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RATINGS: 973   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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4.8
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 ’05 bottled #03221, poured a deep bronze with no head. Aromas of vanilla extract, maple syrup, and alcohol. Flavor is vanilla, maple syrup, surprisingly smooth, with lots of complexity, and a slight fiery burn in the chest on the way down, good healthy body, alcohol warms you with each sip, flavors burst on your tongue. Beer perfection, a drinking experience of a lifetime.

4.5
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2006
On tap at the EBF.... I know some people say thats is not a beer,but i think that was very great..... Aroma:Very strong,bourbon,alcohol,maple sirup..... Appearance:Redish,very small head.... Flavor:Strong alcohol,oak,caramel,maple sirup....

4.5
MikeSheehan (3) - USA - FEB 27, 2006 does not count
One of the finest extreme beers I’ve ever tasted. Tastes more like a cognac than a beer, but it has none of the distilled "gasoline-like" taste of most spirits. Truly a revolutionary drink, and the highest alcohol content in the world for beer!

4.8
russghost (2) - USA - FEB 24, 2006 does not count
Had this on draught at GABF 2004 - Loved it almost like a very smooth cognac.

3.7
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - FEB 13, 2006
EBF ’06: Strong, but without the harsh bite of a regular hard liquor. Flavors of sherry, raisins, and vanilla. A good beer to take your time with, and a great canditate for a snifter rather than a pint glass.

4.3
Undefined (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2006
Great aroma and taste, lots of port, sherry, rasins and vanilla. just a lovely beer. long finish.

4.3
joergen (28456) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 Bottle. Hazy orange red coloured with a small head. Aroma of dried fruits, brandy and honey. Sweet flavour of brandy, dried fruits, honey and alcohol. Reminds me of a good sherry.

3.9
anders37 (26726) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2006
Deep golden amber colour. No head. First it is sherry aroma, then caramel, molasses, vanilla and raisin aroma. Lots of caramel and molasses in the flavor. Also lots of vanilla. Long warming caramel finish.

4.1
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2006
FoBAB: oily copper/mahogany with no head whatsoever, completely flat almost looks like cooking oil. Growing legs all over the glass. Aroma is all over the place. Lots of oak, vanilla, bourbon, caramel/mollasses, and burning alcohol. Thick oily mouthfeel. Flavor is dominated up front by the malt sweetness, caramel/mollasses almost like candi-sugar it’s so sweet. Through the middle the oak and vanilla come through with the bourbon and alcohol taking over in the finish. Finishes very hot, like a shot of liqouer. Nice overall, but you definately don’t need more than an ounce of this stuff at a time.

4.8
TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Sam Adams Utopias MMII pours to a brilliant, deep golden amber/rust color with no head, and no carbonation. It is a perfectly still liquid. The nose of this beer is amazingly complex and aromatic with just layers of aromas. Cinnamon, oak, vanilla, walnut, black pepper, sweet malt, sherry, maple, and peppery alcohol heat flood the nostrils. The palate is rich and slightly syrupy on the tounge, with layers of flavors. Complex notes of oak, sherry, whiskey, sweet malt, vanilla, maple, and walnut flavors fill the mouth. Utopias MMII finishes with more of those complex flavors, and ends with a very warming, soothing, high octane burn. This is an amazing beer drinking experience, akin to drinking a fine single malt scotch or cognac. This is the ultimate sipping brew, the perfect beer to have after a big meal, and the perfect beer to slowly sip and savor on a special occasion. I was very impressed with this beer, and I will slowly work on my bottle, partaking only on special occasions. For with a beer this special, comes a lofty price tag. It retails for $100+ a bottle, and can only be found in select markets, in only a handful of states.


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