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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11101) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, Yespr]
[Vintage 2003]
Pours a light hazy red-brown with a little bit of bubbles along the rim of my glass. Aroma is extremely alcoholic, some port and wood. The alcochol leaves wonderful lace curtains on my glass. Oily mouthfeel with an extreme alcohol burn. Rather sweet, lots of dried fruit (primarily figs). Light caramel, port and wood. Far too powerful for me, but it is impressive, though.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2009
@Jimmacks pre BeerWars Gathering-24oz ‘bottle’/kettle–pours with no head and hazy copper color. Aroma as it warms is chocolate/toffee, alcohol. Taste is toffee-sweet medium malt, warming alcohol like rum. This beer sheets on the glass like a wine. Sipping a little. Thanks Eric, joeec5’s friend.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2012 Strong beer tasting at You’ll Never Walk Alone in Kolding. Thanks to Torben for making this available! Deep red amber with no head. Huge aroma of malt, dried fruits, fortified wines, alcohol and a touch of leather. Barley wine aroma, only more of everything. The flavour is extreme. Dried fruits, sherry and port wine. Very sweet with warm and somehow quite rounded alcohol. Fruity aftertaste with a lot of raisin and a hint of walnuts. Impressive experience and surprisingly beer-like. For someone who doesn’t like sweet stuff in general I have a weakness for well made barleywines. And this is one of them!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2008 Name: Utopias
Date: 06/23/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Freakin Frog

Appearance: clear amber, headless,
Aroma: rich sweet alcoholic fruity aroma with caramel, vanilla, oak, and licorish, aroma gets a bit syrupy sweet after a while,
Body: thick body,
Flavor: flavor is a much richer version of the incredible aroma, fumey alcohol the quickly fades replaced by the richest most wonderful elixar ever
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Date: 06/03/2008
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2007

Appearance: clear brown, headless, thick and viscous with lots of legs,
Aroma: sweet hot caramel aroma, sweet maple, alcohol comes in waves,
Body: big thick body,
Flavor: lots of rich caramel flavor, nice maple and vanilla sweetness, light bitterness, alcohol comes and goes but generally stays out of the way,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 9/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ***4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
Sample @ MikkellerBar. Hazy dark brown/orange with no head. Aroma is malt, fruit, toffee, caramel and notes of alcohol. Flavour is malt, fruit, toffee, dark fruits, caramel, little oxidized, warming with notes of alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle shared by Marcus. This beer has legs. The aroma is cognac. A hint of maple when it comes close to the nose. Very thick body with hardly any carbonation. There is heat. It burns down the throat. It’s a bit maple-like, and rather woody. Some brown sugar in the finish. Much more impressive than the Triple Bock.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2010 courtesy of yespr. thanks a lot mate. aroma : very alcoholic, reminds me of port wine or good cognac. amber no head. flavor is fantastic, lots of syupiy, fruity, floral notes, well balanced, alc. well hidden. nice liqeur. overalll an experience indeed. [6-3-8-3-17] = 3.7 2009 vintage sampled nov 2010 @ ørsted ølbar world strongest beer tasting. clear brown no head. aroma is nutty, caramelly, boozy. flavor is very sweet, caramelly,slightly flowery, alc. well hidden. for a sweet beer this is excellent. [6-2-7-4-15] = 3.4 changed score to 6-2-8-3-16 = 3.5

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2012
Hazy reddish brown without head. Aroma is very sweet malty, caramel, dried fruit and lots of alcohol. Flavor is extremely sweet and very bitter. Extremely sweet and very bitter finish with burning alcohol. Oily and full bodied. 160212

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (10547) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Review is from a 2007 bottle. A: The pour is flat (as I expected), and a lovely caramel/copper color with a nice reddish hue to it. S: The nose really has some wonderful things going on. Rich caramel, maple, vanilla, and a slight chocolate aroma that I really did not expect. The only knock on it is that the alcohol can burn the nostrils a bit. T: While the alcohol is still of course very present on the palate, it’s much more manageable. The maple, vanilla, caramel, brandy, brown sugar, and chocolate flavors are intense and absolutely wonderful. M: While the flatness really doesn’t work with most beers, I find it to be quite nice with this one. The body is absurdly full and rich. D: I was honestly expecting to not like this beer. Once I gave it a sniff and a taste, however, I became a believer in it. And should I have a couple hundred bucks to spare, I would pick up one of these.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10405) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle 2002. Pours a cloudy brown color with a minimal creamy off-white head that diminished and produced minimal lacing. Heavy complex aroma of roasted malt , maple sugar. Medium to full body with a thick texture. Good flavor with heavy complex bittersweet and heavy complex sweet finish of long duration with a nice alcohol burn. Great brew.


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