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RATINGS: 920   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2012 This beer is an absolute monster! Pours a dark ruby red with no head to speak of or carbonation for that matter. The aroma is sweet, rich malts, and alcohol. The taste is very rich, almost cloyingly sweet, somewhat tart, and a significantly harsh alcohol burn. Very tasty but definitely one to sip like a rare cognac.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
falco242 (326) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Pours a dark brown color with no head what so ever. Aromas of strong alcohol with some sweet fruits, molasses, and yeast. Flavors of a regular barley wine a huge burn and some more sweetness. Thanks Dak for the taste!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Sampled at House of Brews in Manhattan. Thanks to a kindly stranger who bought $10 1 oz. samples for my roommate and I after we talked to him about beers for a while. Aroma is initially and overpoweringly maple syrupy. I have a personal disgust for maple syrup that is almost unrivaled due to a dare I took one fateful August, but that’s another story. Needless to say, I could tell this was not the brew for me. There was quite a bit of alcohol and bready yeast in the aroma as well. The flavor matches up exactly. I can hardly get past the maple flavor to drink it, but behind that, there’s plenty of alcohol in this self-proclaimed "strongest beer in history" (Hair of the Dog Dave ring a bell, anyone?). Sticky, liqueur mouthfeel. Copper color with zero head. No noticeable carbonation. Beautiful bottles; awful beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chris__hartley (322) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Samuel Adams Utopias Thank you to Dan McBride for the sample, much appreciated. Pours deep copper with no head. Leaves a huge oil slick on the glass. Super strong aroma of raisins, maple syrup, alcohol, cognac, bourbon and vanilla. Tons of everything. Flavor of port wine, cognac, maple syrup, some saltiness and vanilla. Huge in every way with a pleasing alcohol burn on the exit. Smooth, expensive and not really beer in my opinion. This is a cross between port wine and cognac. Great, but only in smaller quantities.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorgosh (320) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2012 vintage. Giving it high scores more for its impressiveness. To brew a beer this big is quite bold. When exactly do you stop calling it a beer and start calling it liquor? Color is like fine whiskey, strong alocholic flavors on the nose - raisins, etc. Same for the flavor - you taste the booze more than anything. Sip this one carefully.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Reviewing this from memory at a friends place. Pours amber/brown with no head. Aroma similar to cognac or brandy. A lot of caramel and alcohol, with a few intracacies of coffee and maple syrup. Good, but I felt it was trying to hard.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (313) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2015
2oz pour from bottle shared by Brian...thanks buddy. Aroma is some caramel and alcohol mainly. Alcohol burn all the way down. Don’t think I could drink too much but glad to try it.


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