Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
nice amber colored pour with no head whatsoever. Aroma is deep smokey grapes, wood, vanilla, bourbon. Very rich aroma, somewhat like brandy of cognac. Flavor is similarly rich, heavy on the vanilla and boozy raisins and some oakiness. Only got to have a little sip of this at a beer tasting, but I think it is an amazing beer and would definately consider buying a bottle.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2006
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one wild beer. It’s been plenty rated so I’m not sure I have a lot to add to the fray. I gotta say there’s just a ton of maple and brown sugar both on the nose and in the mouth. I have so much admiration for Sam Adams for dreaming up this beer and having the guts to actually make and sell it.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
EBF 07. looks liek whisky oil. it reminds me of cognac made with beer. vanilla oak and nice and sweet.while this beer wasnt bad at all. it was just too much like a weak (as in abv not taste) cognac then a strong beer. i just dont see the point. id rather have an XO bottle of cognac than this for a 150.(which is what the lq buy me has it for.
Scouser (284) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a burgundy color with no head or lacing. Smells of figs, vanilla and alcohol. Nice sweet alcohol taste, taste like it smells. Wow.
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - MAY 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 -
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Roonai (281) - - MAR 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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...
chris__hartley (279) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
rustbucket0873 (279) - Krikville, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.