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RATINGS: 976   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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4.3
Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
(Copper coated ceramic bottle) Courtesy of yespr. Bottle # 315. Pours ahazy amber with absolutely no head. Fat aroma of caramel, overripe fruit and alcohol. Very - no EXTREMELY full-bodied - this pours thick as maple syrup. Intense and very complex notes of cognac, sweet caramel and fruit. The finish is oh so hot with nothing much but alcohol. Extreme - and extremely challenging. A masterpiece. 280907

4.3
Leighton (22021) - 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.

3.7
Rasmus40 (21689) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2012
Hazy reddish brown without head. Aroma is very sweet malty, caramel, dried fruit and lots of alcohol. Flavor is extremely sweet and very bitter. Extremely sweet and very bitter finish with burning alcohol. Oily and full bodied. 160212

2.6
Koelschtrinker (21171) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 9, 2011
Getestet beim LCRBM Dieses Bier ist extrem schwer zu bewerten, es eindeutig zu alkoholreich. Dazu kommt eine Schärfe, die den Alkohgol noch hervorhebt. Die zwangsläufig auftretende Würze ist aber viel zu schwach, um etwas anrichten zu können. Im Nachgeschmack holt diese auf und passt sich der Alkoholstärke an. Die Süße scheint während des gesamten Tirnkvorgangs ins unendliche zu gehen. Interessant, aber kaum zu trinken! Test vom 10.9.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,10,1,4,-,8 - 6,78

4.3
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2005
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012
2012-04-01, at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen, 9-5-8-4-17=43
Hazy dark amber color. The aroma is immensely rich, with malt, caramel, vanilla, light phenol, alcohol, light fruit. Very thick and viscous, sweet malt flavor, caramel, wood, vanilla, strong alcohol punch, raisins, figs; the mouthfeel then gets oily; late final oxidisation and astringency.
A very interesting beer.

2006-02-17, 8-5-8-3-16=40
Beautiful dark copper color. Still.
Phenolic malty aroma, with delicate notes of fruity Porto wine, alcohol, sweet oak.
Burning alcohol flaming on the tongue, leaving behind traces of toffee (strong), sugars, malt, caramel; salty and thick. Balanced flavors but unbalanced alcohol perception, killing.
Because of the alcohol, the final is too short, with some caramel and sweetness.
An experience, for sure, but yet not the state of the art.

2005-02-12, 9-4-9-5-19=46
Flat, amber color. Smells like cognac; some nuts and malt; mono-dimensional; but the nuttyness comes out later, and this is an improvement. Sweet alcoholic cognac with some malt and sweetness. Well, it’s a strange but very good beer! Thanks Jeppe for sharing this sample!

3.7
Theydon_Bois (20438) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Poured from a bottle at Mikkeller Viktoriagade, cost about £10, 02/03/14. Murky dark mahogony brown with no head. Nose is big booze, rich fruit, herbal tones, light smoke, dark fruit rinds, tobacco, leafy, earthy. Taste comprises rich fruit cake, sherry tones, sweet demerera sugar, booze, dark fruit peel, dates, leather. Full full bodiment, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close. Solid stuff for the ABV which doesn’t come across anything like 27%!

3.6
saxo (19248) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle @ Mikkeller bar. No head. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are alcohol, fruits, caramel, syrop and malt. Full bodied. No carbonation. Quite warming.

2.4
harrisoni (19159) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2007
Thanks to whoever brought this along. Bottle at LCRBM3. Not a beer. A malty cognac perhaps, but definitely not a beer. Not attractive either as it has too much hot alcohol.

3.9
rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
I struggled a little with this at first. Is this really a beer? Anyway ,it is good... Malty whisky-aroma with some cognac. Flavor is vinous, salty licorice and fruity from apricot and apples. The body is incredible.

4.2
mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
2 oz. pour from bottles courtesy of Dave and Gerry (thanks a lot guys). Pours a cloudy, dark orangey brown - zero head. Aroma is like a cognac or sherry, with lots of booze, stone fruits (plum, raisins) and roasted nuts - beautiful on the nose. First sip reveals a palate literally like syrup, with flavours of cognac and sherry, thick caramel / maple syrup, dried fruits (figs, dates, raisins), boozy and very high sweetness level. Incredibly rich and complex, even if cloyingly sweet. Miles better than other stupid-high ABV beers I’ve had. Quite the treat in small quantities.


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