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RATINGS: 882   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.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Doghair (257) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 2014 is different. More wine and bourbon. Less fruit. Still amazing. 2011 Edition poured into a port glass. Nice copper color with no visible head. Heavy appearance in the glass. The smell at first is a lot of alcohol but that passes any you get a wonderful raisin molasses combination. Very reminiscent of a LBV port. Heavy smooth liqueur type mouth feel. Taste is difficult to describe. First thing I notice is an unusual prickly carbonation feel on the tongue. Then raisins, nuts, maybe some sherry. Finished with molasses, wine and wood. Some nice bitterness too. Nothing else like it so it?s not really comparable. Overall outstanding.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
This thing was crazy. I had this a few years back at a dinner with family and friends. The aroma was super strong with a lot of alcohol in the nose. Good taste considering the abv.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorgosh (256) - - APR 23, 2013
Det går inte att mäta hastighet med en barometer och av samma anledning är frågan om Utopias ska recenseras som en öl över huvud taget. Det är russin och det är plommon och det är en jäkla massa smaker som är mer likör än nåt annat. Allt förpackat i en löjligt snygg flaska. 10th anniversary-varianten i det här fallet.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maltser85 (256) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours a murky brown, mahogany. Super thick, almost syrup like. Aroma of huge bourbon barrels, vanilla, soft oak, coconut. Dark fruit, chocolate. Taste is all of that and then some. Almost a sherry sense to this. It is amazing. Moderately undescribable. I am left partially speechless. This is of course, a full bodied beer. Loved it!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
falco242 (251) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2012 Really fantastic, almost like a light cognac but great malt, caramel, vanilla, molasses beer flavor. Really unique experience.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
anthony850 (250) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
On tap at EBF high alc. A little fiery going down with a hint of fruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Had a "small" sample of this on the second night of The Brick’s Winter Tasting. It was as if you brewed whisky with a nice covering of brown sugar. No head, and pours with a lacing not unlike cough syrup . Eminently enjoyable though, but I doubt I could even down 4 oz of the thing with friends. It’s good... but nothing I’d have to give it as a beer... close to an extreme barleywine (as it style dictates). I think with a little less sweetness it’d be perfect though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Pours ruby brown and still with crazy legs. Aroma is all port, raisins and alcohol. Rich mouth feel is accompanied by an incredibly rich and sweet maple taste, very port like and not cloying. Finish is warming. Very glad to have tried this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 15, 2008
2003 bottle, purchased in 12/07 for over $200.00. Opened and consumed on 01/14/08. Wow, where to begin? Slightly cloudy golden pour with the thickest legs this side of cough syrup. Intense aroma of alcohol. No carbonation whatsoever. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky, but in a good way. Flavor is redolent of the sherry and port barrels used to age the brew. Sweet with an alcohol burn. The flavor reminded at least one person tasting with me of Harvey’s Bristol Cream. Unlike any beer I have ever had. Really something else. Fifty proof beer...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Roonai (245) - - MAR 16, 2011
At EBF. Extremely grateful to have the opportunity to try this (instead of $$$$$). Poured HAzy Ruby Brown. Smell was sweet whisky booze and raison fruitiness. Taste was sweet (almost tart) maple booze... heavy on the booze. my notes ask ’Beer or Whisky?’ as it is a drink you would sip on like a fine liqueur . I could definitely ’taste the rarity’ but that was the best note in there for me. I like beer, not whisky. But if you like Whisky you will enjoy it. ugh, but that burn...


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