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RATINGS: 988   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 810   ABV: 27%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdb288 (584) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2014
2011 Bottle. Pours thick, viscous honey-gold with no head (of course). Aroma is deeply fruity - fig, apple, orange, raisin, alcohol. Taste is also fruity with some notable hop bittering/bite up front. Long, lingering alcohol burn - quite pleasant. Going to savor this one a small glassful at a time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gubihumle (584) - Nrre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2015
Kbte en flaske sammen med et par venner. Jeg har virkelig vanskeligheder ved at vurdere denne skaldte l. Den har ingen skumkrone og minder i smagen mere om en blanding af en cognac og en portvin end om en l. Smagen er bld, rund og sdlig med en mere bitter alkoholagtig eftersmag. Den smager fantastisk. Men er det en l?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Extreme Beer Fest '04: My god this is an ass kicker. It is deep amber in color with the aroma of caramel and buttery scotch. It seriously tastes like a cognac. I really like this in very small doses, but it seems a little to strong to be a beer, thus the lower rating than it might deserve.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (574) - - MAY 22, 2014
2009 Vintage bottle. Shared with durwoodx and loinis. Pours a deep chocolate brown, translucent with light barely passing through the haze. Still, no lacing and major legs as the Utopias glass is swirled. Aroma is huge - maple syrup, oak, vanilla, bacon, cocoa. Flavor is nearly indescribable - smooth yet complex. Toffeee, port, peat, brandy, and oak with vanilla. Alcohol is barely present - masterfully hidden. Always an occasion to have this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2010
Sample at SBWF 2010. Flat mahogany. This is all about raisins. Heavy raisin aroma, heavy raisin taste. Did I mention raisins? Think mashed raisins mixed with a splash of vodka and add some more dried fruits to that.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 Its hard to consider this beer. It tastes very much like sweet Armagnac or Amontillado. In has a deep copper color and no carbonation. The aroma is full of toasted nuts, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and oak. Its sweetness balances its high alcohol very nicely giving it a very creamy mouth feel. In fact, its very much like eating alcoholic creme brulee from a wooden spoon. One of the most unusual "beers" Ive ever tasted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2004
So this is rating #500, and I have to say its one of the more challenging ratings to write. Very little I know about beer applies to this brew, so Im going to fly by the seat of my pants. Clear amber colour with no head. Aroma is conac, scotch and alcohol. Flavour is like a finely blended spirit, sweet and syrupy yet balanced by the alcohol vapour and warmth. Lots of wood, alcohol and dates. Thanks Andy (Landseer) for this one-of-a-kind experience.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 6, 2004
I rated this a bit different for one reason...this is not beer! More of a cognac which while I loved it if a beer I was to open smelled like this Id really have to think again. So my notes are as follows. Golden brown with no head. Smells a bit like tawny port w/hints of scotch and brandy. Heavey w/burning finish. Not beer, lots of nuts, banilla, very rich. And sherry like notes of salt air. Awesome substance...not beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemdawg (561) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2003
FWE beer#7. Matt, you rock. The bottle was sittting there all nite, just taunting us. The second leg of teh Sam Adams Triple Crown run. This is the one beer I was almost afraid to drink. $90 a bottle, and 25% abv was enough to rattle me a bit. Again, in a snifTer. Head was one after a second or two. The apperance was like apple cider, getting darker from top to bottom. Smelled this one for a looong time. The first and most lasting impression of the aroma was tequilla, and then add in some vanila. There was so much more I just could not pick out. I balked twice at taking the frist sip. Alcohol, yes. After that, brandy and coginac tastes. Almost not a beer. Great experience though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2008
Pours copper red, with no head. The alcohol content is such that the beer refluxes in the snifter. An incredibly strong aroma, sweet and full of fruit and alcohol. Bringing plum, vanilla and a caramel malt with it. Flavour is of course very strong. Sweet initially with its plum fruitiness and quite bitter, but then this is erased half way through and changes to a toffee fruit taste which lingers. Ends very warm and very long. This beer is well worth a taste - no matter the price. A once in a lifetime experience.

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