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RATINGS: 998   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   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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4.1
oberabcbbsok (692) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle at the beer tasting of the Ratebeer group at the Kulminator. A great beer, just way too much alcohol

4.3
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
(Copper coated ceramic bottle) Courtesy of yespr. Bottle # 315. Pours ahazy amber with absolutely no head. Fat aroma of caramel, overripe fruit and alcohol. Very - no EXTREMELY full-bodied - this pours thick as maple syrup. Intense and very complex notes of cognac, sweet caramel and fruit. The finish is oh so hot with nothing much but alcohol. Extreme - and extremely challenging. A masterpiece. 280907

3.8
faroeviking (10838) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice clear amber colour. Sweet port aroma with a bit stinging alcohol. Lovely port, sweet, dark fruitish flavour with some alcohol. Great brew. Huge thanks to yespr for the taste of this one!

2.8
Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Sampled at the GABF 2006 Saturday seesion; couldnít believe the hype for this . . .lucky the sample was free w/ admission. Obviously malty given the 25%abv. Felt like a heated shot of well-grade Hennessy cognac. I give JK credit for creativity, but Iíd reach for some Dogfish Head WW Stout or 120 min in a heartbeat over this, and save about $90 in the process.

2.4
harrisoni (18436) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2007
Thanks to whoever brought this along. Bottle at LCRBM3. Not a beer. A malty cognac perhaps, but definitely not a beer. Not attractive either as it has too much hot alcohol.

4
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2007
Tasted 15/09/2007. SOBA AGM, leftover bottlefrom BrewNZ. This is about my 4th taste and, again, itís sans notes (Iíll take some next time I have a taste, I promise! Iíve got a bottle in the cellar for some future special occasion). Rich gold, hugely leggy, oil-like, with no head at all. Aroma is very alcoholic but complex and approachable... almost like Balvenie whisky mixed with a tokay or muscat- vanilla, wood, raisin, plum, pepper. Spicy alcohol in the mouth. Good malt sweetness, velvety mouthfeel with the lack of carbonation. Bitterness is difficult to detect at this level of alcohol and with all the luscious swetness. I had about 20mls worth - I wouldnít want a lot more, unless it was the last drink of the day. I had an Emersonís Bookbinder after this and it tasted like carbonated water for the first few sips. Great bottle thatís worth a point, even if itís a little gimmicky. Certainly looking forward to taking some notes on this one. I do find it surprisingly drinkable.

3.9
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottle at LCRBM3. Dark brown with zero head. Really hard to know what to say about this other than a) I canít really look at it like a beer, b) I really like it. Itís more akin to drinking some ridiculous blend of whiskey, brandy and cognac. Thick and vinous almost like oil. Huge bohemoth of a beer. Stupendous malts, silly season alcohol but so much more drinkable than you would expect. Incredibly long sweet finish. Itís like eating cake. Oh so wrong but oh so good. Insanity in a glass.

3.6
skortila (5794) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2007
3rd LCRBM. 2003 bottle. Aroma has malts raisins and cognac. Very nice! Clear, brown coloured with no head. Taste is very sweet with caramel malts and cognac. Needless to say this one is quite alcoholic. Great aroma, disappointing taste.

4
bierkoning (13243) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
3rd LCRBM. 2003 bottle. Aroma of malt whisky mixed with raisin. The very sweet flavor has raisin and banana and is very brandy-like. Very malty, very alcoholic, but somehow this is very well integrated in this malt beverage (I donít know if I can call this a beer). Magic stuff, extreme in al ways thinkable.

3.7
Jerre (3312) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2007
Bottle @ LCRBM, Kulminator. Black color, no head. Aroma very strong alcoholic. This is like liquor. Medium body. Taste = complex, very caramel, port, strong alcoholic.


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