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RATINGS: 998   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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Biroholik (1374) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - JAN 11, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2017 Bottle Sharing / Piwne Degustacje Kraków
Samuel Adams Utopias 10th Anniversary (2012)
Nieziemskie, bogate, wielowarstwowe, potężnie złożone piwo. Określenie "złożone, wielowarstwowe" powinno być stworzone dla takich piw jak to. Aromat jest obezwładniający, gigantyczny, bardzo intensywny. Najważniejszą jego zaletą jest fajt, że oodąża on za smakiem. Słodkie, likierowate z całym szeregiem składowych, których nie sposób wszystkich wymienić. Skupię się zaledwie na tych najważniejszych: śliwki, rodzynki, toffi, owoce kandyzowane, figi, skórki pomarańczy, karmel, a nawet lekka czekolada. W kontrze nuty beczki dęblwej, mokrego drewna, sherry, wanilii. Alkohol rozgrzewa w szlachetny sposób, ale ani na sekundę nie wychodzi przed szereg. Kolosalna oleitsa, gęsta jak kisiel faktura, przy której nie sposób nazywać ten trunek jeszcze płynem. Genialne, arcymistrzowskie. Nie potrafiłbym odjąć mu punktów za słabą pianę, dlatego w mojej ocenie dostaje maksymalną liczbę 20-tu punktów i 5.0 na RateBeer.

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Noform (86) - Tarnowskie Góry, POLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Samuel Adams Utopias 10th Anniversary (2012) Genialne piwo, zapach powala na deski, toffi takie ciągnące sie, beczki, kokos wszystko. W smaku słodkie nie tak wyklejające jak Jopen ale zdecydowanie bardziej "pijalne"? Nie męczy alkohol genialnie paruje w ustach. Klasa już nie światowa a pozaziemska, "galaktyczna"?

5
shawnmurphy (495) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2017
A review reconstructed from notes. Picked up a copper bottle of 10th anniversary version (2012) to have a taste-testing with friends and to split the cost (it is a very pricey bottle!). You really can’t call this a beer, although it’s brewed with barley – but so is scotch! With an alcohol percentage of 29 percent for this vintage, I had to remind myself that I was drinking a “beer” when it seemed more like I was sipping a port, sherry, cognac, bourbon, and/or a scotch. Poured dark amber with no head or lacing, yet a swirl of the snifter leaves legs on the glass, like sipping hard liquor. Aroma is sweet malt, vanilla, caramel, maple, molasses, dried dark fruit, smoky wood, and alcohol. Flavor is all of the above plus brown bread with raisins, candied blood oranges, tobacco, earth, with a sweet, lingering burn from the booze. Mouthfeel is full-bodied, syrupy and sweet, yet not cloyingly so. A once-in-a-lifetime treat to myself!

4.9
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2010
"The bottle was divided seven ways, and was obtained by a friend on a recent trip to Texas (Utopias is outlawed in oHIo due to abv limits)....that being said I can honestly say the 3.5 ounce sample we each received offered immense amounts of enjoyment and fulfillment. True this is beer only due to the ingredients and methods produces, it’s a beautiful beverage 16 years in the making and provides aspects untouched by any other beer. Pours still as a winter night and has a chestnut/cherry colored body. No carbonation, no head, no lacing. Amazingly thick legs that creep down the glass when swirled. The body glistens when held to the light. Aroma instantly reminds me of Triple Bock only it’s Triple Bock cubed. Huge and hearty as I sniffed heavily and exhaled through my open mouth. Scents of plums, red wine, oak, tobacco, and cognac danced across my head. Overly sweet red fruits and layers upon layers of aroma. Viscous feel that coats the mouth. Extremely warming and luscuious. Full bodied is an understatement. The slightest of sips provided a euphoria that raced through my entire body. Sturdy flavors that resemble the incredible aroma. Sherry, port and common red table wine coupled with lots of overly ripe fruits. Vanilla, bourbon and tobacco are prevalent. This is insanely delectable, and the entire sample lasted me a couple of hours. Perhaps a once in a lifetime opportunity for this beer enthusiast. I was a little apprehensive about the cost/volume for my share...but that quickly went away after the initial sip. "

4.9
Peter_T (1) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 14, 2011 does not count
I expected to be disappointed at the Samuel Adams’ attempt to reconcile a genuine malt & hope ale with a liqueur. I wasn’t. Heaven in a glass.

4.9
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 2014 is different. More wine and bourbon. Less fruit. Still amazing. 2011 Edition poured into a port glass. Nice copper color with no visible head. Heavy appearance in the glass. The smell at first is a lot of alcohol but that passes any you get a wonderful raisin molasses combination. Very reminiscent of a LBV port. Heavy smooth liqueur type mouth feel. Taste is difficult to describe. First thing I notice is an unusual prickly carbonation feel on the tongue. Then raisins, nuts, maybe some sherry. Finished with molasses, wine and wood. Some nice bitterness too. Nothing else like it so it?s not really comparable. Overall outstanding.

4.9
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
10th Anniversary Edition Bottle share ---> OmegaX
Appearance - Deep ruby, clean
Aroma - Maple syrup, bourbon, vanilla, oak, cherries
Taste - Cherry syrup, vanilla, wood, brown sugar, honey, warm

Man, I can’t thank Jordan enough for this one. This one thins the line between beer and liquor. The taste and aroma were so sweet and luxurious, as if a fine cognac were in this glass. Finished sweet, mellow and warm with a satisfying burn. Yes!!!!

4.9
nilsas (4114) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2013
En utrolig herlig lukt rødvin og kanel og kirsebær. En skarp nesten sherry lignende smak. En utrolig god øl som desert øl. Et øl man bør drikke vann mellom hver munnfull for å få frem den fulle smaken. Minus er pris.

4.9
kidobutai (690) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
O.M.G. Never had a beer quite like this. Strong aroma of hard liquor, Scotch. Chocolate flavoring as well. 25% ABV? All beer should be like this!

4.9
knickskicks (1162) - - APR 20, 2014
12th Annyiversary version. Still auburn pour. Nose is port wine, sherry, very sweet malts, booze. Taste is port wine, sherry, vanilla, cognac, sweet sauce. Full sticky mouthfeel, everything comes together so well.


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