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RATINGS: 894   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Enough has said about this beer -- I have very little to add. The aroma is the biggest defect in this beer ... slightly medicinal, but note I still gave it a high score because every scent around it is gorgeous. The flavor of malt and hops positively explode. This is, of course, a beer of extremes. This stuff is one moment a scotch, one moment a barley wine, and the next a rich liquor. Heady stuff.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"Awesome complex flavor, but this is a beer in ingredients only. if you expect anything even similar to a strong barleywine, you;ll be surprised and/or disappointed. But the aroma of spices, vanilla, maple, and frikkin alcohol are great. Nothing comparable, except really good cognac, maybe..."

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Might be the best thing I have ever had bhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhggggyggtttggfrffffgjkooihgffddddd via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4919) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
GABF 2014
Clear dark amber, no head or lacing. Aroma is woody, toasted malts and spices. Taste is woody, brown sugar, caramel and hot alcohols
I’ve had this a few times. Glad I was able to get it again. Awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1421) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Had at a tasting at Dallas Spec’s. Pours a clear copper color with no head. Caramel, spice, and some citrus and grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. You can taste the alcohol on it, but the majority is still hidden. Not quite what I expected, different but good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Salmoniform (825) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2014
GABF. Golden hue with no head. Aroma is caramel, sugar, vanilla, ethanol. Full body and no carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with an ethanol finish. Overall this was interesting. Very similar to a sweet Brandy.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Huge grape and rasin aroma. Additional carmel layer in nose as you sip. Flavor is layers of wine, rasin, and caramel malts with a slight third dimensional spice to this. Heated a tad but added to the whole experience. Great brew.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1799) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2014
Microsample of a thimble-sized pour kindly shared by Emmanuel@5e Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse - merci! Unknown vintage - Pour from black miniature kettle offered at a €250 ransom. Pours a viscous, syrupy acajou brown, no head. Immensely fragrant and rich aroma noticeable from a wide distance, oozing layers and shades of caramels and macerated fruits: syrop de Liège, grade B maple syrup, Chinese plum wine, ripe figs in brandy, aged red port with some barrel character, not too much of an ABV punch. Taste is likewise, unctuous, with more of a sweet richness of said flavours than any real yeast- or barrel-based complexity (cf. Struise Black Damnation V - Double Black in the same category). Near-cloying thick, sticky palate typical of a brandied beer liqueur-tawny port well balanced by some hop paste chtonics. Slightly gimmicky eisbocked US Strong Ale/Triple Bock by now surpassed in ABV, affordability and flavour complexity by a few other international utopias.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldmanriver (53) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Pours deep amber brown, no head and shows no carbonation. Aroma is raisins, fig, dark stone fruits, slight wood, and sweet malt. Taste is raisins,old grapes, red wine and port. It has smooth, slick medium mouthfeel. Finishes dry with some lingering dark fruit sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1334) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
Aromen smäller dig i näsan, men sötma, lite russin och stickande känslanav alkoholen. Smaken kraftig men väldigt balanserad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wihlan (286) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
Från flaska på beer ditch - mörkt bärnstensfärgad härlighet. Doftar russin smakar som ölkocentrat... Men det är det ju.


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