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RATINGS: 998   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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jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2007
[email protected] Cognac aroma. Red brown color, no head. Very sweet, varnish, grapes, very alcoholic. What to do? Is this a beer, no way! Did I like it? Yeah. So I decided to rate it and as a beer but as a cognac or something. I wouldn’t mind if this was removed from the website though.

4.4
Buddahchild (28) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Dark amber with no carbonation. Sweet caramel, candied fruits, and vanilla. Rich thick body, with tastes of vanilla, port, caramel, light dark fruit and sweet toffee. The sweet finish seems to go forever. Enjoy like a port, have a cigar or some creme brulee. i think I’ll keep mine in my cellar a while.

4.3
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2008 Name: Utopias
Date: 06/23/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Freakin Frog

Appearance: clear amber, headless,
Aroma: rich sweet alcoholic fruity aroma with caramel, vanilla, oak, and licorish, aroma gets a bit syrupy sweet after a while,
Body: thick body,
Flavor: flavor is a much richer version of the incredible aroma, fumey alcohol the quickly fades replaced by the richest most wonderful elixar ever
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Date: 06/03/2008
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2007

Appearance: clear brown, headless, thick and viscous with lots of legs,
Aroma: sweet hot caramel aroma, sweet maple, alcohol comes in waves,
Body: big thick body,
Flavor: lots of rich caramel flavor, nice maple and vanilla sweetness, light bitterness, alcohol comes and goes but generally stays out of the way,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 9/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ***4

2.5
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Poured a deep amber/ruby with no head or lace. The nose was bourbon-esque with massive dark fruits, tons of alcohol, malt and caramel. A touch of maple syrup like character is also noticed. The flavor is vinous and ripe. Full of raisin, plum, butterscotch, sweet carmel and brown sugar. The finish is full bodied, bitter and all alcohol. This burnt like hell going down. Every sip steals your breath (not in a good way). Fortunatly I was able to sample it for free at the 2005 Great American Beer festival. At $100 a bottle you should try it; if anything to say, you’ve had the strongest beer in the world.

3.8
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2007
Few Ounce taste @ Downton Bar and Grill courtesy of super cool bartender Matt Byrne, normally the tastes go for $20 and the bottles are $400, so I have to give major props to Matt. Shared coincidentally with a friend named Matt. Pours brown and viscous looking. It looks quite thick overall, this however changes as it goes on it seems more thin it opens up. The nose is pretty damn insane its very hardcore with a supreme kick of alchol thats bigger than I’d expect but than again it is 25%. Also there is some big maple syrup smell in there too. The taste is like dessert wine on crack cocaine. Sweet maple and caramel. It also has a huge mouth punch, with a grappa kick. Its sharp on the palate but it also is intriguing as it changes as I drank it. Memorable.

2.9
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Copper brew kettle: Pours a clear cola color with no bubbles. Rich, refined malts with notes of whiskey, wood, fruit, spice, grass and earth. Very robust, complex and strong. Heavy bodied and crisp, without carbonation. Ending contains brown sugar notes. Thanks, Bruce!! :)

4.1
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2007
Copper kettle thanks to my man Chris. 2003. Very complex with notes of malt, raisins, prunes, caramel, coffee, syrup, pine, alcohol and a somewhat dry finish.

2.9
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Sample provided by Jeffin7. Clear amber body is still. Uber hot and boozy nose is very sweet with toffee and raisins. The flavor is rum-like, very sweet, raisins, toffee and booze. Full body is sticky and still.

3.8
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Sampled from a copper kettle, courtesy of jeffin7 (who foolishly and kindly opened up his cellar to us). Thanks, Jeff! Pours a clear, dark amber color, almost like maple syrup; headless. Dense, nose-burning brown sugar and maple syrup in the aroma. Full, incredibly dense mouthfeel: lovely, creamy brown sugar, maple syrup, and toasty vanilla; satisfying liquor- and cordial-like density; slightly buttery, creamy as all hell. Lovely stuff. Lengthy, buttery and maple syrup finish.

3.7
Mike4686 (120) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2007
2005 bottle split w/friends, pours like a burbon, looks like one too, its definitely potent stuff, taste of pancake syrup, really delicious in small amounts.


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