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RATINGS: 895   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11593) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2004
(Bottle #06757) No head, mostly clear amber. Aroma is alcohol -- cognac/scotch. Taste is cognac & scotch, medium sweet with nice alcohol warming/moderate burn. No carbonation in the very full body. I don't care if it meets the technical criteria for a beer, it's not a beer. Still, a very good experience, even if it's ridiculously overpriced. So thanks Mom and Dad for finding a birthday gift for me last year that you knew I'd never get for myself.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11389) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (11371) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (11349) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
I struggled a little with this at first. Is this really a beer? Anyway ,it is good... Malty whisky-aroma with some cognac. Flavor is vinous, salty licorice and fruity from apricot and apples. The body is incredible.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11338) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christian (11260) - 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!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11209) - 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 (11173) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11058) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2010
Sample at Patricks, Kristiansand. Amber colour no head. Flavour is alcohol, plum, madeira, port wine, dried fruits, malt. Nice beer to drink slowly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10986) - 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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