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RATINGS: 972   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 810   ABV: 27%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2008
Pours copper red, with no head. The alcohol content is such that the beer refluxes in the snifter. An incredibly strong aroma, sweet and full of fruit and alcohol. Bringing plum, vanilla and a caramel malt with it. Flavour is of course very strong. Sweet initially with its plum fruitiness and quite bitter, but then this is erased half way through and changes to a toffee fruit taste which lingers. Ends very warm and very long. This beer is well worth a taste - no matter the price. A once in a lifetime experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Pours brown into the glass with no head. No carbonation on this behemoth. Aroma is incredible with maple syrup, vanilla, chocolate, rum and raisons. Flavor is a sweet/sour/salty mess to me. Glad to have tried the beer, but the taste does not translate from the aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Copper brew kettle: Pours a clear cola color with no bubbles. Rich, refined malts with notes of whiskey, wood, fruit, spice, grass and earth. Very robust, complex and strong. Heavy bodied and crisp, without carbonation. Ending contains brown sugar notes. Thanks, Bruce!! :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2009
Dark amber, no head... Aroma is intense nutty, oaky, sweet and warming. Mouthfeel is simply fat and sticky, flavour is huge with too much going on at the same time (I like) and the beer finishes hot and sweet with still loads of nutty, woody, fruity and caramell candy flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to Mittenator. Clear amber/copper with no head or carbonation. Aroma is a little hot and smells like molasses and brown sugar. Taste is incredibly complex and awesome. Molasses, butterscotch, brown sugar, toffee, dark fruit. Full body and oily in mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2013
Bottle pour at Mikkeller&Friends from the 10th anniversary. Smells intense, of sweet brown sugar, alcohol. Tastes sweet, intense dark fruits, and tons of alcohol. Palate is harsh alcohol. Finishes sweet and strong.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
I’m very grateful to ericandersnavy (through thirdeye11) for the chance to sample this one. Bottle #8291 from 2009. It took me 45 minutes to finally stop smelling it and drink it. Deep, dark honey pour with no head. Swirling in the glass leaves nice legs around the sides. Complex, rich, layered aromas of oak, bourbon, alcohol, candied dark fruits, vanilla and molasses. Flavor is just as complex and rich: brown sugar, caramelized brown sugar, oak, dark berries, plum, alcohol, maple bars, toasty, roasty and toffee. This hit my sweet spot perfectly. Thin mouthfeel with a wonderful warming finish. Much, much smoother than expected. Of course the alcohol is present in the nose and taste, but, IMHO, it didn’t overpower or detract from the overall experience. A must try for any serious beer enthusiast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2010
Dark ruby red with an orange tinge, and not surprisingly, no head. The aroma is massive. There is definitely a lot of alcohol there, but loads of raisin, prunes and other dried fruits, rum, and slightly burnt caramelized sugar. Smells like a liqour, drinks like a liquor. Hot, oily, yet sort of dry in the finish. I enjoyed it, but probably not enough to pay that sort of money for one small glass again. Too hot, too sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Poured a deep amber/ruby with no head or lace. The nose was bourbon-esque with massive dark fruits, tons of alcohol, malt and caramel. A touch of maple syrup like character is also noticed. The flavor is vinous and ripe. Full of raisin, plum, butterscotch, sweet carmel and brown sugar. The finish is full bodied, bitter and all alcohol. This burnt like hell going down. Every sip steals your breath (not in a good way). Fortunatly I was able to sample it for free at the 2005 Great American Beer festival. At $100 a bottle you should try it; if anything to say, you’ve had the strongest beer in the world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2015
Love it. 2012 vintage. Caramel aroma with alcohol burn. Figs dark fruits. No carbonation. Very sticky to the glass. Rating 500. Would buy all bottles I could but wallet doesn’t allow that.

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