Linnet (937) - UmeŚ, - JAN 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
More like a boozy port, than a beer, dried fruit, raisins. alcohol, sugar winelike. Fun to have tried, but nothing I will chase down to try again.
Lonick (214) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent. A fruity molasses heavy with toffee to the fore, this should be a mess but it totally works. More like a sherry or port but you can still get the beer from it. Forgot to add a big thank you to cgarvieuk
dinkle50 (835) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. Strong maple & sugar on the nose. Some rubbing alcohol as well. Mouth coating. Very sweet and crazy strong. Maple just dominated the flavor, but in a great way. Dark brown with no head. This stuff is plain delicious, but I have a hard time calling it a beer.
Mittenator (866) - Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2013 bottle. Caramel brown. Plums, caramel, toffee and boozy heat. Candi, sweet, caramel and red berries. Neat experience.
Komet (4) - Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This rating is of the 2012 10th Anniversary Utopias. This is likely the best tasting beer I have ever enjoyed. It has a rich complex nose accompanied by many layers of flavors presented to the tongue as a trilogy of moments.
popway (27) - California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Uh, remember that game Clue? Mr. Woods in the study with a Utopias bottle.
Yep. Is there an eleven for appearance. Simply the bottle with its little window showing Sam that you can open or close is enough for me. The appearance of the drink itself is hues of amber and copper. The aroma is vanilla, banana, honey, toffee, raisin. Port? Cognac? Beer? The mouthfeel is
medium bodied and slow, I mean, no carbonation and filling. A very lovely finish that leaves a resonant warmth.
rxeight (784) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at FOBAB from the fancy bottle. Smells like liquor. Really strong. Taste however is amazingly smooth. Donít get the heat with the taste. You can tell the booze is there in the finish but not unpleasant like the cheap liquor im used to. Flavors of caramel, candied sugar. Good stuff, glad I got to taste it at a beer fest and not spend $200 on it.
DrewFace (229) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour thanks to Homer321. Pours a hazy , muddy brown color. 2011 or so vintage. Huge alcohol, caramel, dark fruits in the aroma. Big caramel, toasty, warm, alcohol boozy, hot, flavor. Very tasty and full of boost.
Spab (1972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 vintage bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear, deep dark chestnut brown with no head. Huge aroma with lots of oak, dark fruits, maple, leather, vanilla and tobacco - so rich and complex that different notes continually emerge. Flavour starts sweet with maple definitely apparent and raisin/fig/prune; big oakiness, vanilla and leather; some ash and alcohol warmth in the finish. No apparent carbonation which gives it a very smooth mouthfeel. A lot to compare it to port but still some beer character. Really remarkable beverage.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My wife was lucky enough to be one of the lottery winner at the 2013 Milwaukee Beer Barons Festival. Yay! Though it was rather hard to pry this away from her to get enough to rate it properly. Lives up to the hype for sure though a bit much at that price tag. Deep mahogany with an absence of head. Aroma of port, oak, vanilla, bourbon, toffee and booze. Taste isÖ holy shit, thatís strong. And good. Real good. Almost good enough to get my top rating of 4.5. Alcohol throughout and mostly sweet with figs, strong toffee, vanilla and some dark fruits underneath. Burn baby burn.
burg326 (2707) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Ryan, thanks man, poured an amber color with aromas of dark caramelized pitted fruit, booze, oak, vanilla, sherry, and some caramel. Flavors were rich caramel, dark fruit, vanilla, oak, and sherry, boozy aftertaste, what a delight this was. This was served at room temperature, and it was amazinig.