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RATINGS: 995   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 810   ABV: 27%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Had a "small" sample of this on the second night of The Bricks Winter Tasting. It was as if you brewed whisky with a nice covering of brown sugar. No head, and pours with a lacing not unlike cough syrup . Eminently enjoyable though, but I doubt I could even down 4 oz of the thing with friends. Its good... but nothing Id have to give it as a beer... close to an extreme barleywine (as it style dictates). I think with a little less sweetness itd be perfect though.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Pours bronze with no head. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, creme brulee, vanilla, and cherry. Flavor is sweet caramelized sugar, toffee, almonds, coconut, and cherry. This is amazing and tastes like liquid candy. There is absolutely 0 alcohol burn in this beauty. This has a perfect balance of flavors with a silky mouth feel.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Snifter. Light amber body, nose of oak, sherry and maple syrup, no head. Luscious mouthfeel. Nutty flavor with sherry, oak, maple, fruits. This is what the Triple Bock dreamed of being, or maybe what I dreamed the Triple Bock should be.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2007
2oz Pour at the North Shore Grill - Hancock, MI. Aroma glows lightly as wet honey, hot cereal, light caramels, and brandy-like alcohol. Pours flat; no head, no carbonation. Color of hazlenut with warm clover honey edges. Flavor develops as rather complex. Alcohol is immediately noticeable and domiating, but yields to some port and brandy vinous maturity, that combine with some bubblegum esters and sugar syrup. After these rough edges, a good lot of caramel, toast, and good earth show. Then a nip of dust and oxidation. Finally, only the faintest hop smithers come through. Finishes on the strongest raisin and mature mid-fruits Ive ever tasted. Very heavy in grape and raisin. Palate either scortches or lays heavy. Alcohol or syrup. Good legs. Interesting for the intensity and method. Worth the $14.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2007
2007 Edition in Ceramic Decanter # 04563. Found this bottle at Savemore Beverage Clifton Park NY. Pours a deep copper in color with no head. Were to start WOW!!! Aroma of Cognac, sweet maple syrup, oak and with an alcohol warming smell. Taste of maple syrup, oak, butterscotch and caramel with very clean finish. Suprisingly no alcohol burn with the high alcohol %, you will feel it. I was very surpise to find this one, had to travel to New York to get this one. It was not cheap at $175 but worth it.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SDalkoholic (2371) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle from South Bay Liquor and Drugs. I had been on the look out for this beer by Sam Adams for a couple years now, so I was really happy to finally get my hands on a bottle. The amount I poured for myself was only the size of a shot glass since the aroma was so strong in alcohol and I knew before hand the ABV level. The nose is so similar to hard liquor such as whiskey, scotch or rum that I didnt have that much pleasure taking sniffs of it. Anyway, I detected scents of sugar, maple syrup, and soy sauce almost to the same effect the triple bock had played on me. Upon my initial first sip I honestly admit I winced and told myself this is was not beer. The aftertaste was of sweet sugary malts that were undeniable that this truly was a beer and I should give it another sip. The flavor is so sweet that it completely overwhelms all signs of other flavor. Although, I do get the hint of the slightest touch saltiness and bitterness in the faint background. An easy way to describe this beer is maple syrup raised to another degree of intensity, but also this beer is very similar to a whiskeyI just had to say it again. To strong for my blood and thats why Im pouring shot glasses for close friends for them to try despite the price tag.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Worlds Strongest Beer. 2005 Version; notes from 2006. Is a dark, murky brown color with no carbonation and no head whatsoever, but with this high of alcohol I cannot punish it for that. Smell is of candy, burnt sugar, vanilla, and alcohol is noticeable (not surprisingly) in the nose. Taste is very strong, burnt sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, and an alcohol is present but does not over power you as one might expect. Mouthfeel is thick an syrup-like with no carbonation, very smooth. Drinkability is tough to judge, its good no doubt, but you couldnt possibly think of drinking very much. Definately worth a try in my book. Much thanks to hero27 for graciously sharing.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
2005 vintage Thanks to hero27 for a sample of this at the Lava Lounge 06 Poured without any carbonation at all with a thick brown color and a syrupy look to it. It still looks appealing without a head, but it still puts it at a disadvantage. The smell has sweet burnt sugar with a very strong alcohol scent. Tastes of sweet butterscotch, burnt sugar, maple syrup, and a slight vanilla flavor. Mouthfeel had more of a hard alcohol feel to it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 21, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2008 From a tapped kep for a xmas tasting at the brewery- Initially smelled like a wine or light cogniac. Tastes a little like a wine, maybe an oaky cherry on steroids, or even grand mariner. very sweet, thin syrup feel, but nothing they can do to hide the 27%. exreme alc finish. With all the hype, i was a little let down, but im just not use to drinking stuff this strong. Im sure a whisky or cogniac drinker would appreciate this more.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (6627) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2007
Bought 2 cl at the Rover, Gteborg, Sweden. Deep reddish amber with no head. Port wine-like aroma with cherries and plums, wood and raisins. Medium bodied and smooth. Pleasant sweetness with a dry edge. Very nice, but what is the point with this port wine imitation of a beer? For $150 or whatever it costs I can get a really good port wine which is much better than this over-hyped product.


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