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RATINGS: 995   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14552) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2010
Sample at Patricks, Kristiansand. Amber colour no head. Flavour is alcohol, plum, madeira, port wine, dried fruits, malt. Nice beer to drink slowly.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (14218) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2008
GABF 2008 poured a clear brown with no head. Aromas of maple, carmel, vanilla and alcohol. Palate was medium bodied, smooth syrupy and hot. Flavors of maple, carmel, vanilla, pepper and alcohol with a smooth, hot lingering sweet fin ish.

This is truly a hot sticky sweet mess of a beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (14100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle 2002. Pours a cloudy brown color with a minimal creamy off-white head that diminished and produced minimal lacing. Heavy complex aroma of roasted malt , maple sugar. Medium to full body with a thick texture. Good flavor with heavy complex bittersweet and heavy complex sweet finish of long duration with a nice alcohol burn. Great brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13874) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2004
(Bottle #06757) No head, mostly clear amber. Aroma is alcohol -- cognac/scotch. Taste is cognac & scotch, medium sweet with nice alcohol warming/moderate burn. No carbonation in the very full body. I don't care if it meets the technical criteria for a beer, it's not a beer. Still, a very good experience, even if it's ridiculously overpriced. So thanks Mom and Dad for finding a birthday gift for me last year that you knew I'd never get for myself.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (13780) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 7, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2012 Re-rate 5/9/12: Bottle sample at Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen. Liqueur-y. fruity, malty, cookie-ish. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4

Re-rate 3/17/12: Bottle sample at a Samuel Adams tasting at kerenmks place. Thanks Oren. 2007 bottle. Deep reddish amber color. Concentrated aroma of dark fruits, malt and alcohol. Very sweet and alcoholic malty flavor with plums. Thick and oily mouthfeel. Too sweet and alcoholic but not bad as a liqueur. 7/3/6/4/13=3.3
Bottle sample at a Samuel Adams tasting at kerenmks place. Thanks beerandbeyond. 2003 bottle. Hazy dark amber-brown color. Aroma of malt, caramel, cookie dough, some dark fruits and alcohol. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, chocolate, plums, a bit of raisins, cookies and alcohol. Thick. 8/3/7/4/14=3.6

[9/25/11] Mahleket Hanikot Shotrim 11 tour. Bottle at Sorbon in Bromma. 3cl sample. Clear burgundy color. Aroma of malt, lots of dark fruits (raisins, plums, cherries), cognac, some cake-like hints, light chocolate hints, some wood and alcohol. Sweet alcoholic flavor with malt, caramel, raisins, plums, figs, cherries, grape notes, wood and warming and slightly burning alcohol. Not very beer-like, but an interesting experience and I quite like it. 8/4/7/4/15=3.8

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (13739) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle. 2 cl sample at lrepublikken, Gteborg. No head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy fantastic complex vinius aroma. More like sherry/port than beer. Light sweet powerfull flavor. Not that alcoholic. Long great complex finish. creamy palate. Fantastic experience but too expensive (120Skr).

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (13476) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
10th Anniversary bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a dark amber with no head. The aroma is oak, figs, booze, and dark fruits. Thick mouthfeel with very complex flavors, vanilla, oak, figs, nuts, sugary malt. Alcohol is present but not much of a burn. Really enjoyed this special treat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (13406) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar. Amber colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, fruit, malt and alcohol.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lubiere (13382) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
Sampled at the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer at Goose Island, Nov.11, 2005. Hazy red brown ale with no head. Deep sweet aroma of vanilla beans, alcohol, sweet apples, like a Pinot de Charente. In mouth, licorice malt with anis seed, alcohol wamth, vapour-like, vanilla and nuts. Wow. Rich intense body with discreet bitterness lingering in mouth. Noted the sample served would probably be around 30$ worth...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christian (13278) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2012 Strong beer tasting at Youll Never Walk Alone in Kolding. Thanks to Torben for making this available! Deep red amber with no head. Huge aroma of malt, dried fruits, fortified wines, alcohol and a touch of leather. Barley wine aroma, only more of everything. The flavour is extreme. Dried fruits, sherry and port wine. Very sweet with warm and somehow quite rounded alcohol. Fruity aftertaste with a lot of raisin and a hint of walnuts. Impressive experience and surprisingly beer-like. For someone who doesnt like sweet stuff in general I have a weakness for well made barleywines. And this is one of them!


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