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RATINGS: 1001   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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4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 2014 is different. More wine and bourbon. Less fruit. Still amazing. 2011 Edition poured into a port glass. Nice copper color with no visible head. Heavy appearance in the glass. The smell at first is a lot of alcohol but that passes any you get a wonderful raisin molasses combination. Very reminiscent of a LBV port. Heavy smooth liqueur type mouth feel. Taste is difficult to describe. First thing I notice is an unusual prickly carbonation feel on the tongue. Then raisins, nuts, maybe some sherry. Finished with molasses, wine and wood. Some nice bitterness too. Nothing else like it so it?s not really comparable. Overall outstanding.


4.4
Lowenbrau (4296) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2017
75cl bottle @Cimmeria. 20-07-2017.
Courtesy of this crazy lad of fombe89.
2012, 10th anniversary edition. Botle 9443. Stated above 29% ABV. Buffalo Trace aged, also port and rum barrels.
Pours flat dark amber-light copper, dense, viscous, Lots of sherry and bourbon reminescences in nose and palate, lots of wood, raisins, ageieg notes, vanilla, cacao, mighty malt bill, extremely sweet, smooth and ewell balanced, everything well integrated. Uf this can be called a beer, this beer is the closest to liquor i´ve ever tried. Unforgettable.

4.4
angel77 (3390) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 24, 2017
Samuel Adam’s utopías 10 th anniversary Ed 2012 botella 9443.
Botella cerámica 75 cl cortesía locura Fombe!!! tomada en Cimmeria 20..07..2017.
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Color cobrizo caoba oscuro sin nada de espuma. Aromas intensos penetrantes alcoholicos que recuerdan más bien a un cognac brandy o Jerez. Sabores también intensos con notas potentes dulces y maderas envejecidas en vinos anejos. Dulces tostados que recuerdan a rones y ligeros quemados de bourbon. Notas de especias, vainilla y algo de cacao amargo. Cuerpo intenso con gran sensación alcohólica desde el principio. Increíble cerveza que se asemeja más a un licor entre cognac y bourbon. Impresionante, para repetir sin duda alguna........

4.3
fombe89 (3473) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 23, 2017
Botella. of @Señor Lupulo, Gijon. 20/07/2017
Edición 10 Aniversario. Color ambarino- caoba espuma bastante escasa, aromas a madera con notas licorosas el sabor es licoroso con ligeras dosis de malta, acabando con notas a madera, cuerpo sedoso, agradable de beber. muy buena.

4.5
gopherfan99 (1829) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Bottle (2015 #07548); pours caramel brown with no head; sweet boozy aroma of caramel, dark fruit, and honey with hints of wood and maple syrup; taste is sweet with caramel, molasses, dark fruits, and honey with some wood notes; sweet, warming, boozy finish; quite good

4.3
Leighton (21296) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2017
Bottle at home in Hackney - shared during the 20k tasting. Pours clear amber-brown with almost no head. Awesome aroma, pretty huge, with definite alcohol, buckets of dates and figs, some brown sugar, toasted malts. Big sweet flavour with a certain kick of alcohol burn, modest oxidation, some raisins, leather, soft earthy bitterness, dried cranberries, more bread, toffee, liquefied dates. Full bodied, oily and chewy, with soft carbonation. Hot finish, with lots of golden raisins, more toffee, fruitcake, vanilla, raw alcohol, some woody dryness. Overall, this is a crazy beer. And, it is really fun to drink in small amounts. There’s not much like it.

4.1
Scopey (14766) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2017
Bottle at Leighton’s gaff. Massive thanks to MR 201k himself. It pours oily, dark red - amber with no head. The aroma is rich, oily, varnish, raw alcohol, light oxidised vibe, toffee, vanilla, plum and fruit compote. The taste is rich, slick, oily, plenty of tangy fruit, jammy, marzipan, bakewell tart, warming alcohol, fruit compote, wood, toffee and port wine with a boozy and warming finish. Full body, limited carbonation and slick mouth - feel. I was surprised just how good this was. Great stuff.

3.7
punkska101 (2041) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2017
Bottle shared with dad bought at Lcbo A: alcohol, figs, port, strong molasses, raisins, some chocolate. App: hazy dark brown no head. T/p: full body with sweet finish of average duration. Alcohol is dominant, like a fine spirit. O: we’ve been searching for this for a long time. I’m really glad to try that one with that guy that brought me into the exciting world of microbrewery. It’s different, strong complex. In all honestly I didn’t enjoyed it that much but I can only salute the brewery audacity. In final, one more check on the bucketlist.

4
teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 2, 2017
50cl bottle shared at Leighton’s Penthouse for his 20K. Sper mega massive thanks to Leighton himself for this beast. It pours a clean copper color with no head. Aroma is really sweet and rich with notes of caramel, vanilla, chocolate and fruit cake. Taste is also rich and sweet with notes of fruit cake, chocolate, vanilla, raisins and loads of fruits. Medium to full bodied with oily texture and soft carbonation. Overall, very good

3.6
mR_fr0g (12128) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle shared at the Leighton mega 20k tasting. 1/03/2017. Huge thanks to Leighton for this one. A clear dark brown nutty colourwd pour with a fading off white head. Aroma is boozy, raisin, apple, hot solvent alcohol, grape, rubbing alcohol. Flavour is composed of big sweet vintage port, tawny, apple, raisin, oily, solvent, boost, port, Cognac, dried fruits. Palate is oily, sticky sweet solvent, oak. Drying oak tannin. A little drying woody finiah. Boozy.

3.7
WingmanWillis (333) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle shared at Leighton’s 20k tasting. Big thanks to Leighton for cracking this whale. Pours red brown with no head. Aroma is really boozy with some red wine and red fruits. Taste is Cherry, dark fruits and a real boozy hit. Not bad at all.


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