Samuel Adams Utopias - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.4/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2012 10th Anniversary bottle. 29% ABV. Poured in the Riedel designed Utopias glass. First tasting. I may come back and modify my review each year since I plan on drinking 2 oz each year on my birthday (Nov 18). Depends on how much it changes.
Pours a mahogany caramel color with no head. The nose is almost like amaretto and brandy together. Chocolate covered cherries, almonds, maple, pecans, definite booze heat (obviously), caramel, molasses and some slight red grape notes. The taste is very sweet. Maple, almond, oak, cherry, chocolate, booze, pecans, caramel and molasses. It is syrupy, sticky, sweet, very hot. It is definitely a lot different than a beer. It kind of deserves its own classification. It is fermented like beer but it is like drinking a liquor like cognac or brandy. I love it but I don't know if I can call it a favorite beer. Maybe my favorite liqueur...
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2012 03:24:21 | More by DonDirkA
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4.65/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
serveed in a Utopia tulip glass. Big thanks to my buddy Raines for making this happen.
A: Dark brown with undertones of yellow; similar to cognac. Thick greasy lacing.
S: Dark fruit, chocolate and port/sherry notes.
T: Turkish apricots, dates and some bitter chocolate. Resembles a combination of Sherry, Cognac and a stout.
M: Thin like a sherry liquor, not like any other beer to date. Fully and extremely balanced.
O: Well worth the experience and splitting a bottle or slow sipping one is worth the price tag, especially at ABV of around 29 and the age and blend that make up this beauty.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 23:27:14 | More by hillvt4me
Samuel Adams Utopias from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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