fmbrewing (12) - Dodgeville, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I tasted this beer at the great taste of the midwest. I happened to be standing at the Sam Adams booth and one of the event organizers came to the both and asked the pourer, "I hear you have some really strong beer?". The guy behind the booth took out this silver and glass bong shaped bottle and poured him like a finger of this syrupy good stuff. As I just happend to be standing there, I also asked the Sam Adams guy if I could have just a taste. He poured my a tiny bit and I asked him "what is this stuff?". He said, "It’s the strongest beer in the world!". I loved it, it was like doing a shot of brown sugar liquor and it smelled like heaven. That 25 proof goodness packs a wallup!
Jrwhitney6 (230) - - MAR 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours honey amber color with no had and no carbonation. Wonderful nose - sherry, raisins and fig. Taste is very sherry like, sugary with raisins. I do not get "beer" at all. Still, this was excellent.
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Experiment_Ale (439) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At common table with Taylor. Pours flat ruby read bronze cloudy. Aroma is huge musky earthy sherry, molasses. Taste is pungent molasses fig. It’s a slow sipper obviously, but a beautiful fig sugar plumb flavor that is savory and very nice. The burn is really soft and warming in a great way. I just need a fire, and a cigar.
MattiasA (362) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog. Tried at a tasting arranged by Ölbutikken at Örestedst Ölbar 6/11/2010.
chris__hartley (268) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours copper with ruby highlights; there is absolutely no head. The aroma is violently alcoholic, with notes of: licorice, toffee, burnt sugar, raisins, and dark rum. The taste is medium sweet, with medium astringency; the aroma notes carry through into the taste with the addition of heavily iodine laden scotch. The palate is heavy bodied, very oily, has no carbonation, quite astringent, and a medium finish. Overall, a total jip for the price; though definitely worth experiencing.
alliance100 (329) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours a transparent copper/amber . Big raisin and woody aromas . Taste is a mix of dark fruit / mild tart cherry . Glycerol palate . Very cognac like . Taste is great but the $ is ridiculous .
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Jpzila (11) - - FEB 11, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted at GABF 2013. Absolutely took my breath away. At nearly 30% I was expecting harsh alcohol like a whiskey. This was nothing like that. The aroma was amazing and the taste so incredibly smooth. Boozy bit not harsh, nutty and malty with smooth hints of fruit, vanilla, oak, chocolate. Definitely deserves a much higher rating than it has.
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AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - FEB 10, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2013 bottle of Samuel Adams Utopia with my good friend Joe. This beer has a strong aroma of alcohol, bourbon, maple, vanilla, and wood. It is a very malty beer with no carbonation that dances upon the tip of your tongue and rejuvinates your spirit!. The maple flavors are the most dominant, followed by the taste of vanilla bourbon. The apperance is copper in color like the brew kettle it was aged in. Full bodied beer with creamy texture, flat carbonation, and a long finish. Overall I have never tasted anything like this, and I don’t think any craft beer has ever come close. Everyone should try this once in their life if they are a craft beer lover.
oRos (971) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Aaron at California 10k event. Pours light brown with no head. Beers flat. Aroma of booze. Taste is harsh booze with a suttle sweet finish. Like taking a shot of a cognac.
bmerz (655) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2012 in DEC 2014. Pours ruby crystalline no carbonation. Aroma is basically port raisins cherries rich malt. Flavor is the same with pronounced boozy burn and Bourbon finish with bitter strain all the way through. Feel is silken and thick to start then the heat kicks in and warms all the way down. Less intense than I expected but really enjoyable. Barely beer.
smcolw (529) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
"A beer unlike any other, this one has a warm, sweet flavor highlighted with notes of caramel, vanilla and oak. Touted as The World’s Strongest Beer. 25%"
I’m curious to see if this beer was fortified. It is better to compare this to port as it has all of the properties of a fortified wine. Pours very thick, looks like brandy. The smell is very intense with all of the elements listed above plus dark plum and some blackberry. The taste is sweet and potent, like maple syrup with vodka. Overpowering but delicious. Worth having as a treat (or dessert).