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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drpimento (3175) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2007
This was a 2005 bottle we shared at Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse last night. A still beer so some qualities are missing such as head and lace. Had a very lovely redish amber color. Very aromatic caramel, walnuts, sherry, and hints of brandy, rum, and whiskey. flavor was the same and very sweet. Great finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
abberverator (3) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2007 does not count
I think this is the best beer I have ever had in my entire life. Many thanks to Brad for sharing it with me. Wish I could afford it, but a delightful experience all in all.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Toasted this brew from a 24-oz decanter at Cellar’s Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. (Vintage 2007- #05798) Pours a thick clear light maple syrup brew with no head. Awesome viscosity tears inside the glass. For aroma, each time I could pick up a different scent. First, it’s maple syrup, then it’s sweet dark raisins, then it’s dark chocolate with coconut, then it’s sweet bourbon. Careful not to take in the aroma too hard. The alcohol will sting your nose. Talk about multi-personality, I can see sitting in front of a fireplace just to savor the sweet scents of this beverage. Taste is thick and syrupy with flavors of sweet creamy bourbon, coconut, a touch a raisin, toffee and caramel. Finish is quite warm from the high alcohol, smooth, creamy with a soft raisin and bourbon aftertaste. This is the most rich flavored barley wine I’ve encountered. Special thanks to brewfiend for sharing this beverage and experience.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2010
"The bottle was divided seven ways, and was obtained by a friend on a recent trip to Texas (Utopias is outlawed in oHIo due to abv limits)....that being said I can honestly say the 3.5 ounce sample we each received offered immense amounts of enjoyment and fulfillment. True this is beer only due to the ingredients and methods produces, it’s a beautiful beverage 16 years in the making and provides aspects untouched by any other beer. Pours still as a winter night and has a chestnut/cherry colored body. No carbonation, no head, no lacing. Amazingly thick legs that creep down the glass when swirled. The body glistens when held to the light. Aroma instantly reminds me of Triple Bock only it’s Triple Bock cubed. Huge and hearty as I sniffed heavily and exhaled through my open mouth. Scents of plums, red wine, oak, tobacco, and cognac danced across my head. Overly sweet red fruits and layers upon layers of aroma. Viscous feel that coats the mouth. Extremely warming and luscuious. Full bodied is an understatement. The slightest of sips provided a euphoria that raced through my entire body. Sturdy flavors that resemble the incredible aroma. Sherry, port and common red table wine coupled with lots of overly ripe fruits. Vanilla, bourbon and tobacco are prevalent. This is insanely delectable, and the entire sample lasted me a couple of hours. Perhaps a once in a lifetime opportunity for this beer enthusiast. I was a little apprehensive about the cost/volume for my share...but that quickly went away after the initial sip. "

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Peter_T (1) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 14, 2011 does not count
I expected to be disappointed at the Samuel Adams’ attempt to reconcile a genuine malt & hope ale with a liqueur. I wasn’t. Heaven in a glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 2014 is different. More wine and bourbon. Less fruit. Still amazing. 2011 Edition poured into a port glass. Nice copper color with no visible head. Heavy appearance in the glass. The smell at first is a lot of alcohol but that passes any you get a wonderful raisin molasses combination. Very reminiscent of a LBV port. Heavy smooth liqueur type mouth feel. Taste is difficult to describe. First thing I notice is an unusual prickly carbonation feel on the tongue. Then raisins, nuts, maybe some sherry. Finished with molasses, wine and wood. Some nice bitterness too. Nothing else like it so it?s not really comparable. Overall outstanding.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
10th Anniversary Edition Bottle share ---> OmegaX
Appearance - Deep ruby, clean
Aroma - Maple syrup, bourbon, vanilla, oak, cherries
Taste - Cherry syrup, vanilla, wood, brown sugar, honey, warm

Man, I can’t thank Jordan enough for this one. This one thins the line between beer and liquor. The taste and aroma were so sweet and luxurious, as if a fine cognac were in this glass. Finished sweet, mellow and warm with a satisfying burn. Yes!!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nilsas (3523) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2013
En utrolig herlig lukt rødvin og kanel og kirsebær. En skarp nesten sherry lignende smak. En utrolig god øl som desert øl. Et øl man bør drikke vann mellom hver munnfull for å få frem den fulle smaken. Minus er pris.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kidobutai (642) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
O.M.G. Never had a beer quite like this. Strong aroma of hard liquor, Scotch. Chocolate flavoring as well. 25% ABV? All beer should be like this!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
knickskicks (1151) - - APR 20, 2014
12th Annyiversary version. Still auburn pour. Nose is port wine, sherry, very sweet malts, booze. Taste is port wine, sherry, vanilla, cognac, sweet sauce. Full sticky mouthfeel, everything comes together so well.

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