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RATINGS: 992   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (1210) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - AUG 24, 2013
2011 vintage sample, courtesy of northropfrye. Aroma is bready, malty and spicy, with notes of brandy and yeast, maybe champagne. Flavour is similar but less boozy than the nose - surprisingly easy to drink, especially considering the ABV. Very interesting.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1232) - 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 (25) - 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 (93) - 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 (701) - 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 (53) - 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!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rumore (248) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 19, 2017
From the bottle, 10th anniversary edition, 2012. Pours foamless,a beautiful dark brown with nice reflections. Aroma is dark malt, licorice, fruits under spirits, dry fruits. Body is very dense, very sticky, intense burn. Taste is sweet, with strong caramel feeling. Some bitterness and wrote some astringency. Finish is rather long and intense, lots of salivation induced.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
hajsman (204) - Gdask, POLAND - JAN 15, 2017
Aromas of barrels at top, bourbon, cognac, very sweet, dark fruits. Alcohol is noble but way too heavy. Its not easy to drink. I wouldnt say that it is a beer (no head, no carbonation). More like curiosty than something to recommend

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Noform (42) - Tarnowskie Gry, POLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Samuel Adams Utopias 10th Anniversary (2012) Genialne piwo, zapach powala na deski, toffi takie ciągnące sie, beczki, kokos wszystko. W smaku słodkie nie tak wyklejające jak Jopen ale zdecydowanie bardziej "pijalne"? Nie męczy alkohol genialnie paruje w ustach. Klasa już nie światowa a pozaziemska, "galaktyczna"?

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Biroholik (1079) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - JAN 11, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2017 Bottle Sharing / Piwne Degustacje Krakw
Samuel Adams Utopias 10th Anniversary (2012)
Nieziemskie, bogate, wielowarstwowe, potężnie złożone piwo. Określenie "złożone, wielowarstwowe" powinno być stworzone dla takich piw jak to. Aromat jest obezwładniający, gigantyczny, bardzo intensywny. Najważniejszą jego zaletą jest fajt, że oodąża on za smakiem. Słodkie, likierowate z całym szeregiem składowych, ktrych nie sposb wszystkich wymienić. Skupię się zaledwie na tych najważniejszych: śliwki, rodzynki, toffi, owoce kandyzowane, figi, skrki pomarańczy, karmel, a nawet lekka czekolada. W kontrze nuty beczki dęblwej, mokrego drewna, sherry, wanilii. Alkohol rozgrzewa w szlachetny sposb, ale ani na sekundę nie wychodzi przed szereg. Kolosalna oleitsa, gęsta jak kisiel faktura, przy ktrej nie sposb nazywać ten trunek jeszcze płynem. Genialne, arcymistrzowskie. Nie potrafiłbym odjąć mu punktw za słabą pianę, dlatego w mojej ocenie dostaje maksymalną liczbę 20-tu punktw i 5.0 na RateBeer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (10260) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Shared bottle at Samm Fest I, October 2016. Poured clear caramel colored with min head. The nose was a rich medley of rich, caramelly malt, tannins, hops. Tasted like a fine bourbon, with rich, malt, tons of heat in the flavor and nose, and more caramel and spirity flavor as it warmed. A white whale I thought Id never see, and I am thankful for that. What a beer.


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