Samuel Adams Utopias - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.6/5 rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This has to be the most hyped beer in America. For years I've heard about it but would never pay $125 for a 22 oz. bottle. I just thought, maybe one day I'll be lucky enough to find it being poured at a tasting somewhere. The moral to this story; If you go to enough beer tastings . . .
Found it being poured at the GABF by Jim Koch, no less. I sampled several glasses while chatting with the brewer. A nice experience.
As for the beer; it poured a deep brown color with some faint ruby highlights. No head. No carbonation.
Aromas of oak, mollasses, maple, vanilla and alcohol. A sweet cognac-like alcohol.
Tastes are similar. Big maple, mollasses flavors. Strong alcohol. Vanilla, even a hint of toffee.
Extremely full bodied and chewy. Flat. No carbonation at all.
Overall, it was fun to finally try this beer with Koch as my bartender. It was interesting and complex. A strong/old ale type beer with massive alcohol. The most impressive thing about it was the drinkability. Was I blown away? No. Would I pay $125 for it. No. But I'd definitely drink it again for free.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2008 16:21:01 | More by BillyB
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