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RATINGS: 962   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrnkMcDermott (2977) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2010 2009 edition; 2 oz. shot at Palmer Place; $20. If youíre a beer geek, this is the one everyone will ask you about, so letís get my cherry popped here. Bright brown in tiny snifter. Deep alcoholic smell makes my eyes water. Itís 54 proof, after all; should it be considered a beer or a liqueur? Also some vanilla and sour cherry in the nose. Could this be served flambť? I try to hold some on my tongue for tasting. Itís vinous and very strong. Again with cherries, and cassis. I am irresistibly drawn to keep sniffing its sherry and brandy nose. Sherry in taste joined by vanilla, figs, more sherry, pear. A brew transfigured beyond hops and malt. Palmer Place got 6 bottles of this.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (596) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (2283) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (2923) - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maley1 (1036) - calgary, Alberta, 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!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (4887) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DiarmaidBHK (4056) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1108) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 5, 2016
A- pours a thick rich mahogany with no noticeable head or lacing. S- aromas deluxe! Booze booze and more booze. But if you don't stick your head in the glass there are great notes of cinnamon raisin bread, brown sugar, bear claws, Vermont maple leaf candies, molasses, cedar, orange blossoms, dense honey, obvious malts, oh yeah, and still some booze. M- thick and heavy viscous body with high burn and sugar. No carb. T- booze of course comes through at first. Lots of rye whiskey, grass, lemon and orange pulp. Much like an old fashioned. Middle is brown sugars, caramel and molasses which thin quickly. Sour, wet wood. Lavender, pepper, licorice, nutmeg spice. Pecan pie. Ending burns with rye, lemon pith, sharp grass and more barrel. Zinc. Ending is sustained but also efficient and clean.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eripe323 (51) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2016
Sample from VilleValla Pub. Dark amber with no head (due to sampling). Smells of raisins and booze. Taste of raisins, some plum, caramell, toffee, sweetness, booze (sort of whiskey-like). Low carbonation. Overall quite good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (5231) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle of the 2013 vintage that Iíve been slowly rationing, first release to be blended with a touch of KMF. Poured 1-2 ounces into a Utopias Riedel glass. Clear dark copper/amber brown, no head as expected. Aromas of whiskey, oak, Port, dark fruit, light smokiness. Tastes of oak, whiskey, dark fruit, light caramel, Port wine, a little smokiness. Medium-light body with a dry and warm finish. Alcohol heat seems to have faded nicely since having this bottle fresh. Nice complexity.


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