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RATINGS: 920   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemdawg (541) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2003
FWE beer#7. Matt, you rock. The bottle was sittting there all nite, just taunting us. The second leg of teh Sam Adams Triple Crown run. This is the one beer I was almost afraid to drink. $90 a bottle, and 25% abv was enough to rattle me a bit. Again, in a snifTer. Head was one after a second or two. The apperance was like apple cider, getting darker from top to bottom. Smelled this one for a looong time. The first and most lasting impression of the aroma was tequilla, and then add in some vanila. There was so much more I just could not pick out. I balked twice at taking the frist sip. Alcohol, yes. After that, brandy and coginac tastes. Almost not a beer. Great experience though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2630) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2010 Amber coloured with no head. Sherry aroma. Very sweet flavour with a late touch of raisins. Perhaps too strong for it’s own good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 The Lure:
Alcohol bombardment attempts to blind the nostrils but some deeply caramelized cereals can be perceived during the onslaught. You have to blink to protect yourself though.

The Festivities:
This isn’t beer, it’s hard liquor and pancake syrup. Alcohol is everywhere, lingers and coats the palate. Perchance, earthy caramel and fruitiness can be found, redolent of some of their Triple Bock attempts, but that burning splash of ethanol I endure every sip of it is not very pleasurable. I respect the craft, but DFH has proved to me that high abvs can be thoroughly hidden in beer. This is well made, but it is not for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30378) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2005
[At GABF 2004, Denver] An amber beer with no head, but the liquid makes "curtains" on the glass like a strong wine or liquor. The aroma is woody with strong notes of alcohol, but also overripe fruits, sherry, and bourbon. The flavor is powerful with notes of plums, other overripe fruits, and loads of alcohol, that burns the throat, as a strong sherry. The end is dry woody. An experience - but to me, not a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 4, 2005
GABF (like I’m gonna pay for this myself!) Pors a Med. Amber with no head. Soy sauce maple vanilla and port, a hell of a lot better than the triple bock in the nose. Syrupy body with very little life. Hot and sweet w/maple. Very oxidized and hot, brandy-like. Not very drinkable. I’d rather have a $50 bottle of port.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2830) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2006
200th rater. Thanks for the heads up on this to PilsnerPeter, also went to the Downtown Bar and Grill just to try a shot of this. And I believe the shot ($15) may have been too much as well. Color is dark copper but clear. Aroma is very very strong, as strong as cheap cognac. Pretty much all hard liquer strength alcohol in the plum/raison barleywine way. Think Thomas Hardy’s to the tenth degree. Taste is too strong, all alcohol, ridiculous burn in the throat. This is as much hard liquer as it is beer. Way too much burn. I give it points for being original but I take away points for being almost undrinkable as a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Snifter at Tap Werks Rating NO 500. Syrup aroma, Light nutty almond aroma as well, No hops to speak of. Taste is very sweet,sweet like maple syrup, no hops in the taste just like Frangelico or Barenjager, ugh not that great, i could put it on my waffles, but wow this one is sweet., i really expected some alcohol but its really not prevalent. Just plenty of sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Smells of raisins and alcohol poured flat and clear brown tasted very sweet with smaller than expected burn with nice body warming

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (2659) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2010
SA Utopias: en ära att få ha provat denna potenta dryck. Inget skum, ingen kolsyra, stark som fan (27%), härlig kropp och munkänsla, en massa torkade frukter, söt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3095) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2011
2009 vintage shared by TPatuto - Pours hazy dark amber with no head at all. Smells crazy--raisin, toffee, lots of sharp alcohol, brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, and port/sherry notes. Taste is much smoother and less sharp--tons of caramel and toffee, red wine, tons of grainy malt, and brown sugar. Warming on the finish, not hot, but burns the tongue a bit. Sweet and syrupy, and pretty slick. Really glad I got to try this one, but it’s not really for me.

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