Samuel Adams Utopias - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.9/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Four of us split the bottle so ended up getting a fair quantity of this titan and boy was I happy about that. Pours a hazy amber, no head. The aroma is awesome after a minute or two to let it open up. It smells very sweet, like maple syrup with a vanilla quality to it. The taste surprised me because of a few things. Firstly, the heat is prevalent as would be expected but not as much as you would think. It is covered very well by the rich, sweetness. The second thing that surprised me was the lack of bite. I expected a much bigger bite but that is not to say I was disappointed, just pleased by in different ways. It had a silky, vanilla-oak finish that sticks with you quite a while after each drink. There is no carbonation whatsoever which was expected for an after-dinner type beer that is to be served at room temperature. In truth, even though it is brewed as a beer, it has much more in common with a nice cognac. Very drinkable to those who like a heavier drink, goes down easy and would probably sneak up on you if you kept drinking it all night.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2010 19:31:06 | More by Dusty278
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Samuel Adams Utopias from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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