Samuel Adams Utopias - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.72/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Fairly dark but clear copper color with a slight ruby hue. Obviously there isn't any head but it has a thick and slick look.
S - Alcohol heat comes out strong but it doesn't detract from other aromas. Strong caramel and brown sugar. Touches of dark fruit and vinous aroma along with some vanilla. Sweet, thick, syrupy aroma with a strong alcohol aroma.
T - Alcohol burn is surprisingly well hidden. Very complex with sweet caramel, molasses, brown sugar, and syrup providing the background. Some dark fruit from the port also comes out with a slight vinous flavor but mostly plum and raisin. A nice vanilla kick shows up occasionally. Butterscotch and toffee are also pretty strong.
M - Medium to full body with no carbonation. Very sticky with a warming but not burning feel. Great to sip on.
D - Very nice sipping beer. Warming but not burning feel with increasingly complex flavors. Wonderful beer to sip on for awhile.
Notes: Had a 1 - 1.5 oz snifter at The Sanctuary in Iowa City. Very nice beer to sip on with amazing flavors and a nice warming feel. Alcohol was surprisingly well hidden. I loved how the barrels affected this beer; they really helped make this an excellent sipper.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2011 00:49:17 | More by FreshHawk
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