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RATINGS: 992   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordErasmus (4) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2007 does not count
this guy below me is a LIAR! he enjoyed it at House of BREWS on 51st St. What a lush, he cant even remember where he enjoys his beers... Anyways, this "beer" was surprisingly good, I have to say this has way more in common with a fine port than it has to do with any form of beer, but what do I know. Thick, syrupy and tasty recommended to try but definitely not something you would enjoy every day.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Finally! Enjoyed at Hop Devil. Tastes like a very sweet port - lots of sultanas and red fruit. Deliciously thick - and expensive. 1oz shot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 Had a Pint of this last night. Just kidding, 1 oz pour for ten bucks. Normally I dont think thats enough to get a good taste, but this stuff packs a lot of punch. Smell is familiar, rum?, cognac?, and real maple syrup. Smells quite alcoholic as well. Taste is much less alcoholic, reminds me of some fine liquer, except a lot more complex. Maple Syrup up front, vanilla, hints of wood, bourbon, spices, dark fruits, carmelized sugar. This was really interesting. I wonder if I will get another crack at it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2007
GABF 2007. Pours a viscous cloudy roasted caramel syrup with no head. Intense nose, dripping with sugary dark fruits and warming liquore. Notes of plum, figs, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, cinnimon, mace, plums, raisins; its all there and incredibly rich and decadent. Heavy body, with a sticky texture and only a subtle suggestion of carbonation. Tastes like it smells, which is basically an explosion of dark fruit flavors across the palate. I couldnt image being able to drink more than a couple of ounces of this without suffering from pancreas failure, but the flavors are incredible. Very complex, with a pleasant earthy spice character to compliment the fruits, alcohol, and brown sugar/molasses. Total palate killer, but worth it, in my opinion. Refined alcohols in the finish, warming the palate and throat calmly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2007
Bottle at Lbutikken - thanks to Yespr. Cloudy deep orange - no head. Raisins, high hoppy, bread, alcoholi, brown sugar, lots of dried dark fruits, portwine-like. Powerfull and light alcoholic afterburn. Very delicious, but not as fantastic as I hoped !!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Consumed in a Sam Adams Reidel glass. I had an old rating stored here, but I deleted it as it was from a small sample from their first batch of this beer. Pours light brown with no head. A nice neck, like you might see from a cognac or good scotch shows itself on the glass as the beer is swirled. Smells of sherry, cognac, warming alcohol, citrus, some woody character. Taste is sweet with molasses, some hints of sherry, maple, lots of warming alcohol, but it doesnt overwhelm the other flavors. Some cherry notes are also present. Mouthfeel yields lots of alcohol as does the finish. If you take this for what it is, which is a fermented cordial, it is actually quite interesting and different. Reminds me of a cognac. This "beer" could really benefit from some aging in a barrel.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2007
$20 for a 1oz sample at Hop Devil. Not worth it. Not even close. Hot, full, rich aroma. Nutty sugars, milk chocolate, beets. Big alcohol. Filling, nutty flavor, very malty. Wheaty and husky flavors develop as the beer sits and become overbearing and off-balance. Very boozy, brash... almost tastes a bit off. I can see some hints of Tripelbock in here but it is nowhere near as beautifully crafted or aged as that.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2007 Special Utopias tasting at Three Cellars in Franklin, WI. There is a story behind every beer, and a story behind every beer drank. This beer rivals the Greek epics, the Great Russian Ballets, and the many wonders of the world. I waited with anticipation for the night to arrive, having cleared my work schedule and getting the mother in law to watch the boy. I arrived at the location and awaited with a palpable anticipation for the opening of the bottle. It was opened and poured into the glass, looking like the nectar of the beer gods. A beautiful sunset amber. Although there was no frothy covering on this mountain, it was sheer elegence in its naked beauty. The aroma was breathtaking. A perfect blending of fragances each peeking through to culminate in a scent all its own. The feeling of familiarity in the scent, like a gathering of all your family and closest friends, but with the freshness of a newborn babe. Butterscotch, vanilla, fruits, hops, caramel, toffee to name a few. After relishing the bouquet for what seemed a fleeting moment, but turned out to be a few minutes, I took my first sip. Ecstacy, rapture, utter fantasy and delight. The tastes of the best breakfast pancakes with maple syrup, along with a beautiful butterscoth toffee, and a great glowing warmth of alcohol. As I rolled it around on my tongue, every taste bud was alive with sensory input, no one thing overpowering the other. The warm, luxuriant, silky liquid felt as though it was melting on my tongue. The finihing touches bring a dearth of warmth, happiness and fullfilment. If beer was an emotion, this would be love. If I never again sample another beer, at least I have tasted the nectar of bliss.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - NOV 19, 2007
First beer sampled at the GABF. WOW! What a way to start. Super sugary sweet. Very little alcohol in the flavor. Impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
RSRIZZO (1973) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Had this beer at GABF on 10/11/07. Aroma is a very rich sweet scent of malt and maple. Color is a hazy brown with no carbonation or head. Taste is one of the most amazing things ever with a rich sweet body that has a rich maple flavor. Its not beer like but it is a wonderful thing to drink.


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