from my brother. Aroma is amazing - booze, caramel. vanilla, cherry, malt. Dark mahogany, no head. Tasting plenty of alcohol, as expected. Also, wood and toasted vanilla which reminds me of bourbon, with cherry, toffee, molasses, dried fruit, licorice, burnt malt. Palate is rich and smooth (considering the alcohol content). Not exactly the appropriate beer for a hot South Carolina day, but definitely one of the most unique, outstanding brews Iíve tried.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (1367) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle graciously shared by Gus, with koleminer20 and others, at the Beernanza. 10th anniversary. Aroma is booze, caramel, toffee, much alcohol, wonderful. Appearance is brown, no head, clear. Taste is caramel, brown sugar, toffee, sweet, then a ton of booze. Mouthfeel is medium body, no carbonation, wonderful dessert aftertaste. Overall, never thought Iíd get this, and itís wonderful.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (829) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Considering that this is a $180 bottle of beer thatís shaped to look like a copper mash tun, and that it can be recapped and stored for months after opening, this makes it abundantly clear that Utopia is something totally different from your average rack of Bud. Itís a spirit thatís meant to be had in small snifters over months, and it really tastes more like a grainy, slightly hoppy cognac than any barleywine Iíve ever had. Itís a bit overpowering, but Iím glad to finally get a chance to try this.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (2372) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pour from bottle on 8-19-11. No head, which was not surprising. Dark honey brown clear hue. I mean, overall this looks, feels, and tastes more akin to a brandy, cognac or liquer. Port-like sweetness, honey and alcohol is detectable in the aroma. Flavor is bittersweet, malty, a touch of sour white grape, honey and warming alcochol. Reduced dates and syrupy coating body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (3120) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Thanks random dude at DLD! Pours like brandy, smells like brandy. Taste is super smooth and syrupy. Caramel and coconut all over the place. Loved getting to try this one. Score!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maley1 (1116) - Calgary, CANADA - APR 25, 2016
1000th rating. What a treat! Dark copper red pour with no head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, molasses, vanilla, raisins, bourbon, ripe fruits and hops. Taste of vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, bourbon, Grand Marnier, plums, hops and spices. Full bodied, no carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, long beautiful boozy finish. Perfectly balanced, a real treat to try, excellent!!


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