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RATINGS: 915   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (12519) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (12278) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 9, 2011
Getestet beim LCRBM Dieses Bier ist extrem schwer zu bewerten, es eindeutig zu alkoholreich. Dazu kommt eine Schärfe, die den Alkohgol noch hervorhebt. Die zwangsläufig auftretende Würze ist aber viel zu schwach, um etwas anrichten zu können. Im Nachgeschmack holt diese auf und passt sich der Alkoholstärke an. Die Süße scheint während des gesamten Tirnkvorgangs ins unendliche zu gehen. Interessant, aber kaum zu trinken! Test vom 10.9.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,10,1,4,-,8 - 6,78

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12252) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Poured from a bottle at Mikkeller Viktoriagade, cost about £10, 02/03/14. Murky dark mahogony brown with no head. Nose is big booze, rich fruit, herbal tones, light smoke, dark fruit rinds, tobacco, leafy, earthy. Taste comprises rich fruit cake, sherry tones, sweet demerera sugar, booze, dark fruit peel, dates, leather. Full full bodiment, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close. Solid stuff for the ABV which doesn’t come across anything like 27%!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12173) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (12132) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with no head. Aroma of vanilla, vinous, bourbon, caramel malt,and toffee. Flavor of caramel malt, toffee, cognac, and honey with a dry oak finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11981) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11711) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christian (11674) - 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!


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