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RATINGS: 889   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 11/24/2011. 2011 bottle poured from an elegant copper coated ceramic bottle into a tasting glass. As were my expectations, this has a look I am more accustomed to seeing in a brown liquor, maybe a cognac. A few stray bubbles very briefly collected for a moment before quickly vanishing. Wow, there is a ton going on in the aroma. There is a lot of sweetness, with aromas ranging from vanilla to molasses. Some caramel and other sweet malts are noticeable, as well as oak, some general dark fruits, and maple. The flavor has an incredible presence. The sweetness includes caramel, molasses, vanilla, maple, and dark fruits, with a malt that drags on through the finish. Other notes of port and cognac, as well as a general oak character, are present as well. Utopias has a huge body, with almost no carbonation and a fairly sticky nature. This is actually one of the few things that clues me in that it is not a liquor; it is sticky instead of dry. It goes down surprisingly smooth with an alcohol presence of a much lower ABV beer. When a beer can be opened and still stored for weeks (or months), the line between beer and liquor has justifiably become blurred. There is just an incredible amount of complexity involved with this beer that makes it very difficult to judge. Did I really enjoy it? Yes, it was amazing. Could I drink more than 4 oz.? That would be tough. Do I regularly want to pay $165 for a bottle of it? Probably not. Scoring this beer is difficult.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (86) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Huge grape and rasin aroma. Additional carmel layer in nose as you sip. Flavor is layers of wine, rasin, and caramel malts with a slight third dimensional spice to this. Heated a tad but added to the whole experience. Great brew.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1724) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2014
Microsample of a thimble-sized pour kindly shared by Emmanuel@5e Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse - merci! Unknown vintage - Pour from black miniature kettle offered at a €250 ransom. Pours a viscous, syrupy acajou brown, no head. Immensely fragrant and rich aroma noticeable from a wide distance, oozing layers and shades of caramels and macerated fruits: syrop de Liège, grade B maple syrup, Chinese plum wine, ripe figs in brandy, aged red port with some barrel character, not too much of an ABV punch. Taste is likewise, unctuous, with more of a sweet richness of said flavours than any real yeast- or barrel-based complexity (cf. Struise Black Damnation V - Double Black in the same category). Near-cloying thick, sticky palate typical of a brandied beer liqueur-tawny port well balanced by some hop paste chtonics. Slightly gimmicky eisbocked US Strong Ale/Triple Bock by now surpassed in ABV, affordability and flavour complexity by a few other international utopias.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldmanriver (52) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Pours deep amber brown, no head and shows no carbonation. Aroma is raisins, fig, dark stone fruits, slight wood, and sweet malt. Taste is raisins,old grapes, red wine and port. It has smooth, slick medium mouthfeel. Finishes dry with some lingering dark fruit sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1289) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
Aromen smäller dig i näsan, men sötma, lite russin och stickande känslanav alkoholen. Smaken kraftig men väldigt balanserad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wihlan (258) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
Från flaska på beer ditch - mörkt bärnstensfärgad härlighet. Doftar russin smakar som ölkocentrat... Men det är det ju.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimsal27 (245) - New York, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Tasting at Mohegan sun. Pours mahogany with no head. Floral and dark fruit aroma. Taste follows nose with a cloying sweetness. The taste lies somewhere between sherry and tawny port. Not bad but if I want this type of drink I would prefer a good port at a 1/3 of the price.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (1162) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2014
Ser ut som en cognac. Inget skum. Doften har en hel del sherry (vilket jag personligen inte är så förtjust i) men även russin och alkohol. Smaken går mer åt portvin då russintonerna är mer påtagliga. I smaken finns även en del humletoner kvar som kan föra tankarna åt traditionell öl.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark amber, very sherry like, dark fruits, sweet, raisins, rich caramel and toffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2159) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Crags brought out big guns for me to sample this was first of 3 heavy hitters. Pours dark amber. Nose is alcohol and dried fruit. Tastes of sherry, rum, dried fruits, toffee, and leather. Very sweet but very enjoyable. Alcohol burn on finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SuperTiti33 (532) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Rousse rougeâtre. Aucun collet. Très sucré. Bonne chaleur d'alcool. Très aromatique. Boisé. Chocolaté. Fruité. Banane. Pruneau. Vanillé. Cerise. Noix/amande (Amaretto). Réglisse. Vin rouge/porto. Vinaigre balsamique. Orange. Bourbon. Très fine amertume. Extrêmement complexe. Superbe, presque parfaite.


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