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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.


3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2013
Tasting from a snifter. The biggest downfall of this beer is the aroma, which gives away the alcohol content of Utopias as soon as it is poured. However, it goes down shockingly smooth, and closes out with incredible maple syrup flavor. I would never put the money out for this myself, but I am glad I had the opportunity to give it a shot.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - MAY 4, 2013
Tasted from the bottle, @Mikkeller bar, Copenhagen, 04/05/2013. Pours ultra muddy, ditty dark brown, with some particles floating in it. Aroma is phenomenal, no alcohol at all! Raisins, dried fruits, some port notes, slightly woody. Taste is immediately warming, but with signs of booze again. A lot of sweetness, dark fruits, cherries, plums, slight tart cherry notes in the end. Aftertaste is alcohol tickling, with lovely sweet prunes character. A beer to drink on very special occasions, for sure - Recommended+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Wow.. Looks like a pure, clean, amber brandy. Smells of heavy malts, some coffee, and a lot of brandy/wine alcohol. Taste is very powerful, burns just a little going down and lights your stomach on fire. Crisp caramel like flavors with again a little bit of coffee. Sweet and a little earthy like a scotch. Glad I could try this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Pours rich, red amber glow. Aroma is much like a tawny port, fermented apple, cream sherry, cognac, dried fruit, sweet and salty soy sauce. Flavor is much the same with an upfront saltiness and mild sourness that distinguishes it from sherry and port. Unique and delicious, but not for the $$$ it costs.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rustbucket0873 (277) - Krikville, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Pours a brown golden color no head but has legs like a nice wine. Smells heavily alcholic fingernail polish scotch and walnuts. Palate is hot but well coated and creamy. Flavor is maple syrup sticky malt scotch and more raw alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chris__hartley (276) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlbertC (276) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
Copper red, no head (no shit), Aroma is calvados/conjac, some port wine and a lot of raisins. Taste is raisin, sweet, boozy, oak, vanilla, dried fruits, half way through is driet fruits and more raisins and finish is sweet liqour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorgosh (274) - - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 12, 2003
While not quite as powerful as the Millennium, the Utopias has similar fruity and nutty flavors, with a stronger touch of the whisky barrels in which it was fermented. Like it's older sibling, though, the Utopias dances on the tongue and leaves you with a pleasant sensation, and a bit of a 'ping' in the sinuses. Quite nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - FEB 24, 2011
Clear, dark golden colour. No foam Aroma; There is a very present flor-aroma, the same aroma you find in sherry. Also, dried fruit, raisins, walnuts and alot of spices from the hops. Flavours; Dominated by dried fruit and nuts (walnuts in particulare). A hot, alcohol afterburn, but a complex beer. Loong lasting aftertaste, drink it like a fine spirit. Summary; Is this beer? Or is it not? Im not the one to judge, but it is sure as hell good!


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