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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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (22715) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2011 deep dark brown ...sweet rich light smokey woody toffee hops ... completely sherry nose ... huge sweet front ... rich smooth spicy spirit ... rich oily body ... complex dark fruits ... huge plum and fig ... some caramel malts ... light alcohol burn on the tongue ... very nice .. very sweet ... very rich ... The score is definitly qualified as a nip but its f... stunning

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (19872) - 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, its a strange but very good beer! Thanks Jeppe for sharing this sample!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18837) - Gteborg, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (18815) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (18771) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 9, 2011
Getestet beim LCRBM Dieses Bier ist extrem schwer zu bewerten, es eindeutig zu alkoholreich. Dazu kommt eine Schrfe, die den Alkohgol noch hervorhebt. Die zwangslufig auftretende Wrze ist aber viel zu schwach, um etwas anrichten zu knnen. Im Nachgeschmack holt diese auf und passt sich der Alkoholstrke an. Die Se scheint whrend 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18267) - 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 doesnt come across anything like 27%!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrisoni (17715) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (17638) - Hjbjerg, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (16768) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Bottle, at Patricks. An unclear, reddish brown drink, flat as a pancake. Pretty awsome aroma, very vinous and boozy, in a nice way. Raisins, cellar, prunes, toffee, notes of coffee, chocolate and some dark berries. Its full-bodied, non-carbonated and warming on the palate, not remotely as sticky sweet as one could imagine judging from the aroma. Theres not much bitterness going on, its the malts that run the show. Some hints of coffee, cellar and old barrels, with quite a lot of raisins, prunes and toffee. Dark berries chime in, just like in the aroma, present, but far from taking a leading role. Its probably a bit too warming in the end, but its in the same nice way like in a very fine cognac, aquavit or similar. A wonderful and complex beer. One day Ill crack open the bottle I have in my cellar, almost cant wait. In the meantime, I can enjoy it at the local pub. 140412

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TBone (16618) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
Bottled, vintage 2003. Clear amber brown, no head. Nose is exactly like in Madeira-wine: fruity, alcoholic. Taste too: prunes, grapefruit, toffee, sugars. Earth-shaking, just damned expensive.


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