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RATINGS: 996   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 13, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2007 Amber colour with no head. Malty nose with some oak and a nice balanced sweetness and alcohol. Flavor has some dark fruit sweetness and a cognac like alcohol touch. Thanx Jeppe for sharing this special beer. . . Thanx to yespr, I had one more sip of this wonderfull beer. This one, bottle # 315, seems more balanced and smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: APR 10, 2006 GABF 2005. 2 oz. sample poured by Jim Koch while he was being filmed, which was amusing. Flat, clear, rich brassy gold body. Dizzying alcohol hits first followed by a bouquet of bourbon pecan pie. Flavor of alcohol, molasses, pecan and other nuts. Sticky and ultra-sweet. A fun, decadent sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kvwbingo (4) - Vista, California, USA - OCT 4, 2005 does not count
Clear coppery pour, with no head at all. Looks like brandy, smells like brandy. Also smells of bourbon, maple, and sherry. Taste is similar--very sweet and nutty, with creeping alcohol heat rising from throat to palate and into nostrils. Makes for an intense sipping experience. Certainly more of a cordial than a beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Sampled at the FOBAB 2006. Pours a copper-brown with no head to speak of. Overpowering alcohol aromas and very little else. Tastes is more like a caramel schnapps with some notes of brown sugar and maple syrup.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5595) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2007
3rd LCRBM. 2003 bottle. Aroma has malts raisins and cognac. Very nice! Clear, brown coloured with no head. Taste is very sweet with caramel malts and cognac. Needless to say this one is quite alcoholic. Great aroma, disappointing taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2757) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 20, 2008
Taster in snifter at Oldsmar Tap House. Amber with brandy legs and no head. Alcohol burn and honey sugar brandy cognac aroma. Malty syrupy brandy-like feel with cognac flavor and mild spicy burning finish. Very smooth, though, from lack of beerlike bitterness. Interesting, but not what I would consider to be a beer drink, though I realize it is made bith beer malts, among other things. Thanks Tony.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
gameface23 (131) - Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2008 Strong maple notes both in smell and taste. Tasted like a port fortified with maple brandy. Created a warming sensation as it traveled down the esophagus. I drank it out of the Utopias glassware that came with the bottle. It had a slight syrupy consistency that coated the glass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2008
6-27-08 bottle shared thanks to thickfreakness, courtesy of GregMCQ
Thick and LEGGY caramel colored with no head at all. Smell is intense! It is big pecan pie and roasted sugar and booze. Really strong alcohol with the first pour - as you lean in to smell it - the nostrils actually burn. Flavor is caramel and pecan pie - very similar to a cognac. Very warming. Thick, almost syrupy. It was hard to rate - as every sip and every smell seemed totally different from the prior one.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1606) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Big thank you to robert from stateline liquors to shares this with me. Cool bottle. Poured into a snifter. Aroma of all alcohol... Doesnt smell good at all. Is this even beer??? Taste is actually smooth and warming. I am not into liquors but close to a brandy or congnac. There is alcohol in the taste but not dominating the flavor. Malty sweet. Kind of impressed that its even drinkable at such a high ABV. Low cabonation. Overall I wouldnt buy it or even seek this out but I am glad I got to sample this (3oz) which was more than enough. Thanks again robert for sharing!

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 20/20
obguthr (6108) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2010
$200 per bottle, poured into a 4 oz. souvenir sampling glass: Volatile nose somewhere between brandy and whisky. My son describes it as rubber cement, but I digress. Cloudy viscous ochre pour, no head. No carbonation, thick and extra full bodied. The flavor is an absolutely delicious blend of honey, caramel, and cashews. The nuttiness stays from start to finish and assumes a more distinct pecan quality with time. I fully expected to hate this beer, particularly because of the cost, but it is actually very special. I dont like whiskey or other distilled spirits. I despise the bourbon barrel aging fad. Make no mistake this beer is more like a distilled spirit, but there are few liquors that I would rather have than this. Is it worth $200? For most, I doubt it. For me, it was another tick, but a memorable and enjoyable one.


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