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RATINGS: 988   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 810   ABV: 27%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 16, 2004
GABF Sampling: liquor and scotch aroma, vanilla tasting, very light color, milder taste, cloying, carmel, scotch

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Review #600. 10th Anniversary Edition served in the accompanying Riedel glass. A: Pours completely still. Clear brown in color with some ruby highlights intertwined. Some massive legs and stick draping along the side of the glass. S: Very hot and boozy up front. Overt alcohol and spirts with some hotness to it. Underneath that you get some maple sweetness and burnt sugar. Some caramel and toffee notes are present as well. Dark fruit complexities show themselves as well when it starts to hit room temp. T: Caramel sweetness with a ton of vanilla. Oak with a great malty backbone. The alcohol doesnt compete with the complexities of this beer even though its over 27%. Heat on the finish with a mix of toffee, roasted figs and raisins. M: Incredibly smooth and rich with a warming finish. Devoid of carbonation with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel. O: This is the pinnacle of sipping beers. Sweet, complex and warming. This is a beer I will savor for a long time. Serving type: bottle

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattiasA (862) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
Backlog. Tried at a tasting arranged by lbutikken at restedst lbar 6/11/2010.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 11/24/2011. 2011 bottle poured from an elegant copper coated ceramic bottle into a tasting glass. As were my expectations, this has a look I am more accustomed to seeing in a brown liquor, maybe a cognac. A few stray bubbles very briefly collected for a moment before quickly vanishing. Wow, there is a ton going on in the aroma. There is a lot of sweetness, with aromas ranging from vanilla to molasses. Some caramel and other sweet malts are noticeable, as well as oak, some general dark fruits, and maple. The flavor has an incredible presence. The sweetness includes caramel, molasses, vanilla, maple, and dark fruits, with a malt that drags on through the finish. Other notes of port and cognac, as well as a general oak character, are present as well. Utopias has a huge body, with almost no carbonation and a fairly sticky nature. This is actually one of the few things that clues me in that it is not a liquor; it is sticky instead of dry. It goes down surprisingly smooth with an alcohol presence of a much lower ABV beer. When a beer can be opened and still stored for weeks (or months), the line between beer and liquor has justifiably become blurred. There is just an incredible amount of complexity involved with this beer that makes it very difficult to judge. Did I really enjoy it? Yes, it was amazing. Could I drink more than 4 oz.? That would be tough. Do I regularly want to pay $165 for a bottle of it? Probably not. Scoring this beer is difficult.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SuperTiti33 (859) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Rousse rougeâtre. Aucun collet. Très sucré. Bonne chaleur d'alcool. Très aromatique. Boisé. Chocolaté. Fruité. Banane. Pruneau. Vanillé. Cerise. Noix/amande (Amaretto). Réglisse. Vin rouge/porto. Vinaigre balsamique. Orange. Bourbon. Très fine amertume. Extrêmement complexe. Superbe, presque parfaite.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - NOV 19, 2007
First beer sampled at the GABF. WOW! What a way to start. Super sugary sweet. Very little alcohol in the flavor. Impressive.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Thanks to brewblackhole for this gem! Reddish color. Smell of alcohol, wine, caramel, whiskey/bourbon, oak, vanilla, pepper, clove, champaign, nuts, dark fruit and the list goes on and on. I sat for 20 minutes just smelling this. Taste of the same but only better. I wish I could give this a 10.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2012
sample from Kellys Mega beer class, dalton, ma on 12/6/12. Aroma is booze, cognac, steallr hops and fervent malts followed by figs, tar, licorice, booze, dark fruits, rum, and a bit of everything else. wow, this is it for beer, if it is. Color is plum black with brown highlights. Glad Ive got to add this one to the list. Aroma is what stands out. I can still smell the goodness, and yes, I dipped the finger and finished the rest, it was that good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2005
i almost fell out of my chair at the freakin frog when the owner told me they had this behind the bar...i immediately ordered a glass and it was worth every cent. aroma reminded me more of a nice scotch than a beer, with hints of port wine and some caramel malts and yeast. the pour was again, more reminiscent of scotch, as it clung to the sides of the goblet as i swirled it around the glass. the color roughly matched the bottle it was poured from, copper, but a little more on the amber side, and had absolutely no head at all. the flavors progressed beautifuly from some sweet malts though a port vein, into a nice smooth scotch/cognac flavor followed up by the same malts that started the whole thing off. each sip tasted better than the one before, as the smooth scotch flavor lingered on the palate to lead the way to the next sip. the mouthfeel was thick as the beer coated the inside of my mouth and gave a nice warming sensation on the way down, but not a single hint of the abv affected the flavor. this was an unbelievable experience in both flavor and texture...if i didnt know what it was before hand, i would never have even believed it to be a beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (838) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2015
2oz pour from bottle shared by Brian...thanks buddy. Aroma is some caramel and alcohol mainly. Alcohol burn all the way down. Dont think I could drink too much but glad to try it.


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