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RATINGS: 965   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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Wow. Tastes like burning. And maple syrup. Aroma is maple syrup, some smoke, sugar and alcohols. Awesomely viscous and stinging mouthfeel. This beer is turning out to be a bit of a challenge. I like it. Taste is cloying, hot port, some tobacco, and more heat. It makes me want waffles.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
OminouSC2 (426) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Dark amber color, hazy. No carbonation. Sweet aromas of caramel, raisins, punch, sherry. Sweet taste, dark, dried fruits, raisins, figs, prunes and apricot. Long, sweet finish with warming alcohol. Where do a beer stop being a beer and start being something else? This could easily be sold as a liqueur instead.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighlanderOne (1223) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2016 Poured from Utopias bottle into 2oz serving - a gift from my brother. Aroma is amazing - booze, caramel. vanilla, cherry, malt. Dark mahogany, no head. Tasting plenty of alcohol, as expected. Also, wood and toasted vanilla which reminds me of bourbon, with cherry, toffee, molasses, dried fruit, licorice, burnt malt. Palate is rich and smooth (considering the alcohol content). Not exactly the appropriate beer for a hot South Carolina day, but definitely one of the most unique, outstanding brews Iíve tried.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (1321) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle graciously shared by Gus, with koleminer20 and others, at the Beernanza. 10th anniversary. Aroma is booze, caramel, toffee, much alcohol, wonderful. Appearance is brown, no head, clear. Taste is caramel, brown sugar, toffee, sweet, then a ton of booze. Mouthfeel is medium body, no carbonation, wonderful dessert aftertaste. Overall, never thought Iíd get this, and itís wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (781) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Considering that this is a $180 bottle of beer thatís shaped to look like a copper mash tun, and that it can be recapped and stored for months after opening, this makes it abundantly clear that Utopia is something totally different from your average rack of Bud. Itís a spirit thatís meant to be had in small snifters over months, and it really tastes more like a grainy, slightly hoppy cognac than any barleywine Iíve ever had. Itís a bit overpowering, but Iím glad to finally get a chance to try this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (2358) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pour from bottle on 8-19-11. No head, which was not surprising. Dark honey brown clear hue. I mean, overall this looks, feels, and tastes more akin to a brandy, cognac or liquer. Port-like sweetness, honey and alcohol is detectable in the aroma. Flavor is bittersweet, malty, a touch of sour white grape, honey and warming alcochol. Reduced dates and syrupy coating body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (3094) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Thanks random dude at DLD! Pours like brandy, smells like brandy. Taste is super smooth and syrupy. Caramel and coconut all over the place. Loved getting to try this one. Score!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maley1 (1116) - Calgary, CANADA - APR 25, 2016
1000th rating. What a treat! Dark copper red pour with no head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, molasses, vanilla, raisins, bourbon, ripe fruits and hops. Taste of vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, bourbon, Grand Marnier, plums, hops and spices. Full bodied, no carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, long beautiful boozy finish. Perfectly balanced, a real treat to try, excellent!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2016
Pours a dark golden brown with fluffy head. Aromas of dark malts, hops, and light bourbon. Flavors of sweet malts, hops, and nice bourbon notes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DiarmaidBHK (4155) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2016
Pour at Doherty's Ale House. It's dark brown with no head. Massive alcohol on the nose and also a lot of raisins. Surprisingly smooth on the tongue. Instantly gives you a warming sensation. Rich and robust flavors of fig and raisin. Finished fairly clean. Surprisingly quaffable. The kind of thing you have after a great event like Arrieta throwing a no hitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1196) - LinkŲping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2016
(Sample of 2015 bottle @ VilleValla Pub, LinkŲping, April 5 2016) Pours clear red copper with no head, like a tawny port. Aroma is also tawny port, crossed with older sherry, super-sweet caramelized sugar, dried fruits, vinous, soft oak, oxidation, maybe a touch of buttery character from the wood, alcohol present. Flavour is quite sweet but again slightly drier than a port, more older sherry-like. Raisins and other pale dried fruits, burnt sugars, a bit nutty, lots of wood. Finish is a touch soft and drier, nutty, slightly buttery wood, persistent vinousness, soft bitterness, some alcohol. Smooth, oily, no carb. Very much on the fortified wine side of things, though without the same intensity of finish that the best of them have. Interesting nuances picked up from the barrels involved, rather unique in the beer world, but would rather buy a good tawny port given the price.

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