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RATINGS: 997   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2004
Every thing about this screams strong port. The aroma and flavor are both of honey, molasses, and alcohol. The alcohol is a bit harsh but the aftertaste is long and tasty. Thanks Aaron for being so generous as to share this with everyone at When Contients Collide 2.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (613) - seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Great chance to taste this. Lots of notes with this. Very brandy like. Figs and lots of alcohol. Very lingering taste. It sits with you for a whole. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 Had a Pint of this last night. Just kidding, 1 oz pour for ten bucks. Normally I dont think thats enough to get a good taste, but this stuff packs a lot of punch. Smell is familiar, rum?, cognac?, and real maple syrup. Smells quite alcoholic as well. Taste is much less alcoholic, reminds me of some fine liquer, except a lot more complex. Maple Syrup up front, vanilla, hints of wood, bourbon, spices, dark fruits, carmelized sugar. This was really interesting. I wonder if I will get another crack at it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2014
2 cl @ Gld,Oslo March 20, 2014 Its like drinking a good madeira or portwine. Dark brown in color and a bit thick,No head or carbonation. Aroma is malt,dark sugar,a bit vanilla,alcohol and some dried dark fruits. Tastes a bit sweet and warming due to high ABV. A nice small taste as a dessert drink.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle. A - Fairly dark but clear copper color with a slight ruby hue. Obviously there isnt any head but it has a thick and slick look. S - Alcohol heat comes out strong but it doesnt detract from other aromas. Strong caramel and brown sugar. Touches of dark fruit and vinous aroma along with some vanilla. Sweet, thick, syrupy aroma with a strong alcohol aroma. T - Alcohol burn is surprisingly well hidden. Very complex with sweet caramel, molasses, brown sugar, and syrup providing the background. Some dark fruit from the port also comes out with a slight vinous flavor but mostly plum and raisin. A nice vanilla kick shows up occasionally. Butterscotch and toffee are also pretty strong. M - Medium to full body with no carbonation. Very sticky with a warming but not burning feel. Great to sip on. D - Very nice sipping beer. Warming but not burning feel with increasingly complex flavors. Wonderful beer to sip on for awhile. Notes: Had a 1 - 1.5 oz snifter at The Sanctuary in Iowa City. Very nice beer to sip on with amazing flavors and a nice warming feel. Alcohol was surprisingly well hidden. I loved how the barrels affected this beer; they really helped make this an excellent sipper.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
OminouSC2 (595) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Dark amber color, hazy. No carbonation. Sweet aromas of caramel, raisins, punch, sherry. Sweet taste, dark, dried fruits, raisins, figs, prunes and apricot. Long, sweet finish with warming alcohol. Where do a beer stop being a beer and start being something else? This could easily be sold as a liqueur instead.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - JAN 30, 2011
got a tiny pour for $20 from a random bar. it was amazing though. i hear complaints that it isnt beer, and thats true, but who cares? aroma is a lot like a young brandy: bursting with dried fruit like raisins and prunes but balanced by an alcoholic sharpness. malt is obviously there, distinguishing it from a brandy and giving the sweet aroma another dimension. taste is not harsh at all, nicely sweet with a bittersweet and alcoholic finish. texture is smooth but a bit grainy, sticky and with a finish to last the rest of the evening. definitely something to try, and hopefully more than once....

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheDog (586) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 17, 2007
Bottle 2005 version. Ive been so lucky to taste 2-3 cl. of this incredible barley wine. I would describe this brew, more closer to sherry or port. No carbonation, no head. But so much aroma and taste.Very herbal and spicy, but still smooth mouthfeel. It warms in the finish, like a brandy. New limited edition brewed this year. This Utopias being mine no. 100.

4.1
   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.

4.2
   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?


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