BeerDude81 (4) - - JAN 1, 2013 does not count
Samuel Adams 10th anniversary
Serving: 1pt.8fl oz, just a small amount in to the Samuel Adams Utopias glass.
Appearance: ruby black an loads of alcohol legs streaming from all sides of the glass.
Aroma: definitely some maple syrup smell, you can sure make out the barrel notes. I don’t know if it’s just my bottle but I’m getting a strong wood, vanilla and strong port an cognac smell.
Taste: ahhhhhh wow oh wow... For anyone that isn’t ready or who hasn’t had this. "it will light you up" big maple flavor definitely that cognac flavor/style even. Can make out the wood and vanilla an that aged port flavors. Back of the mouth that sugary sweetness and yet dry after taste I expect from a sherry. Yes the abv is right and big I’m guessing 29–30 since the bottle isn’t marked.
Verdict: Just beautifully crafted for being a beer. I am giving this an A+ all the way. Jriggz7 (122) - Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Best brew I’ve had. It was just a sip but was an awesome experience. This is truly a work of art. Cheers Sam Adams! isleofman (7) - oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2013 does not count
72 cl flaske, 225 kr for 4 cl. Purpur rød farge. Minner om fatlagret sherry mer enn portvin eller cognac. Tørket frukt og karamell i smak. Tørr finish. 4 cl virker lite for en øl men den drikkes som en typisk avec, og smaken eksploderer i munnen. Varer lenge. myxologyst66 (10) - lahaina, Hawaii, USA - AUG 23, 2013
The beer that started it all. Inspiring ridiculous beers from the likes of Dogfish to Brewdog. Utopias is not a beer in the traditional sense. Uncarbonated and served at room temperature, dark fruits, carmel and port wine are the predominate flavors of this ultimate sipper. I was lucky enough to land 2 bottles of the 10th anniversary edition which is a blend of barrel aged, high abv beers going all the way back to the 1994 triple bock (one of the first 2 bourbon barrel beers ever). This brew is definitely not for everyone, and with only 3000 bottles made each run, that’s Ok with me. wildbeercat (359) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2013 Edition bottle #12853. Small pour into the custom Utopias glass. Served at room temperature.
Aroma: Instantly fills the room. Honey, toffee, vanilla, maple. When the glass is held closer to the nose, there’s just enough heat to give it a little tickle.
Appearance: Clear, dark mahogany body. No visible carbonation at all. Slow, thick legs take forever to travel down the glass. Beautiful.
Taste: Butterscotch, honey, maple, toffee, sherry, caramel, milk chocolate, Snickers. Cognac.
Palate: Take a small sip, just enough to coat your tongue. Let it sit and slowly press upwards towards the palate. It feels like butterscotch candies melting on your tongue. Creamy, melty, ever so slightly syrupy. Plenty of alcohol heat, but it’s a slow, mellow burn. It’s not a blazing fire, it’s the cozy, warm coals.
Overall: The most breathtaking beer I have ever had. A game-changer. A better cognac than Hennessy, and a better Oloroso sherry than most sherries. My favorite beer of all-time.
AKThunder (170) - New York, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2013 bottle of Samuel Adams Utopia with my good friend Joe. This beer has a strong aroma of alcohol, bourbon, maple, vanilla, and wood. It is a very malty beer with no carbonation that dances upon the tip of your tongue and rejuvinates your spirit!. The maple flavors are the most dominant, followed by the taste of vanilla bourbon. The apperance is copper in color like the brew kettle it was aged in. Full bodied beer with creamy texture, flat carbonation, and a long finish. Overall I have never tasted anything like this, and I don’t think any craft beer has ever come close. Everyone should try this once in their life if they are a craft beer lover. crazy_cat_lady (705) - - MAY 28, 2014
May 24, 2014. 1.5oz shot at beerbistro. This beer has to have the most awesome bottle ever; hope to acquire one for my collection at some point. The 2013 vintage seems a lot smoother than the previous time I had this at beerbistro (perhaps the 2011 vintage). Vinous fruit, very sweet nose. Lovely dark warm reddish brown, no head. Port-like. Quite lovely. koleminer20 (3976) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2014
From notes. Enjoyed at the Ashley’s Rare & Vintage Beer TasteFest on June 07. Vintage 2013. 1.5 oz pour. Finally got to try this gem, and good lord it was so worth the cost of this taste! The pour is a nice dark ruby with no real presence of lace on this. The nose is pretty incredible. This one seemed a little hot, but there is some incredible caramel, vanilla, some dark fruit notes. Toffee is also present. The flavor is also a little warm throughout, but the caramel and the dark fruits are just wonderful. The mouth feel is great. Thick and viscous, and covering extraordinarily well. There is no carbonation and a warming, lingeringly smooth sweet aftertaste. Just an incredible experience! Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Huge grape and rasin aroma. Additional carmel layer in nose as you sip. Flavor is layers of wine, rasin, and caramel malts with a slight third dimensional spice to this. Heated a tad but added to the whole experience. Great brew. msbernac (2864) - Krakow, POLAND - DEC 9, 2016
Aroma- sweet fruits
Appearance-dark amber, clear, minimal foam
Palate-full body, thick feel, soft carboation