myxologyst66 (10) - lahaina, Hawaii, USA - AUG 23, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The beer that started it all. Inspiring ridiculous beers from the likes of Dogfish to Brewdog. Utopias is not a beer in the traditional sense. Uncarbonated and served at room temperature, dark fruits, carmel and port wine are the predominate flavors of this ultimate sipper. I was lucky enough to land 2 bottles of the 10th anniversary edition which is a blend of barrel aged, high abv beers going all the way back to the 1994 triple bock (one of the first 2 bourbon barrel beers ever). This brew is definitely not for everyone, and with only 3000 bottles made each run, that’s Ok with me.
sir__v (1081) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small taster @ La Capsule, Lille - FR. Color: deep dark black beer with brown reflection, no foam and no carbonation. Smell: high barrel and alcohol nose as cognac, calvados and rhum. Sweet caramel. Very deep nose. Candied fruits. Taste: very sweet taste, caramel and malt taste. Deep sweet palate. Alcohol taste. Barrel aged. Calvados and cognac finish. Very strong! Aftertaste: good finish sweet alcohol and barred aged. Very nice but to expensive!
Chalumeaux (384) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer 2013 vintage. Pours dark cola with reddish tints and no head. Aromas of caramel figs dark fruit and alcohol. Taste is sweet and follows aroma with a nice brandy finish. A special treat indeed.
bnokk (276) - Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 vintage, rated in 2015.
APPEARANCE ? dark brown with some reddish tints. No carbonation & no head.
NOSE ? very hot alcohol scents. On a deep inhale, before the alcohol burns my nose, I can pick up sweet fruity notes.
FLAVOR ? also hot, but the sweetness is the most prominent flavor (aside from the alcohol). The flavor is deep and rich, with strong caramel malty flavor and fruity (think cherry) notes. The mouthfeel makes this beer feel like it’s in my mouth long after the end of the last sip.
NOTES ? this is a tremendous beverage. It?s hard to call it a beer. This is the first beer I?ve had that has legs on the glass ? and they are significant. Overall, this lives up it’s reputation. It is definitely suitable for special occasions.
Tide (2238) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster from a friend. Brown color, no head. Bittersweet taste with malts, nuts, plum, toffee, oak, tannins and sugars. Bittersweet finish with malts, citrus, tannins, oak, nuts and toffee. Excellent brew.
Dr_Fellini (830) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10th Anniversary. Black ceramic bottle to glass. No head. No carbonation. Thick. Syrupy. Boozy. Like a dessert wine.
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Intoxicating, addictive aroma. It’s so good you nearly forget about proceeding with tasting the beer. It’s best attribute. This is a sexy, musky brew of titillating sweetness and silkiness - the palate hampered slightly by the high alcohol presence. Impressive. 2013 vintage.
thomashall (313) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2oz pour from bottle shared by Brian...thanks buddy. Aroma is some caramel and alcohol mainly. Alcohol burn all the way down. Don’t think I could drink too much but glad to try it.
TychoJames (510) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaska bishops örebro. Mörkt bärnstensfärgad. Djup doft av russin och knäck. Mycket åt portvinshållet både i smak och doft. Torkad frukt, värmande alkohol, muskovadosocker...
FunkyF (405) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2 cl från flaska på bishop örebro. Mörkt kopparfärgad. Doft av russin, fat och alkohol. Smak av söta och lite syrliga russin
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Love it. 2012 vintage. Caramel aroma with alcohol burn. Figs dark fruits. No carbonation. Very sticky to the glass. Rating 500. Would buy all bottles I could but wallet doesn’t allow that.