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RATINGS: 997   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (14007) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2017
Bottle at Leightons 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkska101 (1948) - 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: weve been searching for this for a long time. Im really glad to try that one with that guy that brought me into the exciting world of microbrewery. Its different, strong complex. In all honestly I didnt enjoyed it that much but I can only salute the brewery audacity. In final, one more check on the bucketlist.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 2, 2017
50cl bottle shared at Leightons 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (11363) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WingmanWillis (235) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle shared at Leightons 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Pours tan with mahogany hues with no head. Smells of tanned leather, dates, hints of tobacco. Taste is caramel, dates, hints of alcohol, and wood. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and no mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams 2013 Utopias finishes with a lingering alcohol sweetness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gebels (80) - Gdańsk, POLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Backlog. Aramoa of vanilla, almond, wood and maybe coconut, also scents of raisins and havay sweet malts and of course alcohol. Clear brown without head and CO2. In Taste sweetnes, almonds and coconut, strong warming alcohol, Light body, texture close to oily.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
***2007 Vintage*** Appearance: Pours a leather-brown body. No head or carbonation, which is to be expected. Smell: High-octane alcohol which reminds me of a good whiskey. Heady & delightful! Taste: Reminiscent of a good sherry or porto, strong in the forefront, kind of whispers at the end. Balanced through & through. Mouthfeel: Warms the mouth, cloves & cherry in the palate with a dry, mild fruit-like (woodland berries) finish. A wood-like character permeates the taste but not overwhelmingly so. Definitely has a porto vibe to it. Sweet notes are also there but not sugary sweet, more of a warming, fruit-like sweetness, not artificial sweetness. Reviewed on: 05-21-2008

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jashiu (933) - Gdask, POLAND - JAN 30, 2017
2015 vintage
At first it was mead aroma, bourbon and wood, after a while alcohol shows up and dominates.
Taste is mid dry, woody with raisins, honey. A bit of vanilla, some caramel.
Mouthfeel is medium, not very oily but getting there. Would love more body though. A lot of alcohol in taste
Very warming, you can feel the alcohol type of warming in the throat a long while after a sip. Finish is round and mellow, vanilla and wood
This should not be rated as beer anymore. As much as it is hyped, paired with the price it didnt meet all the expectations...

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
shawnmurphy (186) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2017
A review reconstructed from notes. Picked up a copper bottle of 10th anniversary version (2012) to have a taste-testing with friends and to split the cost (it is a very pricey bottle!). You really cant call this a beer, although its brewed with barley but so is scotch! With an alcohol percentage of 29 percent for this vintage, I had to remind myself that I was drinking a beer when it seemed more like I was sipping a port, sherry, cognac, bourbon, and/or a scotch. Poured dark amber with no head or lacing, yet a swirl of the snifter leaves legs on the glass, like sipping hard liquor. Aroma is sweet malt, vanilla, caramel, maple, molasses, dried dark fruit, smoky wood, and alcohol. Flavor is all of the above plus brown bread with raisins, candied blood oranges, tobacco, earth, with a sweet, lingering burn from the booze. Mouthfeel is full-bodied, syrupy and sweet, yet not cloyingly so. A once-in-a-lifetime treat to myself!


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